In today’s modern world, foodstuff, electronic devices and even clothing apparel all come packaged in sturdy containers that are reinforced with plastic tape seals and hard to snap cords. Opening that type of packaging can be a bit tasking to the regular Jane Doe who typically isn’t equipped with reliable cutting devices such as utility knife blades or the more sophisticated retractable razor blade to open the lids in a convenient manner. While the reliable kitchen knife has been with us since the time of our forefathers and cuts through almost anything, the tool is nonetheless bulky; hard to maintain and is definitely no match for the modern packaging system.
So how can household and offices cope with this necessity? Well, users can get by with a combination of age-old procedures that have transpired through generations and mainstream cutting tools devised for said purpose. Below is a rundown of the popular and time tested packaging cutting tools.
Packaging Cutter. Also known as the box cutter, this type of cutter sports a retractable or snap off razor blade and is often used to unpack carton boxes; typically with reference to goods and equipment packaging. The tool is outfitted with a rectangular handle that serves as depository of a single edge razor blade. Securing the razor blade when in use is a sleeve on one side of the handle that slides up or down on the blade. The user can actually adjust the handle to limit blade exposure to a length that is necessary to cut through thin corrugated fiberboard and paperboard.
Fixed Blade Utility Knife. Cutters set with one fixed blade are typically designed to suit particular applications. Light duty utility knife blades the size of a pencil are outfitted with moderately thick blades. The design of the blade, along with its handle, allows for the convenient incision of thin, lightweight materials and cuts that require a high degree of accuracy and control, making it a perfect tool for arts and crafts, and scale model projects. The heavy duty fixed blades, meanwhile, are manufactured with more sophisticated materials and construction. This type of one piece construction is intended for multipurpose cutting applications.
Multi Blade Utility Knife. Cutters with multiple and retractable blades are probably the best cutting tools to date. The design and feature is similar in context to the Auto-Load Utility Knife by Acme United Corporation. The inventive tool features 10 utility knife blades stored inside the handle chamber that is easily retractable for added convenience. It functions much like the retractable razor blade except for the multiple blades set inside the handle chamber. Moreover, the handle of the utility knife blades is designed to be ergonomically appeasing for a comfortable grip.
Remember that the new cutting tools – retractable razor blades and utility knife blades such as the Acme Auto-Load Utility Knife with a rubber grip, are but indispensable cutting tools that households and offices must really have.