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.

59 Reviews (4.3 out of 5 Grommets)

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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


Cover falls off

10/7/2013 by Helen

It works well but the cover keeps falling off.


Very Complicated

1/12/2016 by Brian

We still haven't figured out how to get it to work. It's not intuitive, and the directions are confusing. I'm giving it a 2 because it could work like a charm if we ever figure out it operates.More > < Less


handy tool

2/11/2015 by Annette

This products works well for corners that allow you to get all the way up to the blades. On batteries recently, I have to make three different cuts to open the package because the side of the package did not have enough spare plastic to get all the way inside the tool and up to the blades to work.

when it does have the room, it works very well and makes package opening much easier than scissors.
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oh well, i tried

7/2/2014 by Lynda

there is hardly anything more frustrating than trying to open packages encased in that hard plastic. i thought this would solve my problem, but it didn't. it worked fine if the edges were flat, but forget it if the edges are recessed and that accounts for most of the packages. this didn't work any better on those packages than scissors.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.