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#289591 - 06/23/18 07:48 PM Re: Folder for Opening Boxes [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
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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]
UTAlumnus Offline
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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
Posts: 5341
Loc: SOCAL
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]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
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Registered: 11/13/06
Posts: 2694
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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“Birds of a feather sure know how to clip each other’s wings, huh?” Lutz, Ascendance of a Bookworm: Part 2 Volume 4

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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]
UncleGoo Offline
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Registered: 12/06/06
Posts: 386
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]
hikermor Offline
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Registered: 08/26/06
Posts: 7655
Loc: southern Cal
Who needs a knife? Just shred them with your bare hands...
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