Opening Jigsaw Puzzle Boxes

I have trouble opening puzzle boxes neatly. Jigsaw puzzles come in boxes which are sealed under on all four sides. After I open it the ends are jagged and the box is not neat on the bottom anymore. Does anybody have tips for opening the seal of jigsaw puzzle boxes?

Lakshmi

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February 11, 20090 found this helpful

I use a small jack knife to open boxed such as you describe.

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February 11, 20090 found this helpful

You can use a knife or razor to cut through the paper by running the knife or razor along the paper seam that runs between the bottom of the box and the rim of the top of the box.

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February 11, 20090 found this helpful

Letter opener.

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February 12, 20090 found this helpful

I use one of those razor cutters that they sell in the stationary depts of stores. They have a blade that can be broken off when the front edge gets dull & a clicker on the handle that clicks & locks. You click out less than 1/8 inch on the blade tip. Go slowly & only cut the paper around the edge. These cutters are handy for so many things. I keep one on my coffee table to open boxes of things that UPS delivers.

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February 12, 20090 found this helpful

I use a sraight edge razor to open up the boxes. ~Janette~

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February 12, 20090 found this helpful

I do not care how the box gets open as long as the pix stays intact. Then I cut out the pix and tape it onto a plastic type of storage box.

** this will save you on trying to keep the cheap cardboard box from breaking down eventually.

** it is also waterproof in case of water damage, then I recycle the cheap cardboard box.

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March 13, 20090 found this helpful

A simple kitchen knife always did the trick for me.

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