Quick Tips: Open plastic clamshells quickly

It seems like all the cool gadgets come in those annoying plastic clamshell packages; the ones that not only prevent theft when the gadget is in the store, but prevent you from actually using the gadget you just bought! Annoying, isn’t it?

I just found a simple and cheap way to make a hot knife that can be used to slice those packages open without slicing yourself on the plastic (and probably without a lot of risk of the blade slipping and cutting you). Author “Babblin5” tells you all about it on Instructables.com

Published by icesnake

Icesnake, known to Law Enforcement the world over as Rich Tietjens, retired from the US Army in 1992 and has spent the intervening years attempting to die with the most gadgets, and thus, win. To this end, he has written software both as a freelance programmer and a paid consultant, tested network products and built driver disks for Intel, operated a Web hosting service for ten years, built more personal computers than any sane man would ever want, collected seven cats, and finally settled down in Oregon as the Information Technology Training Coordinator (fancy talk for "help desk and PC tech") for a small manufacturing firm. Rich started playing Dungeons and Dragons in 1976 and has never given up the RPG habit, progressing through Diablo, Everquest, Asheron's Call, Diablo 2, and World of Warcraft. Most evenings you can find him on Trollbane-US playing his mage, Icesnake - who is an Engineer and is trying to collect all the cool gadgets in Greater Azeroth... And so it goes.

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