Utility Knife

Description Great for making pavement marking stencils, opening material packages, snipping zip ties, or cutting construction grade traffic tape.
Typical Dimensions N/A 
Estimated Cost $5 - $30 (extra blades sold separately, cost varies) 
Durability Demo: 1 day to 1 month installation / Pilot: 1 month to 1 year installation / Interim: 1 year to 5 year installation

All Projects Can be used to prepare projects of any durability. 

Make sure blade is secured tightly, then extend blade and press firmly to cut desired item. 
Place another layer of cardboard or plywood below cardboard stencil template to avoid dulling your blade.
Draw the knife away from you when using to open packages, snip zip ties, etc.
Align blade against a straight edge to get clean stencil lines.
Replace the blade often for best results. 

Borrow from a local hardware store or use your own.  
Purchase from a local hardware store.