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The can opener 900

Full Member Posts: 125
The can opener
« on: February 03, 2019, 06:02:46 AM »
Having had SAKs for several years,
I find that in all that time I have never used the can opener, not once.

Now, most cans these days have ring pulls.
And I don't eat much from a can.
But even in the past, back when I was 12 and onward, never have I used the can opener.

Has anyone ever used it.
If so, how good is it?

Am I an anomolie?


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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 11,573
Re: The can opener
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2019, 06:14:31 AM »
All the time!  It's the best can opener out there, and can peel an orange too!  It's a multitool unto itself!

Barry
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Re: The can opener
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2019, 09:48:36 AM »
It's really good to take apart Legos as well or you can do this



Still works for cans but much better as a driver

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Re: The can opener
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2019, 10:34:55 AM »
There are a lot of cans that don't have pull rings, especially the big ones. I used the can opener on my Champion Plus just last week when the the kitchen can opener snapped while we were trying to open a bunch of big cans of tomatoes. Worked great and saved the day just like a SAK is supposed to. It definitely didn't open them as fast as a dedicated can opener would have but as the saying goes, "Jack of all trades, master of none, but oftentimes better than a master of one."
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Re: The can opener
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2019, 12:29:43 PM »
I've used a few here: Can Opener Comparison :cheers:
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Re: The can opener
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2019, 01:20:57 PM »
I've used a few here: Can Opener Comparison :cheers:

Nice work and very informative, your findings with the Schrade are bang on, unfortunately I'll be using it at some point in the Tough Tool Challenge  :facepalm:
No Life Club Posts: 1,626
Re: The can opener
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2019, 01:28:29 PM »
I use the Vic can opener all the time, and like it, I'm not a fan of the combo tool though, it uses a pulling motion that feels wrong to me, I'm a 2 layer opener guy all the way
 :climber:
Thread Killer 2017 Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,742 Born to multitask.
Re: The can opener
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2019, 02:00:26 PM »
(Image removed from quote.)

Still works for cans

wow, a straight claw. Therefore not a claw. I can see this working.  :D
That's an interesting design, that needs to be explored. If it still works, and also improves the function of driving screws then it might be the way to go.  :salute:
Thread Killer 2017 Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,742 Born to multitask.
Re: The can opener
« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2019, 02:01:52 PM »
I've used a few here: Can Opener Comparison :cheers:

Nice work and very informative, your findings with the Schrade are bang on, unfortunately I'll be using it at some point in the Tough Tool Challenge  :facepalm:

Thanks!  :cheers:
The Schrade left a lot to be desired. Apparently just the shape of a claw is not enough. Who knew?  ::)
No Life Club Posts: 1,626
Re: The can opener
« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2019, 02:12:19 PM »
I've used a few here: Can Opener Comparison :cheers:

Nice work and very informative, your findings with the Schrade are bang on, unfortunately I'll be using it at some point in the Tough Tool Challenge  :facepalm:

Thanks!  :cheers:
The Schrade left a lot to be desired. Apparently just the shape of a claw is not enough. Who knew?  ::)

You and me knew  :cheers:
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,578
Re: The can opener
« Reply #10 on: February 03, 2019, 02:46:52 PM »
While staying in a Suite it was used five nights a week...it works great! That routine went on for a little over a year.
Thread Killer 2017 Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,742 Born to multitask.
Re: The can opener
« Reply #11 on: February 03, 2019, 02:47:45 PM »
While staying in a Suite it was used five nights a week...it works great! That routine went on for a little over a year.

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Re: The can opener
« Reply #12 on: February 03, 2019, 02:50:25 PM »
Has anyone ever used it.
If so, how good is it?

Am I an anomolie?


Oh, I use it frequently.  Maybe once a week.

Many of our canned goods still come fully sealed, and with no pull tab, especially canned beans and tomatoes.

Now, I do have a dedicated can opener in the kitchen, but it's just as easy and quick to pull a SAK from my pocket and use the can opener. Probably quicker if Mrs Nix has put the dedicated can opener away...in a different drawer.

Some of our canned goods do have pull tabs. Even with those, however, I find the darned pull ring will snap off the I go to use it.  :rant:  So, it's SAK to the rescue.

Is the can opener a necessity?  Ahhhhhhhhh... :think:....probably no. But I sure do find it handy.
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Re: The can opener
« Reply #13 on: February 03, 2019, 02:52:02 PM »
I use the Vic can opener all the time, and like it, I'm not a fan of the combo tool though, it uses a pulling motion that feels wrong to me, I'm a 2 layer opener guy all the way
 :climber:


Some guys like the combo tool. It works for me, but the dedicated can opener is much faster and smoother for me.  :tu:
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Re: The can opener
« Reply #14 on: February 03, 2019, 02:52:54 PM »
While staying in a Suite it was used five nights a week...it works great! That routine went on for a little over a year.

 :cheers:
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,578
Re: The can opener
« Reply #15 on: February 03, 2019, 02:55:54 PM »
 :cheers:
While staying in a Suite it was used five nights a week...it works great! That routine went on for a little over a year.

