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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12/2/2015 by Anna

Not as easy to use as I expected


Handy little gadget

10/2/2015 by Shawn

I've only gotten to use it a couple times so far but while it does work really well in general, it has it's limitations. It doesn't always work on every clam-shell package out there. The first one I used it on had larger seams at the edges and the Zip-it couldn't get in far enough to cut the package open. But I just made a few cuts until it got down to the open part and it worked great. It is plenty powerful and works well.More > < Less


It's Worth It!

8/2/2015 by Louis

It's worth the price. Takes a little getting used to, but cuts well overall. Some package configurations are beyond this tool's capability, but a little work with a knife blade or a box cutter gets the job done.More > < Less


great product

2/21/2015 by Rosalie

It actually works. With the batteries it works like a can opener opens a can. No effort.


wonderful idea!

8/28/2014 by Dave

I have used this numerous times and it works fine. A few times it slowed down near the end of the package, however i pushed it along a little and finished the job. I am so glad to have something that can easily open these kind of packagesMore > < 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.