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Manual Cutting Tool for Large Corrugated Shipping Containers

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000118469D
Original Publication Date: 1997-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-01
Document File: 2 page(s) / 39K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Boysen, RD: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Disclosed is a method for cutting down large corrugated shipping containers for improving shipping density and stackability. The tool uses a standard box knife blade to cut off excessive height on large shipping containers, such as the Double Cover Box-DC and Half Slotted Box with cover-HSC. A sliding platform allows easy adjustment for cutting height and the blade will cut single wall, double wall, and triple wall corrugated material.

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Manual Cutting Tool for Large Corrugated Shipping Containers

      Disclosed is a method for cutting down large corrugated
shipping containers for improving shipping density and stackability.
The tool uses a standard box knife blade to cut off excessive height
on large  shipping containers, such as the Double Cover Box-DC and
Half Slotted Box with cover-HSC.  A sliding platform allows easy
adjustment for cutting height and the blade will cut single wall,
double wall, and triple wall corrugated material.

The Figure shows the features of the corrugated cutting tool.

      The tool uses a standard box knife blade (1).  The blade (1)
can be retracted and the cutting depth can be changed using the blade
adjustment knob (2).  The blade (1) can be changed or flipped over
for left hand users by removing the blade adjustment knob (2).  The
large vertical handles (3) provide stability when cutting.

      The guide platform (4) is placed on the top edge of the
shipping container.  The cutting height adjustment is made by sliding
the guide platform (4) up or down the rail (5) and then tightening
the guide platform knob (6).