OT - Jar Opener

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Re: OT - Jar Opener

Post by Goofproof » Thu Dec 28, 2017 7:06 pm

chunkyfrog wrote:An ice pick or an awl would break the vacuum.
The church key works on thin metal lids--just enough to allow air inside--
careful not to break the glass!
I use a butter knife, under the bottom of the lid, to break the vacuum. Running hot water over the lid works many times. Jim

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Re: OT - Jar Opener

Post by chunkyfrog » Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:01 pm

Goofproof wrote: . . . Running hot water over the lid works many times. Jim
Done that---burned my hand.
Putting the jar, lid down, in a shallow dish of hot water
warms the metal lid enough to expand it, without burning you.
A couple strips of vetwrap helps get a really good grip.

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Re: OT - Jar Opener

Post by Goofproof » Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:04 pm

chunkyfrog wrote:
Goofproof wrote: . . . Running hot water over the lid works many times. Jim
Done that---burned my hand.
Putting the jar, lid down, in a shallow dish of hot water
warms the metal lid enough to expand it, without burning you.
A couple strips of vetwrap helps get a really good grip.
I just run the hot water oner the lid (fast) so as not to expand the glass too. Jim

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Re: OT - Jar Opener

Post by chunkyfrog » Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:10 pm

My dominant hand is exceptionally sensitive to heat,
due to a bad scald on that entire arm when I was a toddler.
[[[Scarring was limited to heavy freckling, thanks to Army docs at Ft. Robinson]]]
I do not leave the lid in the hot water more than a few seconds.

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Re: OT - Jar Opener

Post by Janknitz » Fri Dec 29, 2017 4:58 pm

About a year ago, my wife bought some "universal" jar opener. It universally didn't work on just about anything!
SO, my "job" is still safe for the time being......
LOL, that reminds me of what my favorite jar opener is. . . . my husband!!!
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Re: OT - Jar Opener

Post by Airwolf » Fri Dec 29, 2017 6:25 pm

House trick here... take 2-3 rubber bands, twist them together, place over jar lid.... provides plenty of grip for even the stiffest lid. If torsion strength were an issue, I'd think about a rubber strap wrench too... the used to sell them on tv, now you can find them in just about any auto or hardware store.

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Re: OT - Jar Opener

Post by Goofproof » Fri Dec 29, 2017 7:20 pm

Airwolf wrote:House trick here... take 2-3 rubber bands, twist them together, place over jar lid.... provides plenty of grip for even the stiffest lid. If torsion strength were an issue, I'd think about a rubber strap wrench too... the used to sell them on tv, now you can find them in just about any auto or hardware store.
Buy two, it's the equal opposite reaction that's required.... Jim

Being able to unscrew the cap means you have to be able to hold the jar.

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Re: OT - Jar Opener

Post by Soothest Sleep » Sat Dec 30, 2017 1:20 am

My quick tip is to tap the edge of the jar lid a couple of times with the back (dull) edge of a knife or the side of a heavy spoon. That usually releases the vacuum seal.

Airwolf's house trick with the rubber bands is one my mother relied on, and then passed the jar off to me to open if she couldn't, lol! I ask my son, because he has larger hands, so more torque (I think) than mine.

My favourite tool to help with twisting off jar lids is the rubber dome opener, like this sample:
https://www.ebay.com/p/Set-of-2-Aronson ... 1465354188
It is useful on any number of sizes of lid or screw top. I found mine at my local grocery store in the utensils aisle.

I haven't tried the Lee Valley opener, mentioned above by CRMW, but all their gadgets are good quality, as I have learned by experience. Info on it here: http://www.leevalley.com/en/garden/page ... 0733,40734

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Re: OT - Jar Opener

Post by chunkyfrog » Sun Dec 31, 2017 8:29 pm

Sometimes, I go get my leather gloves.

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Re: OT - Jar Opener

Post by jnk... » Sun Dec 31, 2017 8:39 pm

chunkyfrog wrote: . . . wide grip welding clamps,
(Like vise grips) . . . lining the jaws with foam and leather. . . . my leather gloves.
Sometimes the frog frightens me just a little.
-jeff, a user (not a pro) who suffers from an ongoing, long-term, nocturnal addiction to air (S9/P10)

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Re: OT - Jar Opener

Post by chunkyfrog » Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:37 pm

I go to Harbor Freight with the bullfrog, and he goes with me to Jo-ann's.

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Re: OT - Jar Opener

Post by Jedi Dave » Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:47 am

There is a material that you can purchase called dycem which is excellent for opening jars.

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Re: OT - Jar Opener

Post by Lucyhere » Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:12 pm

I knew that eventually a thread would pop up that Vivian started. :(
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Re: OT - Jar Opener

Post by chunkyfrog » Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:28 pm

Yes, we will miss her.

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Re: OT - Jar Opener

Post by Pugsy » Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:25 pm

Lucyhere wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:12 pm
I knew that eventually a thread would pop up that Vivian started. :(
chunkyfrog wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:28 pm
Yes, we will miss her.
Yep...but I don't even need a thread...my husband and I were just talking yesterday about how she was most likely turning over in her grave because of how her beloved Nats were playing.
Every time I see a stat from them or a highlight or a mention...I think of her.
To be honest there's probably not a day that goes by now that baseball season is here that I don't think about her at least once.
She loved her baseball.
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