Pull-Tab Tin Can Opener
A device to help those with arthritis, limited finger dexterity or limited finger strength open tin cans with pull-tabs.
Setup & instructions
The Pull-Tab Tin Can Opener is a device to help those with arthritis, limited finger dexterity or limited finger strength open tin cans with pull-tabs. This device is compatible with any tin can with a pull-tab, such as tuna, pet food or soup cans.
Original device listing on printables.com: https://www.printables.com/model/192535-can-opener
- A device for opening beverage cans which small and can be printed very quickly can be found here: https://makersmakingchange.com/project/beverage-can-opener/.
- A device for opening beverage cans which has several different handle options can be found here: https://makersmakingchange.com/project/customizable-beverage-can-opener/.
The “Related Projects” section at the bottom of this webpage also includes links to these devices as well as other similar devices.
This device can open tin cans with pull-tabs in a single motion. Refer to the User Guide in the linked GitHub repository for detailed instructions on how to open cans using this device.
Approximately 50 cents.
This device consists of a single 3D printed part.
- 3D printing time: 2 hours and 2 minutes.
- Assembly Time: None
Refer to the 3D printing guide in the linked GitHub repository.
Design by Printlab user 4xsample under the CC0 license.
Documentation by Neil Squire / Makers Making Change under the CC BY SA 4.0 license.