Have tin cans changed?

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Found 25th Mar 2011
We have four tin openers (new one bought today) ranging from the cheap to expensive - but none of them will open tins correctly. We have one that is supposed to slice the top off, it used to work, but it no longer grips lip of some tins. Have tin can manufacturers changed something?

Now where do I put my angle grinder!!?

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Banned

I find its the tin openers that have got worst, had the same one for years when younger, now they are worn out after a few months

gets the worlds best can opener from amazon lol then everything easy

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whatsThePoint

I find its the tin openers that have got worst, had the same one for … I find its the tin openers that have got worst, had the same one for years when younger, now they are worn out after a few months



I'm trying to track down one of those old fashioned ones with the sharp point - they used to work ok, though maybe a little dangerous for some.

...yes; they are made of aluminium.

BFN,

fp.

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fanpages

...yes; they are made of aluminium.BFN,fp.



You must be fun at the off licence
How much does an aluminium of beer cost?

I got this one after a series of encounters with Fray Bentos pies. This opener just looks at them, sniggers to itself then proceeds to decimate it

Seriously, it opens everything.

amazon.co.uk/OXO…CKG

You are opening the can from the side & not from the top of the can ?

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WheresMeNuts

You are opening the can from the side & not from the top of the can ?



Am I?

That made me laugh though!

Banned

Predikuesi

I'm trying to track down one of those old fashioned ones with the sharp … I'm trying to track down one of those old fashioned ones with the sharp point - they used to work ok, though maybe a little dangerous for some.



amazon.co.uk/Che…-13

My can opener is nothing special but I haven't had any problems.

Predikuesi

Am I? :)That made me laugh though!

The funny thing is I was not joking.Some can openers are made for you to open the can from the side & not from the top.

Original Poster

WheresMeNuts

The funny thing is I was not joking.Some can openers are made for you to … The funny thing is I was not joking.Some can openers are made for you to open the can from the side & not from the top.



I have both types - the expensive one of the bunch opens from the side, but no longer works on most cans.

Arthritis, age. LOL
Time for an electric one.

deek72

I got this one after a series of encounters with Fray Bentos pies. This … I got this one after a series of encounters with Fray Bentos pies. This opener just looks at them, sniggers to itself then proceeds to decimate it :DSeriously, it opens everything. [url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.co.uk%2FOXO-Good-Grips-Snap-Lock-Opener%2Fdp%2FB00004OCKG]http://www.amazon.co.uk/OXO-Good-Grips-Snap-Lock-Opener/dp/B00004OCKG[/url]



Thank you.
I have ordered one as I've been having problems with tin cans lately too.

fanpages

...yes; they are made of aluminium.



Predikuesi

You must be fun at the off licence :)How much does an aluminium of beer … You must be fun at the off licence :)How much does an aluminium of beer cost?



A can of beer, or a bottle of beer. Who asks for a tin of beer? XXXXing Australians?

I think can openers are now deliberately made less sharp so more will be sold.

Just like the razor blades supplied with new razors that are thicker & remain sharper for longer.

The replacement blades are not as wide & become blunt quicker so that the manufacturers make more revenue.

BFN,

fp.

patience_1

Thank you.I have ordered one as I've been having problems with tin cans … Thank you.I have ordered one as I've been having problems with tin cans lately too.




Ok if you are close enough to A & E. But got a friend who wont use anything different.

WoolyM

Ok if you are close enough to A & E. But got a friend who wont use … Ok if you are close enough to A & E. But got a friend who wont use anything different.



Over my head this one...

patience_1

Thank you.I have ordered one as I've been having problems with tin cans … Thank you.I have ordered one as I've been having problems with tin cans lately too.



You won't be disappointed.

Banned

Got an expensive one but I can't for the life of me get it to work, use my pen knife instead.

deek72

Over my head this one...



A hand slip can result in self stabbings.

deek72

You won't be disappointed.



Can't wait now...............
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