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oh'mike 12-22-2013 09:08 PM

Impossible to open packages
Today I found myself in a wet crawlspace and needed a new blade for the Sawsall---
I was proud of myself---

I had everything needed to complete the task--only one trip across the slush fill mess------

Or so I thought, until I needed something to open the pack of Sawsall blades----:laughing:----

I managed to hack the plastic using the Sawsall---

Good god---how many people each year must end up with life changing injuries from opening up that type of packaging?

Merry Christmas everyone---Mike----

BigJim 12-22-2013 09:21 PM

I know what you mean, the older I get the stronger they are making the clear packages, not to mention the screw top bottles, I just about need a monkey wrench to open one now days. :wallbash::gun_bandana::2guns:

oh'mike 12-22-2013 09:26 PM

Jim, I actually have a small pipe wrench next to the fridge just for bottles:laughing:

It's not you---I can strangle a bronze statue---but some bottle caps can't be gripped---

TheEplumber 12-22-2013 09:32 PM

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Ever have that plastic wrapper fight back and slice your finger?

Or that one last staple reach out and grab ya?:censored:

rossfingal 12-22-2013 09:41 PM

My friends wonder why I carry a utility knife - all the time.
(To sharpen pencils! - Duh!)

(Tear it open with your teeth!)

rusty baker 12-22-2013 09:51 PM

I hate pill bottles. Doesn't have to be childproof caps to be a pain.

Davejss 12-23-2013 05:58 PM

I can bench press almost twice my body weight but for some reason I can't open ziplock bags. Something about trying to grasp that 1/4" of plastic with my finger tips.

747 12-23-2013 06:24 PM

I bought some 2 liter pepsi. The caps are really on there. I had to use a rag for extra traction.

TheBobmanNH 12-24-2013 11:37 AM

Ugh those molded plastic boxes are the worst, and it's completely unnecessary.

For bottles and jars we have something like this at home. It's FANTASTIC.

PoleCat 12-24-2013 01:02 PM

I bought a utility knife once that was in a clam shell pack. The irony was overwhelming.:eek:

yuri 12-24-2013 01:39 PM

Like trying to open those plastic bags on a roll in the grocery store so you can put your bananas in. Dry skin is hopeless. Sounds gross but a bit of spit on the finger tips and voila you can get er done.:yes:

Best thing for traction on those Pepsi bottles or jars etc is a rubber band. Wrap it around the cap or lid and you get great traction.

gregzoll 12-24-2013 02:42 PM

I try to keep the utility knife and my shop scissors on my workbench, due to I have a habit of just tossing stuff there, or in the bucket with my tools. But when I go to look for something, I find out the wife or son used it, and placed it somewhere that I can never find them.

My order of keeping stuff on my workbench, is just try to keep stuff in the same spot, when I toss it on there, so I know next time, it is at that spot, but the wife & kid keeps moving stuff on me.

tony.g 12-24-2013 02:43 PM

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This is an old one to unscrew stubborn caps on bottles and tubes (doesn't work with child-proof caps, though).

(Happy Christmas from UK everybody:))

gregzoll 12-24-2013 02:43 PM


Originally Posted by PoleCat (Post 1282334)
I bought a utility knife once that was in a clam shell pack. The irony was overwhelming.:eek:

Probably also had a anti-theft tag on the packaging. Most likely if it had blades in it, they did that as a safety precaution, to keep people from injuring themselves.

ddawg16 12-28-2013 02:44 AM

I guess I won't mention what packages I've had trouble opening...

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