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    How to open a stuck jar - Pragmatic was able to help

    I had a Jar and, for the life of me, I couldn't open it.

    Then our very own Pragmatic* showed me the way.



    I tried the hot water on the lid but that didn't work.

    Grabbed a spoon and levered gently under the lip and, after a few secs ... POP



    * Maybe filmed a few years ago

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    ^Oddly enough it's only Pickle jars like in that vid that I have trouble with, Thurston brand Gherkin Spears to be precise . I just tap around the edge of the lid with the end of a butter knife a few times and then they come right off easily.

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    As I am a bad tempered fvcker I just stab the lid with a knife thus breaking the seal.

    And as I am prepared I have several different sized lids to replace the damaged one.

    Test me out. Check the lid sizes of different jars. They are made to a common size.

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    Same same.
    Quote Originally Posted by Headworx View Post
    ^Oddly enough it's only Pickle jars like in that vid that I have trouble with, Thurston brand Gherkin Spears to be precise . I just tap around the edge of the lid with the end of a butter knife a few times and then they come right off easily.

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    I get the wife to open it.

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    I give it a stern look and it then unscrews itself

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    ^Might need to change your Avatar...


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    ^ he had to learn from someone

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    worthless... M-I-L gave the wife one of those for the times I wasn't around.

    The hot water over the lid usually works for me when I'm struggling.

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    Marigolds.
    I have also opened wine bottles with door handles, beer bottles with a lighter and arse cheeks with three 1000 baht notes

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    Oi why aren't you defending your Brumnie mate

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    arse cheeks with three 1000 baht notes
    Double that price for the ladies?


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    Looked like it was going to go all Japanese xHamster when he threw down the cling wrap, rubber bands and rubber gloves.

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    I have also opened wine bottles with door handles, beer bottles with a lighter and arse cheeks with three 1000 baht notes


    this usually works for me.



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    Never been unable to open a jar lid.
    Are you all woman or Arthritic mfs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack meoff View Post
    Never been unable to open a jar lid.
    Neither had I ... until I bought this monster, uncooperative jar of sauerkraut

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    Not only for the jars you need a well equipped workshop but also for any small item packed in a blast packaging.

    Some of the bottles, e.g. the plastic ones with vitamins, are shrink-wrapped that cannot be peeled off by finger. And after unscrewing the lid the bottle is further sealed by an alu foil that needs a sharp knife to remove it. Same with some milk bottles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klondyke View Post
    Some of the bottles, e.g. the plastic ones with vitamins, are shrink-wrapped that cannot be peeled off by finger. And after unscrewing the lid the bottle is further sealed by an alu foil that needs a sharp knife to remove it. Same with some milk bottles.
    That's all for your safety of course...

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    ^Safety at the opening? Accident insurance should be included in the price...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klondyke View Post
    Not only for the jars you need a well equipped workshop but also for any small item packed in a blast packaging.

    Some of the bottles, e.g. the plastic ones with vitamins, are shrink-wrapped that cannot be peeled off by finger. And after unscrewing the lid the bottle is further sealed by an alu foil that needs a sharp knife to remove it. Same with some milk bottles.
    I carry a small penknife at all times just to be able to open things! guaranteed that when I forget to put in pocket some thing that defies brute strength will require the forgotten knife

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    60,000 are injured by opening packaging

    More than 60,000 people require hospital treatment each year after injuring themselves opening difficult packaging, research has shown.

    From cuts and bruises to injured bones, sprains and even severed fingers, injuries sustained by the frustrations of trying to open a jar, bottle or tightly packed goods are costing the NHS £12 million a year.

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/ukn...packaging.html

    16 years old this is, covers UK only, so all sorts of conditions and figures come into play esp when moving to the rest of the world. The 60k includes all packaging accidents not just jars, not all injuries enter the stats, 16 years on = more stupid people, though regs/laws/tech have moved toward more complex packaging while protecting them from themselves. Fex in the old days if you poured boiling coffee over your knob that's down to you, but now you sue the vendor or styrocup producer with a good chance of winning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jabir View Post
    60,000 are injured by opening packaging
    Yup...Even years ago. Got a scar to prove it. About 11 or 12 years old, trying to open something with a paring knife. Knife slipped off and into my knuckle. Had to go get stitches. Mother not amused.


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    ^ I've designed a simple hand tool to open my new container made from 100% recycled plastic material which doesn't add significant costs. Plus the tool can be used numerous times and only needs to be purchased once to open many containers.

    You can open the container by hand but there is always a chance someone will hurt themselves doing so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SKkin View Post
    Yup...Even years ago. Got a scar to prove it. About 11 or 12 years old, trying to open something with a paring knife. Knife slipped off and into my knuckle. Had to go get stitches.
    The main problem with packaging these days is the fact tamper evidence is needed and new transportation laws require the packaging to pass impact tests without failure. A tight fitting lid is always going to be difficult to remove from the packaging body without the need to use another tool and a sharp knife is unfortunately the most used tool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loy Toy View Post
    ^ I've designed a simple hand tool to open my new container made from 100% recycled plastic material which doesn't add significant costs. Plus the tool can be used numerous times and only needs to be purchased once to open many containers.

    You can open the container by hand but there is always a chance someone will hurt themselves doing so.
    Got a picture of your tool?

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