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Sharpening a Handheld Can Opener Blade

Buying a new can opener every time the blade gets dull can be expensive and wasteful. Perhaps the blade can be sharpened extending the life of the tool. This is a guide about sharpening the blade of a handheld can opener.

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May 29, 2014 Flag
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I read somewhere that you can use foils to sharpen your can opener blade. Just fold it twice then run your can opener through them. I've done it several times before and it works. Just don't overdo it. :)

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    December 2, 2011 Flag
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    Does anyone know of a place that sharpens hand held can openers?

    By Pat M.

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    December 2, 20110 found this helpful

    I do know that you can sharpen scissors by cutting sand paper. Perhaps the same would help for a can opener.

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    December 6, 20110 found this helpful

    The cost of having it done would probably be more than the cost of a new one.

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    December 6, 20110 found this helpful

    I am fairly certain that having it sharpened will cost as much if not more than simply purchasing a new one. Be sure to recycle the old one or give it to the Goodwill or Salvation Army because someone out there would be happy to have it even if it's not sharp. ;-)

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    December 7, 20110 found this helpful

    pamphyila is right. You can sharpen can openers very easily by running sand paper through them. Get a good coarse grade and run it through the can opener several times and it will come out like new. I do this with my can openers (hand held and electric), scissors and even my hole punches!

    Also Deeli is definitely right. Getting them sharpened would cost much more than buying a new one. Whereas you can buy a package of sandpaper for a couple of dollars and they will last you for years, and have many many uses.

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    June 19, 2007 Flag

    I have a hand held can opener which has gotten very dull. Does anyone have tips for sharpening the blade?

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    June 20, 20070 found this helpful

    I fold up a small sheet of aluminum foil and run it through the blade a couple of times. It seems to do the trick.

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    October 15, 20110 found this helpful

    I've read that you can sharpen scissors by cutting up a sheet of sandpaper, very fine grit, I assume. I wonder if that would work with a can opener?

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    December 2, 20110 found this helpful

    You could probably sharpen the can opener by using an old metal file, and run it along the inside edges of the sharpener blade. My husband has purchased a lot of old tools at estate sales and some garage sales.

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    July 9, 20120 found this helpful

    We've had this U.S.A. made Swing-A-Way for fifteen years and it shows no signs of wearing out: around $9 online. I think the solution to your problem is just getting a quality can opener and you won't have to sharpen it! Here's a link to a picture I found that most closely resembles ours.

    All I do is rinse it off under hot water, dab the excess water off with a towel, put it in the dish drainer to air dry before putting it back into an enclosed drawer. Hope that makes your life easier!

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