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The OpenX Dual Blade Universal Package Opener Review

Updated on August 29, 2017

Suffering From Wrap Rage? Try The OpenX Dual Blade Universal Package Opener, It Easily Opens Clamshell Packages.

Let me introduce to you the amazingly splendiforous OpenX Dual Blade Universal Package Opener. It is a handy dandy little gadget that will help you break into those impossibly difficult clamshell packages. It will save you from the dreaded Wrap Rage. For less than $10 or, if you order yours from Amazon, for just $5.02 you can be spared the torture of breaking into plastic packaging.

If you don't already have a OpenX Dual Blade Universal Package Opener, I personally recommend you get one now. Right now. There is no point in waiting. While you are at it, I would also recommend you buy one for all of the households on your gift-giving list. That is what I did last year when I discovered this handy little kitchen tool. I purchased one for each of the five homes which we ordinarily buy for at Christmas. Imagine the struggling I have saved those families! I am sure that they think of me each and every time they open a clamshell package. (Well, maybe not.)

Anyway, on this page, you'll find a bit more about this wonderful tool, more reviews, a few pictures, a simple video and the link to Amazon so that you can order your OpenX Dual Blade Universal Package Opener today. I really don't think you will be able to beat Amazon's low, low price anywhere else.

How Does The OpenX Work?

The OpenX Dual Blade Universal Package Opener opens many types of packaging including plastic tape, plastic wrap, clamshells and cardboard cartons. It is a simple tool with a retractable blade for piercing through the plastic and a sliding blade which you use to slit open the package and which keeps your hands safe while you do so.

I really do like my OpenX. The reviews on Amazon are a bit mixed and I strongly encourage you to read them all. Despite what one reviewer said, I find my OpenX far easier to use than scissors or a knife. I am unqualified to speak to how easy or hard this item is to use for a left-handed individual but one reviewer does say that he found it difficult so that might be a consideration for you if you are left-handed.

As one Amazon customer said, "It works exactly as advertised - and for a very reasonable price - what is there to complain about? You can't buy a knife and a pair of scissors for a whole lot less." I agree plus, I don't know about you, but my success opening those clam shell cases with my scissors was not great (nor was it pretty) and the thought of taking a knife to one is just plain scary.

So be prepared, this tool is not a miracle worker. You are still going to have to work patiently and calmly with it and the clamshell packaging. However, I do think it is easier and safer than the alternative methods. The hardest part at our household is keeping it where it can be found when we need it!

In the past decade, packaging has definitely gotten harder and harder to open.

Wrap Rage has become a huge issue in the last decade.

Have you experienced Wrap Rage?

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My Opinion? Death to the clamshell!

Meanwhile, we are going to have to

cope with wrap rage

the best we can and the

OpenX Dual Blade

Universal Package Opener

is one great solution...

The OpenX Easily Opens Clamshell Packages

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And Tears Through Tough Plastic Wrapping

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And Cuts Through Packing Tape

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Had you heard of the OpenX plastic package opener before?

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A specialized tool that

is worth having around.

"MUCH better than scissors, knives or perhaps, in desperation, hammers."

~~ Janan Broadbent

Open X Video Demonstration - This video does a beautiful job of showing how the OpenX Clamshell Package Opener Works.

Short, sweet and to the point, this video does a great job of showing how the OpenX works. (The sound is a bit slow to get started.) It really is as simple as it looks in the video although I would say that it is a two-handed operation done better securely on a flat surface.

The United Kingdom reports 67,000 injuries attributable to struggling with plastic in a one-year period.

OpenX Amazon Customer Reviews

I always highly recommend the Amazon customer reviews. In the case of the OpenX, you will find that it is not a perfect tool but that it is definitely a helpful one.

Amazon customer A. Lubarsky called it a great stocking stuffer and he was right. If you do present this tool in this manner, make sure you label it 'Open Me First.' For such a handy gadget, it really is reasonably priced.

