Space saver can openers obsolete

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Space saver can openers obsolete

Postby ifixalot » Thu Mar 05, 2015 12:36 pm

So our B & D space saver can opener stopped working.
This is maybe the third over thirty years so no complaint there.
I thought I'd buy a new one. You can't find the under the
cabinet type. I guess they went out of style.
So I go to Ebay hoping for new old stock.
Some are asking hundreds of dollars for them.
This is an item that went for $50 or so. One
seller had their price over $500!!!!!!
Used ones are going for $50 to $70.
So I go back to mine. I found a piece of plastic broke
off but I was able to weld a piece of sheet metal
onto the other side to restore function.
Seems I have to "fixalot" these days.
Geesh!



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Re: Space saver can openers obsolete

Postby Asylum » Thu Mar 05, 2015 6:57 pm

You DO UNDERSTAND that even Off-Topic should be at least somewhat automotive related! %)


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Re: Space saver can openers obsolete

Postby 1988GTU » Thu Mar 05, 2015 7:22 pm

any pics or links to what you have? A few places by me have vintage stuff of the sorts and might be a viable resource.


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Re: Space saver can openers obsolete

Postby CorvetteBeretta » Thu Mar 05, 2015 7:25 pm

Asylum wrote:You DO UNDERSTAND that even Off-Topic should be at least somewhat automotive related! %)


Maybe he was planning to install it in the trunk of the Beretta


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Re: Space saver can openers obsolete

Postby Asylum » Thu Mar 05, 2015 7:47 pm

CorvetteBeretta wrote:
Asylum wrote:You DO UNDERSTAND that even Off-Topic should be at least somewhat automotive related! %)


Maybe he was planning to install it in the trunk of the Beretta



Or he's just a bored old man with nothing else to do except trying to figure out how to open the Stewed Prunes! %)


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Re: Space saver can openers obsolete

Postby CorvetteBeretta » Thu Mar 05, 2015 9:01 pm

Ha! :beer:


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Re: Space saver can openers obsolete

Postby heavywoody » Thu Mar 05, 2015 10:57 pm

Asylum wrote:You DO UNDERSTAND that even Off-Topic should be at least somewhat automotive related! %)


Since when?

Off topic is exactly that... off topic! Crazy old coot... :beer:


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Re: Space saver can openers obsolete

Postby ifixalot » Fri Mar 06, 2015 10:21 am

Asylum wrote:You DO UNDERSTAND that even Off-Topic should be at least somewhat automotive related! %)


I suppose I should have said that I never thought I'd use the welder
that I bought for repair of my cars, on a kitchen appliance.
Sorry you didn't like my post but I thought it was okay to post miscellaneous
ramblings in off topic.



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Re: Space saver can openers obsolete

Postby 3X00-Modified » Fri Mar 06, 2015 12:01 pm

Off topic subject
Feel free to post about anything here, just keep it work safe.

I think this topic fits fine...



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Re: Space saver can openers obsolete

Postby heavywoody » Fri Mar 06, 2015 4:45 pm

On topic (in off topic lol)...

I remember the under counter ones you mention, my parents had (have) one in their kitchen. I wish I had one in my kitchen!


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Re: Space saver can openers obsolete

Postby 1988GTU » Fri Mar 06, 2015 6:12 pm

Friend of mine, their parents had one. I thought it was funny when ever it was used there cat would prowl the area.
we had the mechanical off brand that mounted underside. However, my folks did have a sweet Dust Buster mounted to the wall in the closet. was an anniversary gift from the grand parent. Sure made lugging that eureka limited for small cleanup jobs!


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Re: Space saver can openers obsolete

Postby Asylum » Fri Mar 06, 2015 9:07 pm

My God we have devolved into the Black and Decker Forum!

ROFL!!

And I'M the "old guy"?

I may have one in my dead Mother's locker if you want me to go look for it.

Along with some Fizzies, a couple of canisters of Carter's Little Liver Pills. and an Easy-Bake Oven or two.

Know what they are going for these days?

So what did you do automotive-wise that might be relative to the Forum today?


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Re: Space saver can openers obsolete

Postby CorvetteBeretta » Fri Mar 06, 2015 9:39 pm

Asylum wrote:My God we have devolved into the Black and Decker Forum!

ROFL!!

And I'M the "old guy"?

I may have one in my dead Mother's locker if you want me to go look for it.

Along with some Fizzies, a couple of canisters of Carter's Little Liver Pills. and an Easy-Bake Oven or two.

Know what they are going for these days?

So what did you do automotive-wise that might be relative to the Forum today?


Well I put my new dome light in and ran new speaker wires.


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Re: Space saver can openers obsolete

Postby ifixalot » Sat Mar 07, 2015 11:20 am

Asylum wrote:
So what did you do automotive-wise that might be relative to the Forum today?


Not much automotive wise today, I received in and left feedback for the 2nd Doorman 800-401 which, with recent son in law, we'll be installing with a new radiator today, (Saturday), on my daughter's 96-z26.

Thanks again to Corvetteberretta for identifying the name of the part.



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Re: Space saver can openers obsolete

Postby Rettax3 » Sat Mar 07, 2015 4:36 pm

No one needs can-openers anymore anyway it seems -most (at least many) of the cans out there now have their own openers (pull rings, and scored lids for 'easy open') built in... Lazy. :P

Of course, I also remember when you needed a can-opener ("spout") for engine oil! :wink: There, now that is automotive-related... :P As well as old-person related. :D


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