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#289591 - 06/23/18 07:48 PM Re: Folder for Opening Boxes [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
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Pooh-Bah

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For years I used EMT shears on blister packages. Today when I received my new MAG-LITE I used the EMT shears and the box cutter on the blister package to see which it better. The box cutter cut through the plastic faster.

Jeanette Isabelle
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#289613 - 06/24/18 12:20 AM Re: Folder for Opening Boxes [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
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Pay attention to where the blade will go when (NOT IF) it slips. BTDT had the stitches. I learned that if I hold the knife right & cut away from the other hand and TOWARD my body, the hand will hit before the knife.

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#290896 - 10/18/18 04:19 PM Re: Folder for Opening Boxes [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
Russ Offline
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Registered: 06/02/06
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Before this thread gets too old ...

I took another look at the Stanley Classic Retractable Blade Knife, rather than one of the newer folding versions. The advantage of the retractable knife is that you can choose to have very little blade showing, enough to cut through tape and open a box, but not enough to damage what may be in the box. With a folder, you get the full cutting edge each time — open or closed, all or nothing.

Cheap at less than $5, but uses the same utility blades.

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#290898 - 10/18/18 04:46 PM Re: Folder for Opening Boxes [Re: Russ]
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Pooh-Bah

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Loc: Somewhere in Florida
Originally Posted By: Russ
I took another look at the Stanley Classic Retractable Blade Knife, rather than one of the newer folding versions. The advantage of the retractable knife is that you can choose to have very little blade showing, enough to cut through tape and open a box, but not enough to damage what may be in the box.

I've used similar box cutters when I worked in the distribution center. I didn't like them.

The folder I bought feels more comfortable. I have small hands.

Jeanette Isabelle
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#290900 - 10/18/18 06:16 PM Re: Folder for Opening Boxes [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
Ian Offline
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Registered: 05/15/07
Posts: 198
Loc: Scotland
Milwaukee Flip Knife every time. None better.

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#290905 - 10/19/18 02:04 PM Re: Folder for Opening Boxes [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
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Registered: 12/06/06
Posts: 377
Loc: CT
I found that an Old Timer Junior Stockman worked for me. It's a small, three bladed penknife. The biggest blade is probably only two inches, and easy enough to choke up on, if cutting depth is going to be an issue.
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#290906 - 10/19/18 03:18 PM Re: Folder for Opening Boxes [Re: UncleGoo]
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Loc: southern Cal
Who needs a knife? Just shred them with your bare hands...
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