Line Cutterz, originally funded on Kickstarter and as seen on ABC's Shark Tank, is back with the Line Cutterz Zipper Pull cutter. Our new product takes the original patented Line Cutterz Ring design and revamps it to easily attach to any existing zipper. The Line Cutterz Zipper Pull is durable, fast, safe and convenient. It can cut fishing line, thread, string and more - right from your zipper. Finally, a zipper pull that does more!
The US apparel industry is a 200-billion-dollar industry just waiting for new, innovative technology like the Line Cutterz Zipper Pull - and apparel is just the beginning. Our vision is to have our Zipper Pull line cutter on every zipper. Now a line cutting device is available for your clothing, outdoor gear, keychains, tackle bags - the sky is the limit. Our newest line cutter is ready to take on your fishing trips, outdoor adventures or for whatever projects you need a safe and convenient line cutting device.
We can use our state-of-the-art printer to create custom branded zipper pulls for the leading sports and outdoor clothing manufacturers. We have the printing down, and with your help, we can revolutionize the zipper pull as we know it. Check out our custom logo printer in action!
The original Zipper Pull sketches! These sketches not only gave life to the new Line Cutterz zipper pull, they also confirmed the unlikeliness of Vance becoming an artist anytime soon.
After months of discussions and countless design modifications, the final design was completed. Our Line Cutterz team made sure that the design was uncompromisingly durable, functional, safe and efficient.
In addition to our patented cutting design, blade composition plays a key role for long lasting durability and clean cuts. That's why we chose titanium-coated German surgical-grade stainless steel for our Zipper Pull. And we didn't just stop there. We have been experimenting with ceramic blades to completely eliminate the chance of oxidation after exposure to salt water and multiple trips through a washing machine. The ceramic blade has proven to be an excellent choice for durability even in the toughest of environments. So whats the catch?
Simply put, ceramic is more expensive to produce. It has higher material costs, higher tooling costs, and higher labor costs to produce. In order to make the ceramic blade affordable for our customers, we would need to significantly raise our order quantity to drive the price per unit down. With your help, we know we can make this happen and bring our ceramic Zipper Pulls to market!
Line Cutterz launched the original Line Cutterz ring in 2015 after being funded on Kickstarter. The Line Cutterz Ring took the fishing industry by storm within its first year. The Line Cutterz ring was such a handy and efficient tool for cutting line that it soon crossed over to other markets including the sewing industry. In fact, it developed so much demand in the sewing industry that soon our sister company Thread Cutterz was born. With both brands gaining exposure and popularity, things were headed in the right direction. Then something amazing happened.
Line Cutterz founder Vance Zahorski brought his dream to ABC's Shark Tank in hopes of obtaining a deal with a savvy shark to help scale the business and fund rapid growth. He ended up landing a deal with legendary Shark Daymond John. After the explosion of exposure following the Shark Tank episode, Line Cutterz quickly became one of the fastest growing new products in the fishing and crafting industries. Then tragedy struck . . .
Less than three months after relocating the company to Houston, Texas, Hurricane Harvey struck. It dropped record amounts of rain and became one of the most devastating hurricanes of all time. Line Cutterz headquarters were one of the thousands of buildings affected by the destructive floods that followed Harvey. While families and friends evacuated, our Line Cutterz team stayed behind during the flood to maintain the business and try to save as much inventory and personal belongings as possible. There was an evacuation of the area, but our Line Cutterz team was determined to keep the business running through the three-week flood. We adopted the motto “whatever it takes” to make sure the business survived. Boats were arranged to take out packages, and if the boats couldn’t make it, our team would personally kayak orders out to an area where USPS could pick them up. During these trips, the founder and his brother Cullen would help neighbors, feed stranded pets and rescue wildlife when they could. Humbled by the sheer destructive power of the floods, our Line Cutterz team was motivated to rebuild and come back stronger than ever. We are forever grateful for the strength and support of our #TeamLineCutterz fishing friends and family.
The process of rebuilding has been long with some bumps along the way, but we can proudly say that we have continued to innovate and thrive during this difficult time. Even while overseeing the construction of the new office and rebuilding his entire home, our founder Vance was dreaming up new products and working to make them a reality. This is when the Zipper Pull idea came to life. Vance saw the convenience of having a Line Cutterz tool wherever a zipper was available - on clothing, tackle boxes, coolers - the sky is the limit.
Risks and challenges
The Line Cutterz Zipper Pull cutter prototypes are already in the field undergoing real-life product testing. We are working with the same design firm who helped us create the Line Cutterz Ring which is now sold in 8 countries. As with any new product, we are aware there are potential risks and challenges.
Manufacturing: In order to keep our product affordable for our customers, we currently use an overseas manufacturer. The risks associated with overseas manufacturing include machinery breakdowns, material shortages, assembly delays, slow production, and quality control issues. We are committed to delivering a high-quality product at an affordable price. If product samples do not meet our strict guidelines, we will keep working with the factory until they get it right. Our USA-based design firm has a close relationship with the production factory which reduces some of the typical risks associated with overseas manufacturing.
Fulfillment: Lost shipments, shipping times and delays clearing customs can potentially slow order fulfillment. We have padded our fulfillment dates in case any of these surprises pop up along the way. We want every Line Cutterz customer to experience the convenience of the Line Cutterz Zipper Pull cutter as soon as possible!
Tariffs: With the unpredictable nature of the ongoing trade war between the United States and other countries, the potential of tariffs impacting Line Cutterz imports could come into play. We are closely watching this situation. Our research indicates new tariffs could drive up prices.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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