Pacific Handy Cutter is known as the leader and innovator in Safety Cutting Tools, but we got our start when we invented the original flat box cutter – the Handy Cutter.
In 1950, Herbert Lightburn recognized the market demand for a low cost cutting tool that could open shipping cartons more efficiently than a handheld razorblade. Lightburn developed and patented the instantly recognizable original Handy Cutter, which standardized the way grocery chains opened packaged goods and quickly emerged as the preferred cutting tool for stockroom operations and shipping departments across the country.
Since then, Pacific Handy Cutter has become the leading designer, manufacturer, and marketer of safety cutting tools for the store supply, industrial and retail markets. Our Safety Cutters are the preferred cutting tool among many businesses due to their ability to improve worker productivity while reducing the costs associated with accidental injuries, workers compensation claims, and damaged merchandise.