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post #1 of 40 (permalink) Old 01-18-2018, 07:31 PM Thread Starter
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Maybe dumb question, but this is HARD plastic with a hard plastic bottom. Says "pull", but not working! Tips? I also saw a post somewhere where the man couldn't remove the bit from the bottom part after he got it open. This is about 4 years old, don't think they make this packaging anymore. Help?
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If the package is what I'm picturing, squeeze the sides of the plastic case and the clear lid should come off. When you get the lid off, the bit might be stuck in the black holder. You'll have to push up on the bottom of the holder and the bit will come out. Be careful with the bit, it will be sharp.
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remove the sealing tape 1st that wraps around the top and bottom pieces.....

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Thank you, Vince, got it!!!
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Maybe dumb question, but this is HARD plastic with a hard plastic bottom. Says "pull", but not working! Tips? I also saw a post somewhere where the man couldn't remove the bit from the bottom part after he got it open. This is about 4 years old, don't think they make this packaging anymore. Help?
Definitely not a dumb question! I struggle with this every time I buy one of their router, drill or any other of their products packaged that way.
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Thanks, Stick! Finally got it open!
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Something like that, I usually wind up using my pocket knife.

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Just needs a little persuasion, Easiest way to open up Child proof packages
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Wrap a rag or cloth around the bit when you remove it the first handful of times. Those are some sharp cutters!!

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I slit the wrapper with a knife first along the join between the top and bottom, then press the sides. I keep a pair of leather gloves around when changing bits. Old skin cuts easily, and those bits are extremely sharp!
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