My favorite item from the dollar store, cheap fertilizer bag openers.

Discussion in 'Fertilizer Application' started by Mr Efficiency, Oct 21, 2017.

  1. Mr Efficiency

    Mr Efficiency LawnSite Senior Member
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    My daughter loves going to the dollar store and when she wants to go I say sure so I can get the least expensive fertilizer bag openers that work great.
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    Lay a full bag of Fert on the edge of the hopper or even in it and Slice it open. Most efficient way with no spilling, not dusty that way and no second lifting of the bag.
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    $2.14 and I am good for another service+.

    How do you open fertilizer bags?
     
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  2. UpNorthMowing

    UpNorthMowing LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 1,324

    Open it with style, Grinder with the death wheel :laugh:

    Box cutter, is the go to, that or a sharp knife.

    at work used to use a exacto knife blade wrapped in tape lol,
     
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  3. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
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    Those break off blades seem to stick to the magnets inside tires.
     
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  4. RussellB

    RussellB LawnSite Fanatic
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    0DF96DBA-69C3-4FCB-BBA9-10ADD9BEDC32.jpeg I use a knife. My fav at the dollar store is....,
     
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  5. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
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    Actually, I always used a cheap pair of scissors from the dollar store. Plastic handles, stainless steel blades. Easy and quick. Neither rain nor fert caused any damage. Kept in a little holster on the sprayer. Safer than razor knives. In the old days we had to deal with a employees with serious job-related cut from time to time.
     
  6. 71GTX

    71GTX LawnSite Senior Member
    from CT.
    Messages: 591

    Stanley utility knife with retractable blade.
     
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  7. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
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    I bought a gallon of simple green concentrate for I think around 10$ and it may last my lifetime. I also use what you posted and the Orange "flavor" also.

    I like to sqeeze Geroge Washington as much as I can.
     
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  8. oqueoque

    oqueoque LawnSite Gold Member
    Male, from Jersey
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    Me too. But a few times have punched a couple of holes through bags with a key and tore it open, if knife was misplaced.
     
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  9. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    Kids nowadays. Need to get a more versatile edged tool.


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  10. 71GTX

    71GTX LawnSite Senior Member
    from CT.
    Messages: 591

    Nice tip those Lesco bags are tough.
     

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