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Posted 16 July 2014 - 03:35 PM

I'm trying to get my employees out of the bad habit of using knives to cut through product packaging (cardboard boxes, vacuum-packed bags) basically anything that is not food. I've tried the San Jamar KK401 Box Cutter w/ Recessed Blade, NSF, but it was not strong enough to cut through cardboard. I also tried viper bag cutters, but they're also not that great with vacuum-sealed product. Any suggestions on a good food safe tool to use to eliminate knives?



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Posted 16 July 2014 - 05:30 PM

Can I just ask the question of why you're steering away from knives?

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 02:44 AM

Could you not have designated knives specifically for packaging? There are a few coloured options that would make it visibly recognisable that they weren't for use for food. In my previous role they only allowed knives for packaging, they were much more effective and as long as you keep the covers for them they were just as safe as a box cutter. Plus you can sharpen them so it reduces replacement costs :)

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Posted 11 September 2014 - 02:41 PM



Try www.cksafety.com.  They have a line of metal detectable safety knives for several purposes. 

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