Device Details


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

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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.

Build Instructions

This device consists of a single 3D printed part.

Skills Required

3D printing.

Time Required

  • 3D printing time: 2 hours and 2 minutes.
  • Assembly Time: None


3D printing.

3D Printing

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.