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By razordot - / Thursday 28 February 2019 09:00 / Australia - Brisbane
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By  Callyn  |  47

There are two types of can opener, one which opens from the top and one which opens from the side. You must have only bought the side-opening style, even while using it wrong. They look very similar, but the blade angles are different.

Opening from the top is much safer. You can toss the lid right away and not have any sharp angles to cut yourself on. Opening from the side leaves you with a lot of sharp parts to cut your wrist or finger.

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By  BurnInDemonFire  |  26

How has no one corrected you before now? Did you never see anyone else use one, or have anyone with you to point out that you were using it wrong? And if you have been alone since you first tried to use one, why didn't you see if you could find a video of someone using one on YouTube?

By  EmDizzle2007  |  26

This isn't an FML. the majority of people put the blade on the top. that's why specific openers were designed to be sold as openers that open without the sharp edge.

By  davidfong  |  14

I’m pretty sure all can opener are meant for the blade to cut from the top of the can. That’s how to puncture the can so you can cut it open.
But then again there could be a can opener that cuts the other way.

As for why it took you so long YouTube has been out for 10+ year why didn’t you just see if there’s a video to show you how to use one.

By  Callyn  |  47

There are two types of can opener, one which opens from the top and one which opens from the side. You must have only bought the side-opening style, even while using it wrong. They look very similar, but the blade angles are different.

Opening from the top is much safer. You can toss the lid right away and not have any sharp angles to cut yourself on. Opening from the side leaves you with a lot of sharp parts to cut your wrist or finger.

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  prncsjnlca  |  10

I always buy the top ones for safety as well but recently we have had nothing but crap luck with can openers. Won’t work. Finally went and bought the oldest school model i could find like i grew up with and life is better.

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  0neiros  |  9

Totally, Go to Amazon and look up "Swing-A-Way Easy-Crank Can Opener" for about $13.50 USD this one is a beast that will serve you well for many years...oh and the cutting blade goes in THE TOP.

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