best way to open a spam can?

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by okieboy, Jun 17, 2013.

  1. okieboy

    okieboy New Member

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    Is there a way to do it without a can opener?
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  2. Cattledog

    Cattledog New Member

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    You could try:

    a hammer
    a chisel and a hammer
    a rock
    a sharp bayonet
    a die grinder
    a skil saw
    a band saw
    a hack saw
    a half stick of dynamite
    a 1/4 oz of c4
    a water jet
    a laser cnc
    a plasma torch
    a cordless drill and a hack saw
    an elephants foot
    dropping it from an airplane
    dropping it off a cliff
    beating it with a fish whacker
    beating it with a baseball bat
    a crowbar and hammer
    a screwdriver and a hammer
     

  3. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    Or a can opener. Maybe a Spam opener. :cool:
     
  4. okieboy

    okieboy New Member

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    So it does have to be cut open? Damn
     
  5. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    use a dremel with a cut off wheel.
     
  6. Jagermeister

    Jagermeister New Member

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    I have a can opener made by Mossberg.
     
  7. Overkill0084

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  8. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    How else are you going to get into the can without cutting it open.

    I have a can opener that cuts the seam holding the lid to the can and does not leave a sharp edge. You can literally put the lid back on and it doesn't even look opened. Maybe you can use one of those. These can openers are very common, cheap and easy to find. Like this.

    This is the brand I have and I expect it to last a lifetime.

    http://www.pamperedchef.com/our_products/use_care/detail.jsp?productId=31046
     
  9. johnr1943

    johnr1943 New Member

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    We have one too!! In fact, probably one of just about product they've ever sold. I personally like the Microwave Chip Maker (helps to have the Simple Silcer) the best. :D
     
  10. Anna_Purna

    Anna_Purna New Member

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    I used a screw driver to pry the beginning up to get it started, then took some long nosed vice grips thingy and rolled it open half way, then bent the lid up to dump out the 7.62x49 the rest of the way.
     
  11. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    I have never tried that. But it won't open the spam can.

    I get the impression he wants to save the can and not mutilate it. Hence my suggestion he open it with a seamless can opener.
     
  12. texaswoodworker

    texaswoodworker New Member

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    I just use the can opener that was made for them. Works fine for me. :)
     
  13. okieboy

    okieboy New Member

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    Well I don't have a can opener that will work. I've hammered at it for half an hour with a hammer and screwdriver. I've cut at the seam with three knives and tried to cut the top open. Can't get it.
     
  14. JWagner

    JWagner New Member

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    If you do not want to buy one of the original openers, use a cold chisel.
     
  15. HankStone

    HankStone New Member

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    I still have my P-38 "fog" the US ARMY can opener given to me 56 years ago,still hanging with my dog tags.
     
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  16. Jagermeister

    Jagermeister New Member

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    I love how the military makes everything sound like a weapons system. Ya, I flew a P-51 against them Nazis.....:D You got a pic of this Army relic Hank?
     
  17. HankStone

    HankStone New Member

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  18. Cattledog

    Cattledog New Member

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    Well congratulations soldier...you're dead. You and your entire company...cause you couldn't get into your ammo can.

    c'mon man! grow some ingenuity!

    sharp steel+force or leverage= boom boom goodness

    seriously though, don't hurt yourself. Then I'd feel bad.
     
  19. HankStone

    HankStone New Member

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    I'd give my left nut to sit and have a few beers with you Sir,you guys flying with blazing 50s inspired me as a boy to be a Soldier at 17,and by GOD I did,I love you guys who looked EVIL in the East and WEST and spit in EVILS face,GOD Bless you all!

    "fog" of years P-38 opener!
     
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