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How do I neatly open a soda can? Answered

I have tried with a can opener, but it leaves really rigid edges which are sharp, crooked, and dangerous.

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Jack A Lopez

3 years ago

There is a particular style of can opener I have found works well for this. I am not sure of the most recognized name for this style of can opener. I think it is called "camping", "GI", or "P38", can opener. It is a very small, compact, can opener, intended for camping, travel, or for fleeing your homeland as a refugee, which is kind of like camping I suppose...

Anyway, I took some pictures of this style can opener being used to cut the top out of an aluminum beverage can, here:

https://www.instructables.com/file/FRFMRD7GB0JQNFT/

https://www.instructables.com/file/FXUJ2R5GAPV8EDX/

https://www.instructables.com/file/F25HCQ2GAPV8EDY/

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rickharris

3 years ago

A pair of normal household scissors do a good job. if you want to avoid the sharp edge fold it over and press down hard.

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bwrussell

3 years ago

THIS method should work as long as you're careful to not crush the can.

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iceng

3 years ago

Pull the tab.

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Downunder35miceng

Answer 3 years ago

That would be too obvious don't you think?

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icengDownunder35m

Answer 3 years ago

Yes ;-)

Years ago when we wanted alcohol in a state park, Someone would drill a tiny hole 1/16 " in dia at the bottom of a 7-UP can, then we would let some soda out and squirt 20 cc of Seagram Seven whiskey to form the 7*7 cocktail and

neatly solder seal the hole closed.

No search of our coolers ever had a hint of the ruse !!

Yes the soda cans were easy to solder because we did not solder aluminum !