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How do people survive who do not have or know how to use hammers, screwdrivers, pliers, vise-grips, heavy duty shears or other implement to access the contents?
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I have often thought that people who develop some of this plastic packaging should have to spend their eternity opening them.
RonB
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RonB wrote:

http://www.cbc.ca/consumers/market/files/home/excess_packaging /
300,000 injuries per year -- in the US alone!
Dave
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Check out: <http://www.comics.com/comics/frazz/archive/frazz-20051129.html
:-)
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Easy - just ask my sister. She's on husband #5 - none of the others knew what a hammer looked like much less how to use one.....;-)
Bob S.

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"John" wrote in message

A pocket knife ... tis a manly tool, and the acquisition of which was heretofore one of the first steps to manhood.
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I was a Pocket Knife Man but went on to become a Leatherman Man.
The Phillips cams out under pressure - they need to deal with this.
(watson - who is listening to Ode To A Butterfly and wondering how a human being can pick that fast)
Tom Watson - WoodDorker tjwatson1ATcomcastDOTnet (email) http://home.comcast.net/~tjwatson1/ (website)
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Tom Watson said:

They have - Square Drive.

Tom, is that of the Nickle Creek variety?
Greg G.
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They spell it "Nickel" but I believe them to be the same.
That kid who plays the mandolin is completely amazing to me.
Tom Watson - WoodDorker tjwatson1ATcomcastDOTnet (email) http://home.comcast.net/~tjwatson1/ (website)
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Tom Watson said:

Oops - Missed that. My legs must have been dangling down, down... You have the advantage of having the album sitting in front of you...

Yepper. The flourishes he manages to fit in between the notes that 'normal folks' can play are indeed phenomenal.
Greg G.
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Greg G. wrote:

You mean Robertson.

Listening to music while drafting, woodworking or programming is one of life's great pleasures...

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"Tom Watson" wrote in message ...

I've got one of the original Leatherman tools and, as with most other things, they don't make'm like that one any more.
Damn thing is just too big to put in your pocket, and with the cell phone and tape measure on the belt, already in danger of the 'butt crack boogie' as it is.
But you're right ... a Leatherman tool answers the OP's original question, like it was made for it.
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Think about Duluth Trading--Longtail T, or, failing that, tool belt suspenders. The suspenders are black and ugly but have padded shoulders and work.
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As someone who works for a company that makes such plastic packaging, such as clamshells, trifolds, cards (plastic front glued/sealed to a carboard back)...yeah, its overkill on many items!
I'm a moldmaker. I agree, it seems like overkill on some packages, but a lot of it is done to prevent "loss" (shoplifting).
I hate to open such thing too. Thats what utility knives and scissors are for! :)
John
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Swingman said:

And hope that the skills for use accompanies such an acquisition. Otherwise, one is likely to remove a finger or two attempting to open those freaking heat-sealed plastic vaults of personal injury. <g>
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The pocket knife is mandatory, I carry two, one in each front pocket (yes, I do use them a lot). The clamshell type container has outdone it though. I open them with a scroll saw.

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Power tools!
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John wrote:

And why is that the impregnable packaging is reserved for NON-food items???
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KaiS. wrote:

Oh, it's not.
Every try to open "Old Dutch" potato chips? The ones that come in two plastic bags inside a cardboard box. They've got some kind of quantum thing going on...you pull and pull and all of the sudden the bag explodes and there are chips everywhere...
Chris
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They do that with most everything these days. Cereals were easy to open until they got away from waxed paper. Now, it some kind of plastic coated, somewhat stretchable, junk that is best opened with scissors...the U.S. packaging world's answer to getting the least out of what is in a package. Put half the food on the floor or in a sink full of dirty dishes.
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