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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 1:03 am    Post subject: Demand a long lasting repairable can opener! Reply with quote

That's right start a campaign for basic tools that last more than a couple of months...
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 1:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've had mine for some years, I can't remember how long.

Lots of stuff comes in ring pull tins now, so they don't get so much use.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 1:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any other tools appliences that need to be designed to last longer?
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 2:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i've used the same can opener since 1987, made by victorinox
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 8:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's a general agreement amongst woodworkers that steel is not what it used to be. Old tools are better than modern ones. Some talk of pre-nuclear steel, claiming that steel made since the testing of the hydrogen bomb has never been so good. I think there may be a case for using old steel for geiger counters but I don't suppose it has any effect on the quality of one's chisel.

The chisel I use most frequently is very old.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 10:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A bit sad, but I was in TK Max yesterday and noticed that that had a lot of kuhn rikon cookware, including can openers. They are made in Switzerland and I bet would last longer than something from Wilkos.

I think quality products are out there but it's just knowing what brands are good. Price isn't always the best indicator as often you are just paying for a trendy name.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Our Bosch wfb2005 (bought in 2000) washing machine has now been repaired, and from what the chap (from their own repair team) told us, the stuff that's made now isn't as durable AND hasn't got a hot feed. So we'd better look after it and keep it going for at least another 10 years.

There's a move afoot by the EU to make everything of this type have a free 5 year guarantee: that should focus a few minds!
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2010 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Long lasting repairable can opener?... A big knife!

Talking of TK Max I got one really good wearedodgy knife in there ages ago and just had one decent knife for years that I did everything in the wearedodgy with. Lasted really well (till I opened a few cans with it!)

Seriously though I use my grandads old jack knife for cans have done for years.. just lost it while pissed up and hungry and wanted to get into a can so ended up ruining my wearedodgy knife. Pretty much got the edge back on it though.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2010 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MrG wrote:
Long lasting repairable can opener?... A big knife!

But we need to be looking after ourselves, as well as our tools. Cut off fingers aren't repairable if the knife slips. If the doomers get their way, an injury might make the difference between life and death.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2010 3:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sharpenable knives? (actually, how does one tell the difference).

I might blow a few bob on some good southpaw knives as I'm sick to death of cheese, carrots etc in non-Euclidean wedges. I'd have to label them well though or The Family (not one a southpaw) would do themselves a mischief on them.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2010 12:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



Mine opens a can much neater than the one in the picture.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 4:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

KFP if I were to try that I'd probably end up with another Hand of Doom Sad
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RenewableCandy wrote:
KFP if I were to try that I'd probably end up with another Hand of Doom Sad


If you're left handed (like me) you will, the blade on my knife pull my fingers into the can edge as I lever it.

I used to have a can opener that had a hooked blade and a triangular metal bit that let lefties and righties use it, and a nice wooden handle. No idea who nicked it Evil or Very Mad
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SleeperService wrote:
RenewableCandy wrote:
KFP if I were to try that I'd probably end up with another Hand of Doom Sad


If you're left handed (like me) you will, the blade on my knife pull my fingers into the can edge as I lever it.
Well you learn summat every day...I had no idea those knives were RH, I thought they were symmetrical. I'd always wondered why they were so fecking difficult to use.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've started opening ring pull tins with a tin opener, as you don't get that nasty sharpish bit inside that can cut you when you wash it out. I'm collecting tins for new uses, and would rather keep my hands intact!

It's a shame that all tins now seem to be corrugated, as it makes the metal less useful for making things.
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