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Old 05-17-2011, 01:50 AM   #31
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I don't know the name of the tool, but it's used for removing oil filters from cars. That's what my grandma uses. It will get the lid off ANY jar, no matter how tight. Bugs me that I can't remember what it's called...
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Old 05-17-2011, 01:51 AM   #32
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Band wrench?
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Old 05-17-2011, 08:20 AM   #33
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Strap wrench.
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Old 05-17-2011, 10:05 AM   #34
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Oil Filter wrench.

BTW, the title of this thread reminds me, I never got a tip for opening a jar.
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Old 05-17-2011, 10:08 AM   #35
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Oil Filter wrench.

BTW, the title of this thread reminds me, I never got a tip for opening a jar.
That what I always called it.
Of course, it's only going to work as well as the other hand holding the jar, so you might as well use two of them and work in opposite directions
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Old 05-17-2011, 10:31 AM   #36
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BTW, the title of this thread reminds me, I never got a tip for opening a jar.
Come to think of it, I never even get a thank-you. I think I will leave an empty open jar on the kitchen counter as a blatantly obvious hint.
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Old 05-17-2011, 10:52 AM   #37
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I guess I am the impatient kind. I normally thrust the heel of my French knife to pierce the lid and the air escape. Jar opens like extra-smooth peanut butter every time.
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Old 05-17-2011, 11:05 AM   #38
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Our biggest problem is plastic Hellmann's Mayo jars. No matter how careful we are in resealing the jar after use, the lids seem to self-tighten in the fridge between uses to the point where even I have to make an effort to open the jar.
Try putting that big, foil covered seal inside the cap before you put the lid back on. Of course, now you'll have to wait until you buy a new jar.
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