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    The first one was clever, the last two were unneccesary...

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    I’d say under engineered for the last two because they are too complex.

    The first one might be well engineered for a person that opens bottles all day long.

    IMHO, good engineering means simple & reliable while meeting the needs of the user.


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    The third one is just plain ludicrous.

    For opening jars, (as opposed to bottles) I've always used a very old design that works very well...
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    It's a nice simple, clean design and, being all metal, won't break easily. Fits any reasonably sized jar and even my wife can use it with arthritis weakened hands.
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    We use a board with a 90 V cut in the face. One side of the V has a hacksaw blade. The board is fixed to the underside of a cabinet. Lift a jar into the V and twist off the lid. Amazon sells them. Not as portable as handheld but both hands are free to hold the jar.

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    I made this one from a piece of scrap white oak and a piece of thin angle. I hook the curve around the cap and push down on the opposite end. It removes the cap without distorting it. I use the caps to make beer clocks.

    This one is spray painted with faux stone paint. I make a different style with red oak sprayed with polyurethane. I gave my daughter my last one of those, so I don't have one to present here.

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