 :clap: :like:
While staying in a Suite it was used five nights a week...it works great! That routine went on for a little over a year.

 :cheers:
:cheers:
Thread Killer 2017 Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,742 Born to multitask.
Re: The can opener
« Reply #16 on: February 03, 2019, 02:58:50 PM »
30 Day can opener challenge?  ::) :pok:
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Re: The can opener
« Reply #17 on: February 03, 2019, 02:59:53 PM »
30 Day can opener challenge?  ::) :pok:
:rofl:
Good one
No Life Club Posts: 1,927
Re: The can opener
« Reply #18 on: February 03, 2019, 03:00:24 PM »
(Image removed from quote.)

Still works for cans

wow, a straight claw. Therefore not a claw. I can see this working.  :D
That's an interesting design, that needs to be explored. If it still works, and also improves the function of driving screws then it might be the way to go.  :salute:
I must admit that it's not as good as the standard one with cans but it does the job.. Think I have pics here somewhere where I show it.

But as a driver it's much better! Both recessed and then there is tight spaces I have done this to awlmost awl SAK's I have

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No Life Club Posts: 1,927
Re: The can opener
« Reply #19 on: February 03, 2019, 03:05:58 PM »
Found the post

https://forum.multitool.org/index.php?topic=77538.msg1713680.msg#1713680

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Full Member Posts: 167
Re: The can opener
« Reply #20 on: February 03, 2019, 06:35:32 PM »
You can also use the can opener like a finger nail, without the risk of injury. It's a good staple remover.

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Re: The can opener
« Reply #21 on: February 03, 2019, 08:40:57 PM »
 
You can also use the can opener like a finger nail, without the risk of injury. It's a good staple remover.

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 :tu:
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Re: The can opener
« Reply #22 on: February 03, 2019, 09:36:42 PM »
You can also use the can opener like a finger nail, without the risk of injury. It's a good staple remover.

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I've fund many uses of the can opener that doesn't involve any cans. Staple remover, hood for taking a pot off the campfire, used as a hook for pulling the pin form the trailer hitch so I don't bang my arthritic fingers on the trucks frame. Useful for opening those pistachio shells that only have a tiny crack that's too small for a finger nail to open.

Like most SAK tools, it's useful for way more things than it was designed to be.

Don't get too serious, just enough will do.
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Re: The can opener
« Reply #23 on: February 03, 2019, 09:52:41 PM »
You can also use the can opener like a finger nail, without the risk of injury. It's a good staple remover.

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I've fund many uses of the can opener that doesn't involve any cans. Staple remover, hood for taking a pot off the campfire, used as a hook for pulling the pin form the trailer hitch so I don't bang my arthritic fingers on the trucks frame. Useful for opening those pistachio shells that only have a tiny crack that's too small for a finger nail to open.

Like most SAK tools, it's useful for way more things than it was designed to be.
I wondered when the thread would broaden out to the other uses for the can opener.
It (and the bottle opener) are great general purpose prying tools.  The can opener is narrow and thin at the tip, but flares out, making it a good "starting" pry tool, with the bottle opener's large screw driver for finishing the job (if needed).
It also works as a phillips screwdriver with several different sizes of phillips head screws.
As mentioned, a Pioneer/Soldier/SI can opener is the best staple remover that I've ever used.
And yes, I've even opened a few cans with it.

- Steve
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Re: The can opener
« Reply #24 on: February 03, 2019, 10:24:24 PM »
It's really good to take apart Legos as well or you can do this

(Image removed from quote.)

Still works for cans but much better as a driver

[It's not failure if you learn something from it]

Ditto here.  I used to use them on camping trips as a boy and younger man, but canned goods have been replaced by dehydrated foods on all my camping trips now.  So now I turn them into fine screwdrivers for spectacles and the like, and get much more use out of them.   



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Re: The can opener
« Reply #25 on: February 03, 2019, 10:58:59 PM »
If it wasn't for the can opener, i'd have starved to death in grad school.  It's a must have on all my user SAKs (mainly Tinkers).
Rich

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,578
Re: The can opener
« Reply #26 on: February 03, 2019, 11:14:18 PM »
If it wasn't for the can opener, i'd have starved to death in grad school.  It's a must have on all my user SAKs (mainly Tinkers).
Rich
It stoped me from starving also, just not in school!  :like: :tu:
Full Member Posts: 241
Re: The can opener
« Reply #27 on: February 04, 2019, 12:18:54 AM »
I use it a lot, too, for multi purpose. Can opener, knife blade are my most used tools.

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Re: The can opener
« Reply #28 on: February 04, 2019, 01:04:37 AM »
Its an awesome opener with a flathead that can be used for phillips. Both are great beyond their intended use :tu:

I really like them :tu:

~CsB
Hero Member Posts: 599
Re: The can opener
« Reply #29 on: February 04, 2019, 03:10:52 AM »
I use and prefer it over the hand crank type we have. And I hate the electric counter-top ugly space wasters.

Also a good scale pry tool when needed.

 

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