Customer Dievendorf said quite rightly that this tool can be used for opening many items but what it does best is deal with "those horrible plastic blister packs.You just make a small slit in the plastic packaging with the pop out razor blade, then stick the plastic point into the slit and run the OpenX around the edge of the packaging. There is no need to worry about cutting your fingers while trying to open plastic packaging. I will always have one of these around. Nothing better to have during Christmas and birthday present time."

You can find all of the Amazon customer reviews by clicking right here.

The Perfect Stocking Stuffer...

Affordable and Practical!

Buy Your OpenX Dual Blade Universal Package Opener - From Amazon. I recommend buying a bunch and giving them to your extended family at Christmas time.

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Cons of the Open X - My only complaint about the OpenX is shown in this picture which a Flickr photographer called, "Irony."


© 2009 Treasures By Brenda

Do you think you could put the OpenX Dual Blade Universal Package Opener to good use in your home?

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      8 years ago

      Finally, a kindred spirit! Thank you for the chuckle and the lead on a tool to cure the problem!

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      8 years ago

      I like that last photo. It made me laugh.

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      Lee Hansen 

      8 years ago from Vermont

      I do think this would be a handy tool. What's up with the tool being packaged in that awful packaging it's designed to conquer!?

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      tandemonimom lm 

      9 years ago

      LOL, love the photo of the clamshell opener in a clamshell package!

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      9 years ago

      Love this!

    • KimGiancaterino profile image


      9 years ago

      A great Christmas stocking stuffer. Brenda, you have the most fun polls on Squidoo!

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      9 years ago from Canada

      This package opener sounds like something I should consider too. I'm forever having to ask my husband to open things! Thanks for your blessing.

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 

      9 years ago from United States

      This looks like an excellent gift idea for anyone! Thanks for the introduction!

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      clouda9 lm 

      9 years ago

      Handy dandy tool - one well worth having in any household!

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      Ruth Coffee 

      9 years ago from Zionsville, Indiana

      Yes! Death to the clamshell. This opener does look enticing.

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      9 years ago

      Now this a handy dandy tool! Nothing is worse than giving a gift to someone and they have to spend so much time trying to figure out how to open it!

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      NC Shepherd 

      9 years ago

      I think I need one of these.

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      9 years ago

      Thanks for sharing this tool! What a great gift for seniors ... and others.

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      capriliz lm 

      9 years ago

      Sounds like this little tool is a Christmas morning necessity!

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      9 years ago from Chicago area

      Guess I'm not the only one who has trouble with those %#^&@@@ plastic packages! This tool looks like a wonderful solution, until we can find a way to end obnoxious over-packaging. Well done; 5*

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      9 years ago

      So much great information about one handy little tool...really nice lens! ~claudia

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      9 years ago

      I do believe the OpenX Dual Blade Package Opener would be a very good stocking stuffer for hubby, grown daughters and sons!

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      Holley Web 

      9 years ago

      Definitely a handy, dandy little gadget for sure! Nicely explained!

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      Susan Deppner 

      9 years ago from Arkansas USA

      I would put this tool to VERY good use in my home! My military-trained heroes-who-love-a-challenge aren't always around and I have had to open some very stubborn clamshells by myself. After watching the video above, I can see that an OpenX Dual Blade Universal Package Opener will be on my next Amazon order for sure! Thank you, Brenda!

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      9 years ago

      Fabulous lens, Brenda. Anything that reduces stress during the holidays is a winner!

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      Dianne Loomos 

      9 years ago

      Oh yes! I never heard of this tool until now. I always give those hard-to-open packages to my boys or my husband and let them get wrap rage. I can see how the OpenX Dual Blade Universal Package Opener would remedy all that.

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      Heather Burns 

      9 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

      I was ROFL reading this and the irony below just set me off again. Who would think a sales page would make you laugh? Well done!

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      9 years ago

      Very cool, this would for sure be a very useful gift to give or receive. Thanks for sharing! Nice work!

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      9 years ago

      Oh yes! and I agree this is a super little gift for neighbors and friends, too!

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      9 years ago

      Great idea! Love it!

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      Carol Goss 

      9 years ago

      Well, I'm putting this on my gift list for sure. AND I have always wanted to do this Angel blessing for you :)


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