Warehouse & Distribution

Warehouse workers often use cutting tools and techniques. They use tools such as knives, scissors, snap-off or utility knives, and cutters to open packages, separate materials, trim excess packaging, and modify products as needed. These cutting operations are essential to preparing items for storage, distribution, and shipping, ensuring they are ready for the next step in the supply chain. On this page, we have collected the knives, cutters, safety knives and scissors needed for warehousing, shipping and packaging goods.

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Cutting Tools for Warehouses and Distribution Centers

Martor Secumax 350 cuts cardboards safely - Animated GIF - More about safety knives in Sollex BlogWe offer several choices in knives and cutting tools for warehouse and packaging use:

  • safety knives
  • box and tape cutter
  • snap-off knives
  • scissors

Safety Knives for Warehouse Applications

Safety knives are the ideal cutting tool for workers in warehouses, distribution and logistics centers. In addition, in such departments the amount of cutting of different materials is unlimited. Therefore, it is hard for us to imagine that companies do not choose to use safety knives for their employees and do not purchase them for this cutting activity.  Safety and the prevention of injuries are always a priority in the workplace, which is why we offer a variety of cutting tools for warehouse workers. 

In addition to the safety of the worker when cutting, for example, cartons with goods, the goods are also protected. The right depth of cutting with a safety knife when opening a box can save the products in the boxes from accidental cutting and damage. In addition - a huge amount of money is also saved for the company.

Use safety knives in the following cutting operations:

  • to open and cut down cardboard boxes
  • to remove safety seals or straps from product packaging
  • to cut excess stretch wrap, shrink wrap, or tape on packaged items
  • to open bagged goods and sacks and many more.

Martor Secupro Merak fits perfect for cutting and opening cardboards - Sollex BlogSelect a safety knife according to the following factors: blade retraction function, depth of cut, material to be cut, intensity and duration of use of the cutter.

For example, knives from Martor Secumax, Secupro and Secunorm series have different blade extension options: automatic, fully automatic, manual and non-retractable fixed blade. 

The cutting depth of safety knives varies from 4 to 70mm.

The material that can be cut perfectly with safety knives is cardboard, plastic, tape, film and packaging film, plastic packaging bands, layers of paper and film.

The safety knives are most often suitable for both right- and left-handed users.

Read our blog about how to choose the right safety knife and how to prevent accidental cuts and lacerations in the workplace. If you need help or advice, please contact us by mail or phone. 

Box Cutters for Opening Cardboard Boxes

Safety knives user manual - Martor - Sollex blogBox cutters and tape cutters are commonly used to open cardboard, boxes and various packaged goods when receiving goods. Box cutter knives have a hidden blade head that is not exposed to the sharp edges of the blade for maximum safety when cutting hard to reach corners of boxes, packing tape and strapping. The blade shape allows easy and safe opening and cutting with a "pull" motion. The user grips the hook on the material to be cut and pulls it sideways at a 45-degree angle, downward or toward him. 

Use box cutters for:

  • cutting tape for safe opening cardboards and cartons
  • cutting up to 2-ply cardboard boxes
  • cutting plastic film, paper, wrapping, stretch and shrink foil, strapping band and other thin materials
  • opening envelopes

These knives are also safe because they have concealed blades. Box cutter knives come in two types: disposable and with a replaceable blade head. Both types of knives are available in our assortment. Choose the knives according to price and design.

Snap-off Knives for Warehouse Use

Sollex snap-off knife 8180 cuts corrugated cardboard - Sollex blogSnap-off knives can be a good choice for cutting cardboard into pieces. It is important that there are no segments on the installed snap-off blade. This eliminates the risk of the blade breaking when the box is cut and prevents an accident. When cutting cardboard, do not use a regular folding snap-off or utility knife. You must also make sure that the blade is securely locked and sharp enough to cut through the thickness of the cardboard. Cut the box at a 45-degree angle. 

Scissors at the Warehouse

Scissors are handy tools in a warehouse environment and can be used for precision cutting that requires more control than cutting tools such as utility knives. Scissors can cut through almost any material. They are also quite safe to use. However, we recommend using safety scissors, which eliminate the risk of accidental cutting. For example, with Martor scissors it is impossible to cut your finger, but they can easily cut through any packaging material.

How to Cut Cardboard in the Best Way

Cutting cardboard can be tricky if you don't use the right technique. Here are some steps to help you cut cardboard in the best way possible:

  1. Use a sharp utility knife or a box cutter to cut the cardboard. Make sure the blade is sharp and change it frequently to ensure smooth and clean cuts.
  2. Measure and mark the cardboard
  3. Use a cutting surface. Place the cardboard on a cutting surface like a cutting mat, piece of cardboard or plywood. This will help protect your work surface and give you a better cutting edge.
  4. Apply pressure while cutting. Hold the cutting tool at a 45-degree angle and apply firm pressure while cutting the cardboard. 
  5. Cut from the back. If you need to cut through multiple layers of cardboard, start by making a shallow cut on the front and then finish the cut from the back. 
  6. Always cut away from your body. When cutting, make sure you are cutting away from your body to avoid injury.

These products are suitable for cutting cardboard:

Recycle Used Knife Blades Properly

recycling container that can safely store and handle your used knife blades - Martor - Sollex blogMany industrial cuts occur when workers are collecting used knife blades. Perhaps they have been thrown in a waste bin and another worker repacks the waste to save space but has the unpleasant surprise of being cut. Another risk of leaving used knife blades lying around is that you can be injured by a careless movement. Even worse, children can get hurt if you leave used blades lying around.

Used knife blades should be separated from other waste and recycled as metal. Martor and Sollex have developed specific recycling containers that can safely store and handle your used knife blades. These are visually pleasing and safe. Martor's solution is assembled on site while Sollex is more convenient to carry in your toolbox. The important thing is to make sure you always put the used blades in the right place and recycle them correctly.

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