Red Devil 4046 Windo-Zipper Window Opener (075339040461)

1 ratings (1 Epinions review)
Share This!
  Ask friends for feedback

The Windo Zipper: Take That, You Window-Painting Idjits!

Sep 9, 2007 (Updated Dec 22, 2008)
Review by  
Rated a Very Helpful Review

Pros:Designed expressly for this job and does it well.

Cons:can carve an impressive gouge in the frame if you're not careful.

The Bottom Line: A putty knife's OK for opening one or two windows, but if someone painted every window in your house shut you need one of these!


OK, repeat after me: "There should be a special place in Hell for people who paint windows shut." You know, people like the ones who used to own the giant (formerly) white elephant on the prairie, a.k.a. "my house." OK, in the defense of do-it-yourself decorators everywhere, it is darned near impossible to paint a window, inside or out, without painting it shut. So I guess the special place in Hell should be reserved for those who paint windows and then don't bother to unseal them (including my former owners, of course).


If you've ever moved into an older house or apartment and found out you can't open windows that have been sealed shut with a layer or ten of paint, have no fear, 'cause your answer's right here: the Red Devil Windo-Zipper. Where others are reduced to tapping in their all-purpose putty knife all the way around the frame, the Windo-Zipper (for some reason, also known as the Window Zipper) is specially designed for this one job - and it does it darned well. The Zipper's just a flat stainless-steel blade that looks sort of like a demented, sawtoothed heart; a blade that's screwed firmly onto a hardwood handle. The tip is pointed and has "horns" (I did say "demented") that you can drive into the space between sash and frame on any side. Once the Zipper's pierced the paint seal, just slide it along the crack, sawing out the paint and breaking the seal. Do all four sides - inside and out, if you have to - and then you should be able to ease the sash up through its tracks. Don't be like someone I know and keep pounding upwards on the frame until you break the top stile away from the rails...

If used carefully, the Windo-Zipper won't mar the finish of the windows or will mar it only slightly; however if not used carefully it can jump the crack and carve an ugly gouge. Slow and steady should be your watchword.


For just a few bucks you can have fresh air and even an emergency exit where there once was just a glass-covered hole in the wall. If you live in an old house where someone went nuts with the paint, get yourself a Red Devil Windo-Zipper today!


Recommend this product? Yes

Read all comments (4)

Share this product review with your friends   
Share This!


Related Deals You Might Like...

Red Devil 10.1 oz. Masonry and Concrete Repair Caulk 0646

Red Devil 10.1 oz. Masonry and Concrete Repair Caulk 0646

Shop for Paint at The Home Depot. This 10.1 oz. Masonry and Concrete Repair Caulk is ideal for patching cracks in steps and sidewalks and for repairin...
Home Depot

$3.97

+$5.99 shipping
3M 08609 Windo-Weld Super Fast Urethane Window Sealer - Black 10.5 Oz Cartridge

3M 08609 Windo-Weld Super Fast Urethane Window Sealer - Black 10.5 Oz Cartridge

One-part moisture cure urethane. High strength bond when used to bond and seal vehicle windshields, backlites, and sidelites. Working Time: 10-15 minu...
Sears Marketplace
Red Devil Window & Door 35yr Clear Caulk 0876

Red Devil Window & Door 35yr Clear Caulk 0876

search PN WINDOW DOOR 35YR CLEAR CAULK NEW ITEM FREE SHIPPING SPECIAL ORDER ITEM. Processing packing takes 1-5 Business days prior to ship. Advanced s...
eBay

$9.36

FREE Shipping
Red Devil 0846 Window & Door Caulk 35 Yr. Siliconized Acrylic White 10.1oz

Red Devil 0846 Window & Door Caulk 35 Yr. Siliconized Acrylic White 10.1oz

ABOUT US | SHIPPING | PAYMENT | RETURNS | CONTACT NEW RED DEVIL 0846 WINDOW DOOR CAULK 35 YR. SILICONIZED ACRYLIC WHITE 10.1 OZ. CARTRIDGE Product Fea...
eBay

$12.99

FREE Shipping
Red Devil 0848 Window & Door Caulk - Pack of 5

Red Devil 0848 Window & Door Caulk - Pack of 5

Unique, new products for every home repair project. Patented EZ Squeeze tube. Get up to 20% more from each tube. Saves time and money. No mess or wast...
Sears Marketplace
3m Windo-weld Super Fast Urethane Bonding Adhesive 10 Oz - Auto Glass 8609

3m Windo-weld Super Fast Urethane Bonding Adhesive 10 Oz - Auto Glass 8609

Part# MMM 8609 Windo-Weld Super Fast Urethane Bonding Adhesive 10 oz A medium viscosity, single component, moisture curing, black urethane adhesive. t...
eBay
Red Devil 0876 Window & Door Siliconized Acrylic Clear Caulk 10.1oz

Red Devil 0876 Window & Door Siliconized Acrylic Clear Caulk 10.1oz

ABOUT US | SHIPPING | PAYMENT | RETURNS | CONTACT NEW RED DEVIL 0876 WINDOW DOOR SILICONIZED ACRYLIC CLEAR CAULK 10.1 OZ. CARTRIDGE Product Features a...
eBay

$12.99

FREE Shipping
Red Devil Paint Can Hook Multicolor - 3655-0101

Red Devil Paint Can Hook Multicolor - 3655-0101

Shop for Painting from Hayneedle.com! Keep that can of paint handy when you are ladder-bound with the Red Devil Paint Can Hook. This sturdy hook simpl...
Hayneedle

$17.99

+$4.99 shipping