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Plastic Packaging
« on: December 22, 2014, 02:20:50 pm »
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I have come to the conclusion, hard shell packaging does have some redeeming value.

-A kid cannot tear up a new toy, as one cannot get into the packaging to play with  the new toy in the first place.

-Allows one to practice first aid skill sets, after cutting the living daylights out of themselves trying to get into the darn thing.

-If one were to place money and credit/debit cards into these hard-shell packaging:
a) one could not purchase anything, thus saving monies, and b) bad guys would look for easier prey as they could not open it either.

-Sales of bandage scissors has to have gone up, as personally I feel these are the best tools for the opening task.

I am sure others have found redeeming value of these hard shell packages.

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    Re: Plastic Packaging
    « Reply #1 on: December 22, 2014, 03:40:58 pm »
    Can openers (of the manual kitchen variety, not the survival kit variety) are purported to work well to open the Beezlebub-designed item of which you speak, just run the opener around the edges.  I've not yet tried it as I'm usually nowhere near a can opener and resort to trying not to skewer myself with whatever knife I'm using to trace around the packaged item with. 

    I'm in full agreement of your observations of said packaging material.

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    Re: Plastic Packaging
    « Reply #2 on: December 22, 2014, 03:43:52 pm »
    One of the neat-o "I saw it on TV" gifts from a few years ago was a specialty cutter that would easily slice through that stuff, and not leave a raw edge.




    3 guesses how the cutter came packaged  :banghead  :banghead  :facepalm
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    Re: Plastic Packaging
    « Reply #3 on: December 22, 2014, 04:01:12 pm »
    Sawing through it with a steak knife works pretty well.
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    Re: Plastic Packaging
    « Reply #4 on: December 22, 2014, 04:07:38 pm »
    Wife always cringes when I pull out my knife to open one of those things. I laughed when I saw her pull out her Kershaw to open one at work, at the clinic.  Nitril gloves, and a pocket knife to open sterile packaging.
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    Re: Plastic Packaging
    « Reply #5 on: December 22, 2014, 06:41:22 pm »
    Then there's the fifteen friggin' wire ties, holding the item to a piece of the stuff inside.  :facepalm
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    Re: Plastic Packaging
    « Reply #6 on: December 22, 2014, 08:44:06 pm »
    Sawing through it with a steak knife works pretty well.

    I find a pair of tin snips to be quicker, easier, and safer than a knife for opening plastic packages.

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    Then there's the fifteen friggin' wire ties, holding the item to a piece of the stuff inside.  :facepalm

    Just use a pair of dikes to snip them. Easy peasy.



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    Re: Plastic Packaging
    « Reply #7 on: December 22, 2014, 09:58:40 pm »
    The Gerber Dime has a specially tool for opening them. Gut hooks work well too.
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    Re: Plastic Packaging
    « Reply #8 on: December 22, 2014, 10:22:41 pm »
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    Re: Plastic Packaging
    « Reply #9 on: December 22, 2014, 11:53:09 pm »
    Second the tin snips, though I find the newer ones are of a thinner material that cuts easily enough with a good pair of scissors.

    Never had trouble with the knife either, just set it down(on a cutting board or something) and trace around the outside.  If you hold it right, a slip will send the knife away from your other hand.

    Just bother with two edges most times, this also preserves it to stuff a return into to take back to the store, they prefer it when the packaging is there too.  So be careful about hitting paperwork on the back.
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    Re: Plastic Packaging
    « Reply #10 on: December 23, 2014, 10:06:21 pm »
    A good sharp knife cures the problem, zip ties and all.    :hmm
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    Re: Plastic Packaging
    « Reply #11 on: December 23, 2014, 11:28:57 pm »
    Knife+zip tie=srunged finger


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    Re: Plastic Packaging
    « Reply #12 on: December 24, 2014, 12:39:47 am »
    I've had the best luck with tin snips and titanium medical shears. Depends which one is closer at hand.
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    Re: Plastic Packaging
    « Reply #13 on: December 24, 2014, 01:42:59 pm »
    Blade to make initial cut, then use the hook around the edges.
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    Re: Plastic Packaging
    « Reply #14 on: December 24, 2014, 02:32:20 pm »
    A good sharp knife cures the problem, zip ties and all.    :hmm

    That's been my experience. A sharp knife will take the edges off of clamshell packaging pretty easy.

    If that doesn't do it, I've got a mill and a bandsaw.
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    Re: Plastic Packaging
    « Reply #15 on: December 24, 2014, 02:44:58 pm »
      I've never had a problem getting that s___ open, nor cutting myself w/ the knife. However I have gashed my hand and fingers wide the hell open on the packaging it's self.
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    Re: Plastic Packaging
    « Reply #16 on: December 24, 2014, 02:45:35 pm »
    Always have my knives ready for that clamshell crud.
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