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What the hell am I doing wrong

Discussion in 'Home and Garden' started by DXP55, Dec 13, 2019.

  1. DXP55

    Mobster

    Joined: Aug 5, 2013

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    Location: Shropshire

    Today it finally got my goat - There but for the grace of God I didn't cut my hand to pieces.

    I have struggled for years to open a blister packs but this one takes the biscuit - I recon 10 min of pulling- cutting - stabbing and most of all cursing.

    How the hell do you open these packages - I bet there is a simple way to do it but I cant find it.

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  2. jsmoke

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    A thing called scissors.
     
  3. joelk2

    Mobster

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    run the knife around the actual product to cut it out is how i approach it.
     
  4. Ahleckz

    Capodecina

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    Location: Glasgow

    Tin opener.
     
  5. ron3003

    Wise Guy

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    Location: Skegness

    Obviously your first mistake was cutting the W off.
     
  6. tom_e

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    This.
     
  7. BUDFORCE

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    Take off, and nuke the entire site from orbit.


    ...it's the only way to make sure.
     
  8. Josh

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    Location: Surrey

    claw hammer, chisel and boxing stance.
     
  9. Space Monkey

    Don

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    Home and Garden?
     
  10. BUDFORCE

    Wise Guy

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    Yes the former is normally your place of residence, your house, where you live.

    That latter is normally a piece of ground attached to it, many people use it for leisure or to grow plants on.
     
  11. Space Monkey

    Don

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    Wiki much :p

    Cutting into a USB drive box counts as home and garden!
     
  12. Mark A

    Capodecina

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    Location: Lancashire

    A dremel would do it easily :D Although I just use a pair of decent fiskar scissors.
     
  13. DXP55

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    Opening a blister pack is something I usually do in my home or garden/manshed/garage so my logic said put it here as I thought it would get a sensible answer.

    So far it seem to have been the right decision. - I have usually use scissors -Good quality one as well - That knife was first time I have tried it.

    I just thought I had missed the rip here lines and I can tell you that being a older person with dodgy hands things like this are seriously hard to open - Both wife and I sometimes struggle to open a screw top bottle of wine.
    :D:D
     
  14. psd99

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    Burn bits of the plastic with a lighter then it will be easier to break up.
     
  15. b00merang69

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    A Stanley knife and cut right around the item like someone said above unless you want to keep the packaging in this case would be hard.
     
  16. IvanDobskey

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    Joined: Feb 2, 2010

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    I hate these things, I have literally ended up destroying the product inside trying to get it out :(

    Slipped and cut through a wire on an Xbox headset one time. Very annoying.
     
  17. Bickaxe

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    Leave it outside for a bit and let wind and water erosion work its magic. Its very safe and requires no effort on your part.
     
  18. Bluecube

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    Plastic though. Bad for the environment, innit?
     
  19. b00merang69

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    We could go back to wooden crates killing more trees and then let ikea customers burn them in their wood burning stoves. ;)