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How do I open this... - Mark Atwood
fallenpegasus
fallenpegasus
How do I open this...
I havn't shaved since last Sunday, when I was packing, and discovered I was out of razor heads. But I didn't want to look half-wild at the dinner tonight.

I just bought a Gillette "shaver set" at the grocery store, that has a razor handle, razor head, and little bottle of gel, all bundled together in a plastic camshell container.

Here's the problem... I can't get it open!

Current Location: San Francisco, CA

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From: samildanach Date: November 27th, 2007 01:13 am (UTC) (Link)
I carry one of these for travel.
jenn_girl From: jenn_girl Date: November 27th, 2007 02:46 am (UTC) (Link)
I have purchased more than one pair of $1 children's scissors to get knives and other such things out of those containers.
spiffanda From: spiffanda Date: November 27th, 2007 03:08 am (UTC) (Link)
i have been known to melt the plastic using a car lighter so I could tear it.

i have also been known to stab them repeatedly with a sharp knife.

i feel REALLY dumb though, if I go all crazy trying to get it open, and then i realize there is a very small almost invisible perforated area on the back.
kovee From: kovee Date: November 27th, 2007 04:13 am (UTC) (Link)
A Hammer or maybe your front teeth. Good luck.
From: neocuriosity Date: November 27th, 2007 05:44 am (UTC) (Link)

You reminded me of this article in the Washington Post

singingnettle From: singingnettle Date: November 27th, 2007 06:25 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm so glad it's not just me.

My husband actually took a chisel to one of those things the other night.

This must be a very hard world for people with arthritis in their hands.
mauser From: mauser Date: November 28th, 2007 08:36 am (UTC) (Link)
I've used aviation snips. But what worked really well for me today to get my xD card out of the package was one of those envelope slicing widgets.

The ones with the little gap with the razor blade embedded in it.
lishablog From: lishablog Date: November 28th, 2007 02:11 pm (UTC) (Link)

Opening clamshell cases and suchlike

Reason #97 1/2 to have a swiss army knife or a leatherman. Remember to put it in your check-in luggage when you travel, not in your pocket or computer bag. (I once had to hand a nice pocket knife over to security at an airport when I forgot to take it off my keychain before check-in time.)
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