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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2/15/2014 by Janet

This doesn't work as easily as I thought it would. It has trouble cutting through thick packaging. I'm disappointed with this purchase.


Bad Deal!

5/16/2014 by Deborah

Does not work. Tossed in a drawer where it will probably stay.


Got a lemon

12/6/2013 by Peggy

Followed directions, but no luck. Tried different batteries - no luck. Finally noticed a slip of paper that had fallen out of package. "Remove protective cover before using. Replace protective cover after using. Blades are very sharp" ?? Guess it was an earlier edition? Disappointed with the product and The Grommet for featuring it.

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Not sure yet.

9/25/2013 by Donna

It's a Christmas gift. But I have to say that I was a little disappointed in the appearance. It didn't look brand new. The finish was a little dull like it was handled a lot, unlike new ones. Plus, the inside where you put the batteries, looked used. I hope it wasn't a return, packaged as a new one.
Don't know about the quality of the function, because, like I said, it's a gift.
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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.