Package Opener

By Zip-it

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A safe and easy way to open plastic clam-shell packaging. Battery powered.

Not available for shipment to Canada.

  • Safe—no sharp knife on unit
  • Fast and easy to use
  • Eliminate frustration opening plastic packages
  • Opens paper and cardboard envelopes, too
  • Battery powered. Requires 2 AA batteries (not included)
  • Not to be used on metal, wire, cans, or any other solid or hard material
  • Dimensions (in packaging): 8" x 4" x 4"
  • Weight: 1 lb.

58 Reviews (4.3 out of 5 Grommets)

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Just ok

9/26/2015 by Mike

The first package I tried to open was terrible. Package had heavy cardboard around the plastic. This cutter would not cut the cardboard. Once I got to the plastic, it cut ok.More > < Less


Can't Review

12/23/2014 by Fran

Giving it as a stocking stuffer for Christmas.


Bulky but it works

8/10/2014 by Jelcy

Definitely better than scissors


Cutting Edge

4/17/2014 by Corinne

This product needs some refinement. It is not as easy to maneuver into place as one might want. It does work but may take some juggling to figure out how best to approach the package. It's not something I would purchase for an elderly person as it requires dexterity to use. It's not speedy like an electric can opener but it's a better alternative to using an exacto knife.More > < Less


no instructions

12/28/2013 by Sara

I got this for opening all of those Christmas morning gifts, but was frustrated to see that there were no instructions in the box. Christmas morning is not the time to have to go to a website to see how the thing works.More > < Less

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About Zip-it

Open Sesame

No one likes a gift you can’t open. Yet those annoying plastic clam-shell packages make it nearly impossible sometimes. They’re sealed tighter than a bank vault, the hard plastic can ruin scissors, and the sharp edges left behind are an accident waiting to happen.

This holiday season, save your hands, scissors and sanity with a Zip-it Opener. It’s a battery-operated device that can cut through hard plastic packaging with no trouble at all. Just attach the Zip-it to your package, press the button and guide the rollers around like you would a can opener. Presto, your items (batteries, toys, tools, fluorescent light bulbs, whatever) are free from their plastic prison, and there are no sharp edges to worry about. Just don’t try it on a can of tomatoes; the Zip-it is intended only for cutting plastic packaging and paper envelopes.

The idea for the Zip-it came from Steve Fisher, a retired dentist who used to struggle to open plastic packages for his mother. Whenever he visited her, she had several waiting for him to open. So what does a good son do? He invents something that his mother can use safely and effectively, and his family pitched in. Steve’s oldest daughter helped design the handle, and his youngest daughter and son-in-law took on operations and distribution. After two years in design and development, their invention is making life easier for all of us, one package at a time.