I have a hand held can opener which has gotten very dull. Does anyone have tips for sharpening the blade?
For about 50 cents you can buy a new blade at an applicance repair center. Or maybe it's 75 cents by now....
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.
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?
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.
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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