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How To Easily Use Key Rings

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video How To Easily Use Key Rings
Key rings are annoying. It's a pain to open them, and sometimes they snap shut before you manage to get the key on them. Fortunately, you can solve this problem with a quarter
*Mobile users: if the video doesn't play click on "MVI 0893" and it will open.

Instructions

- Get a coin about the size of a quarter.
- Press the edge of the coin against the key ring at a 45 degree angle, near where it opens; the coin will slide under part of the key ring, lifting the end up.
- Apply pressure to the coin so that it lifts up the end of the key ring enough to slide the key on. Then slide the key on.
- Remove the coin and slide the key on the rest of the way.
TheHumanWhiz10 months ago
I really liked how you included that link for mobile users! And the instructables is a really handy trick!.
Ps. How do you do the link thing?!
M3G (author)  TheHumanWhiz10 months ago
Thanks! You should be able to just tap on it (it should be orange) and it should open vimeo.
2 left thumbs10 months ago
I like your method. It holds the ring open while I slide the key on. I have used just the key in the past but too often it was difficult to open all the way and sometimes the key would pop off before I could slide it all the way on, especially with a large key. Your way is so much easier and faster. Thanks!
M3G (author)  2 left thumbs10 months ago
No problem, thanks for the comment!
totalblank10 months ago
Good idea. Using a staple remover works even easier.
Staple removers are indeed awesome for opening up a key ring. But staple removers are slightly less ubiquitous than coins, so knowing both methods should help you level up to MacGyver status.
M3G (author)  wilgubeast10 months ago
Yeah, that's what I was thinking. Most people always have a couple coins with them.
pfred2 M3G10 months ago
I always have my fingernails with me, so that is what I use.
tgrainger10 months ago
By using it in the same manner they're suggesting here, but instead of having a coin in the way, your key will be in position. As that's what you're trying to fit anyway.
M3G (author)  tgrainger10 months ago
Ah, ok.
tgrainger10 months ago
Just use the key?!?! Takes seconds.
M3G (author)  tgrainger10 months ago
How?
thatsgreat234510 months ago
I just the key itself, and then slide and rotate.