On this page we have collected various knives and blades for roofers. Optimized for jobs such as repairing or replacing the roof covering. You can shop a roofing felt knife, a utility knife, a roofing twin blade knife and belonging extra straight utility knife blades, hook blades, concave blades etc. If you have any questions please contact us to get more information.
What kind of knife do roofers use?
Roofing utility knives and blades are indispensable and important tools for roofers. Knives and blades are usually used for roof installing, repairing and replacement. It is common for roofers to have a universal utility knife for straight utility blades and hook blades due to cutting different thick materials. Materials that are cut while roof repair are roofing felt (other names of the material are asphalt roll roofing, rolled roofing, sanded bituminous felt, asphaltic felt and many others), asphalt shingles, fiberglass, different insulation and underlayment.
What is a hook blade?
Hook blade is a utility blade that has hooks on its both ends and is meant for cutting thick materials such as roofing felt. The user can reach areas where it is difficult for a standard utility knife to go without damaging the surrounding area. Among all blades that we offer to use for roofing, hook blades are the strongest and provide more precise cutting. Coated hook blades ( for example with titanium TiN) are even more robust and have a longer durability and better performance.
How and when is a hook blade used by roofers?
The main cutting method for roofing knives is to drag or pull a hook blade. That is, the user hooks the material with the hooked edge of the blade and pulls gently downward. There is a video below where we show how this works with the utility knife 2000. Usually a hook blade is used with a utility knife or roofing knife to cut roofing covering such as roof underlayment, roofing felt, shingles.
How and when is a straight utility blade used by roofers?
Straight utility blades can be used for cutting wood, wire and drywall with ease.
What is a 2-in-1 utility knife? Does Sollex have such a knife in stock?
At Sollex we offer a utility knife 2000 to use as the 2-in-1 knife or even better all-around utility knife that goes well with the most standard utility blades. Dimensions of the blades that fit perfectly in the knife are standard (for example: concave blade - 59 x 19mm, hook blade - 51 x 19mm and 54 x 19mm, straight utility blades - 52 x 19mm and 59 x 19mm). The knife works well with long blades160 mm for cutting foam, 180mm and 330 mm for cutting insulation.
The utility knife can be easily accessed by the user and comes with a holster to keep your knife safely by your side. The different types of blades on this knife are perfect for easing the work on projects that require cutting or slicing through different materials including roofing felt, cardboard, rubber or polystyrene foam insulation panels and more.
What is good with Sollex 2000?
It is perceived as a stable knife with a good grip. Changing blades goes very easy and it takes max 15 seconds. Inside the knife you can be stored a dispenser with upto 10 extra replacement blades. Roofers often change the blades of their knives because the blade gets sticky while cutting the roofing felt and then the sharpness gets lost. But although they often have to change blades, it is not very important that the blade change quickly. The most important thing is that the blade sits stably in the knife and it does so with Sollex 2000. In the area of the blade in the knife is a magnet that attracts the blade so it fits correctly. Among other things, it is the most versatile knife, which fits almost all utility blades the market.