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Old 03-13-2019, 11:17 AM
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Looking for a high quality manual can opener---many Chinese products out there, but quality is not so good in my opinion...
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Old 03-13-2019, 11:39 AM
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How about one of these?
https://www.webstaurantstore.com/edl...RoCBkwQAvD_BwE

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https://www.amazon.com/Rosle-12757-S...25559766&psc=1

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https://www.amazon.com/Commercial-Sw...44866933&psc=1

I agree about the current crop of crappy Chinese can openers.
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Old 03-13-2019, 3:06 PM
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I keep these for camping and glove box etc... Have not managed to break one yet. Buy in bulk.
example > https://www.amazon.com/P-38-Can-Open...-garden&sr=1-4
I've had good luck with the average winder styles. I can't remember the last time I bought one.
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I have many P-51 openers all over. It is larger than the P-38, helps with my arthritis.
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I have many P-51 openers all over. It is larger than the P-38, helps with my arthritis.
I still have and use the one on my key ring (a grenade pin ring), my old P51 from the Corps stamped US Kay 1962.

Neither have failed me yet.

Good luck on your quest OP. We have been using the side cutters for the last couple of years. Seem to last well so far. Jury is still out.

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EZ DUZ IT Brand FTW. And made in the USA
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OXO makes the best Kitchen utensils.
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Folding buck knife and a pair of kleins can open anything. Plus do surgery if you have hand sanitizer and a beer can. Some newspapers help. Most sterile paper available most times.
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Many of these are chinesium too so watch out, I have one in my kitchen that I believe is from Maos emporium and it works great and the blade is replaceable too.

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My lady likes the roll-seal splitter that cuts the edge of the can roll-seal, w/no jagged edges.

I used to hate it, but it is growing on me, even though I use the electric kitchen opener most of the time...
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Edlund makes the best #10 can opener there is. Buy a couple extra set of gears and blades and you will be able to give it to someone in your will.
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OXO makes the best Kitchen utensils.
I agree, except for the can openers. I was burning through one every 6 months until I found an all metal one in the camping section.
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These are great, available from Battery Junction, CTD, lots of places, can opener, bottle opener and spoon, larger for better leverage than the P-38, under $2 for a two pack.

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Thanks for the information guys!
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My handle grips keep sliding off.
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US-Made P-38s. 10 for seven bucks.
https://www.amazon.com/Military-Outd...tag=mozilla-20
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As with most good things the company was sold and now produces an inferior product. A quick ebay search found many of the "vintage" made in USA models available for under $10 shipped.
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EZ DUZ IT is supposed to be an American made copy of the Swingaway that is so admired---They seem to sell for about $3 more than the Chinese made Swingaway...
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EZ DUZ IT is supposed to be an American made copy of the Swingaway that is so admired---They seem to sell for about $3 more than the Chinese made Swingaway...
This got my hopes up but the reviews on Amazon are't great. I think Ill buy a few of the old USA made swing-a-way from ebay and be done with it.
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Can openers are for pussies...

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I have a collection of the USA made ones from garage sales and flea markets. never paid for than a buck for a brand new one. Give them out as gifts.
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cheap. works great

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This got my hopes up but the reviews on Amazon are't great. I think Ill buy a few of the old USA made swing-a-way from ebay and be done with it.
I haven't been impressed with mine. Guess it's time to hit the thrift store.
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Edlund makes the best #10 can opener there is. Buy a couple extra set of gears and blades and you will be able to give it to someone in your will.
This. And if you want to get real fancy, you can buy an all stainless model (S-11) rather than their standard cast model (#1).
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I have to go with the p39 or p51 all of the other openers are to bulky compared to them.
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Scored one of these guys:
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That looks like the one we had when I was a kid in the 70's,80's. It was way better than any of the plastic ones we get today.
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That looks like the one we had when I was a kid in the 70's,80's. It was way better than any of the plastic ones we get today.
USA made and $0.99 cents. Can't go wrong with that.
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my go to is a 1981 Victorinox Soldier
https://www.smartknives.com/Soldier-...ldier-1981.htm

Most "Swiss Army" knives are toys/novelties, but this model is the right size and weight and has at least for me the right about of useful tools.
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Ikea sells a couple of different price and quality. They look a little different then most of the one I've seen at other stores.
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I have an old wall-mount Can-O-Mat. I have no idea how old it is.

It was mounted in an old camp trailer that followed me home about 20 years ago. I got tired of burning through the walmart electric models, so mounted the old Can-O-Mat on the pantry cabinet and have been using it ever since.

Works every time.
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For home, I use a swing away.


My camp gear and BOB I use a EKCO 884
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My folks had a Dazey wall-mount can opener they received as a wedding gift in 1949. I was down in SoCal in May of last year shortly after my dad passed away.

The old Dazey was still going strong and working fine. They don't build stuff like that anymore. My mom sold the house a few months later and moved to a care facility. I expect the new owners tossed that old can opener in the trash. A shame.
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