Updated January 13, 2021 by Brett Dvoretz

The 5 Best Electric Letter Openers

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This wiki has been updated 9 times since it was first published in November of 2018. To make the chore of sorting through mail a less tedious experience, all you need is an electric letter opener. On this list, you'll find models that are perfect for use in a variety of settings. There are table-mounted options designed for high-volume processing, as well as handheld gadgets. Invest in one of these automatic devices and save yourself tons of time, and maybe a few paper cuts, too. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best electric letter opener on Amazon.

5. Plus Black 35-131

4. Martin Yale 1624

3. Martin Yale 1632

2. Asuka Asmix LO80B

1. Martin Yale 62001

Special Honors

Omation Series 410 Those needing a high-capacity model for a busy office can look to the Omation Series 410, which is capable of opening up to 400 letters per minute and accepts all sizes of envelopes as long as they are no more than 0.188 of an inch thick. whitakerbrothers.com

Editor's Notes

January 11, 2021:

As the world goes digital, it sometimes seems that physical letters are becoming a thing of the past, that is until you open up your mailbox and see that huge stack of junk mail. Perhaps due to this, the options for electric letter openers are becoming more and more scarce, and the category is essentially dominated by a single manufacturer, Martin Yale. Because of the lack of new devices on the market, our update was mostly about culling our recommendations of models that haven't proven the test of time — we are looking at you Panasonic Slide. We also had to remove the Mr. Lion Maul due to availability issues. What we were left with was mostly Martin Yale models, the Martin Yale 62001 and Martin Yale 1632, which are good for business use, and the Martin Yale 1624, which is good for home use. The Asuka Asmix LO80B and Plus Black 35-131 are also good, handheld, home-use models that are both very affordable.

December 02, 2018:

Made sure to select a range of models for office and/or home settings. Included handheld options for small volume mail in addition to heavy-duty machines that are appropriate for businesses that receive thousands of letters on a daily basis. Also made a point of choosing products that come in at low, mid, and high price points to suit budgets of all sizes.


Brett Dvoretz
Last updated on January 13, 2021 by Brett Dvoretz

A wandering writer who spends as much time on the road as in front of a laptop screen, Brett can either be found hacking away furiously at the keyboard or, perhaps, enjoying a whiskey and coke on some exotic beach, sometimes both simultaneously, usually with a four-legged companion by his side. He has been a professional chef, a dog trainer, and a travel correspondent for a well-known Southeast Asian guidebook. He also holds a business degree and has spent more time than he cares to admit in boring office jobs. He has an odd obsession for playing with the latest gadgets and working on motorcycles and old Jeeps. His expertise, honed over years of experience, is in the areas of computers, electronics, travel gear, pet products, and kitchen, office and automotive equipment.


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