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Tool For Opening Plastic Pails
I made a tool for opening 5-gal. plastic pails using an old head bolt wrench from a Model T. The tool is about 12 in. long with a socket head on one end to which I welded to a flat
1 1 /2 in. washer. I heated up the washer and bent the front edge UD a little. About 2 1/2 in. from the head of the wrench, I welded a 31 /
2 in. long prong that bends upward and is sharpened on the edge to get under the lid better. The long handle gives you plenty of leverage on the tightest lids. There are openers on the market but they're made out of plastic, which would never lasst during out North Dakota winters. (Bernie Wanzek, Rt. 1, Box 51, Courtenay, N. Dak. 58426)

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1990 - Volume #14, Issue #2