Swing-A-Way® Jar Opener (711BK)

Item no: 62766 | 068793007118
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  • With spring loaded power
  • Opens large food lids, twist off caps and nail polish
  • Adjusts to fit lids from 1/2" to 4-1/2" diameter
  • Durable steel construction
  • Plated finish
  • Black cushion grip trigger


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Swing-A-Way® Jar Opener (711BK)
 
4.6

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (12)
  • Lightweight (11)
  • Versatile (11)
  • Good grip (10)
  • Good power output (8)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • At home (14)
    • Gifts (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid do-it-yourselfer (5), Casual do-it-yourselfer (5)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (13)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    My Swing Away Jar opener

    I have been using this item in my kitchen for 26 years. The same one. I started using it on the baby food jars and have been using it on every type of jar...Read complete review

    I have been using this item in my kitchen for 26 years. The same one. I started using it on the baby food jars and have been using it on every type of jar that has had to be opened in my kitchen. By the way, this is the original item that I purchased 26 years ago. Just want to get a few more as gifts and another for me JUST INCASE this one should break.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Not as good as my old one!

    I ordered this because it was a similar design to the one I used for the last sixty years. The old one, a copper-washed, no-brander from the dime store, finally gave up the...Read complete review

    I ordered this because it was a similar design to the one I used for the last sixty years. The old one, a copper-washed, no-brander from the dime store, finally gave up the ghost. I suspect one of my menfolks used it for some improper prying! The new jar opener does not grip as well, possibly because it is half the width of my old one, and the comfort grip had to be trimmed to fit properly. I hope I can learn to use this better, 'cause the web didn't show me anything better!

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Still does the job,with some effort

    By Mrs Solari

    from Virgina Beach, VA.

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Difficult To Use
    • Flimsy

    Best Uses

    • At Home

    Comments about Swing-A-Way® Jar Opener (711BK):

    This product is poorly made and does not work like the 8-10 year old one that I have and still use. It will open jars but
    it does not keep a firm grip on jar lid easily. One has to use a lot more strength to keep swing away tightly on jar lid. this product was made lacking Quality, it is flimsy. with some effort it still opens jars and removes bottle caps. I would still recommend the swing away, but advise them of it flaws and it may not hold up like my old one.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
     
    5.0

    OUTSTANDING PRODUCT !!!

    By Maggie

    from NH

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Accurate
    • Durable
    • Easy To Take With You
    • Good Grip
    • Lightweight
    • Powerful
    • Versatile
    • Works On Everything

    Cons

    • No Cons at all

    Best Uses

    • At Home

    Comments about Swing-A-Way® Jar Opener (711BK):

    Both my hands are compromised - can't use my thumbs. Looked at jar openers recommended for those with arthritis, they seemed cumbersome plus most reviews were not great. This little gadget is the most remarkable. I bought it to open jars but it is so fantastic I use it for everything. Screw top on milk bottles, bottled water, nail polish, you name it. Opens everything so easily. Easy to take with you if travelling or going to a friends house. You're not dependent on others to help.
    This is a must for everyone with a hand issue or lack of strength. If you don't need it yourself buy it for someone who does. They will think of you and thank you every day!

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
     
    5.0

    I love it.

    By Rad

    from Edwards, Mo

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Accurate
    • Durable
    • Good Grip
    • Lightweight
    • Powerful
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • At Home

      Comments about Swing-A-Way® Jar Opener (711BK):

      I have had one just like it for 40 years and have been taking back and forth to our lake house because I love it so much. I thought "Why not see it they still make these". Wow was I surprised that they still do. Just a simple Google. I am very happy.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
       
      5.0

      Just what I was looking for !

      By XitLeft

      from Tracy, CA

      About Me Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Grip
      • Lightweight
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • At Home

        Comments about Swing-A-Way® Jar Opener (711BK):

        Glad I found one of these, I lost my other one in a move.

         
        5.0

        Great kitchen gadget

        By Caregiver in Phoenix

        from Phoenix, Arizona

        About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Good Grip
        • Lightweight
        • Powerful

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • At Home

          Comments about Swing-A-Way® Jar Opener (711BK):

          My 83 year old mother is frail and weak. She still likes her independence, but is unable to open any type of bottle. This tool has been invalueable to her. I had a hard time finding this particular gadget, but found it at Ace Hardware. We have tried many other 'bottle opener tools', but this is the only one that has saved the day for my Mother. Now she can get her own bottles open every time.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          "Great item for jar opener"

          By Virginia and Billy

          from Sumter County, Florida

          About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Good Grip
          • Lightweight
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • At Home
            • Gifts

            Comments about Swing-A-Way® Jar Opener (711BK):

            My husband and I got one of these about 4yrs. ago. We love it and being Seniors, it really comes in handy to open any type of jars or bottles. Lately, we brought 5 to give out as gifts to Seniors at our Senior Center, who couldn't open jars. I myself being 70, do not have the strength to open most jars and bottles. Great gift for parents for Christmas.
            Ace hardware was the only place in our county, who had them.
            Swing-A-Way Jar Opener

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
             
            5.0

            everyone needs this product

            By Dawn

            from villa park Il.

            About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy to use
            • Good Grip
            • Lightweight
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • At Home
              • Gifts

              Comments about Swing-A-Way® Jar Opener (711BK):

              adjusts easily to any size jar

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
               
              3.0

              Not as good as my old one!

              By Mary with arthritis

              from Phoenix, AZ

              About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

              Pros

              • Best I found

              Cons

              • Difficult To Use

              Best Uses

              • At Home

              Comments about Swing-A-Way® Jar Opener (711BK):

              I ordered this because it was a similar design to the one I used for the last sixty years. The old one, a copper-washed, no-brander from the dime store, finally gave up the ghost. I suspect one of my menfolks used it for some improper prying! The new jar opener does not grip as well, possibly because it is half the width of my old one, and the comfort grip had to be trimmed to fit properly. I hope I can learn to use this better, 'cause the web didn't show me anything better!

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
               
              5.0

              Best product every invented

              By ET

              from Fremont, CA

              About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

              Pros

              • Durable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • At Home
                • Gifts

                Comments about Swing-A-Way® Jar Opener (711BK):

                Best jar and bottle opener ever.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                My Swing Away Jar opener

                By spkmom

                from Long Island, NY

                About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Good Grip
                • Lightweight
                • Powerful
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • At Home

                  Comments about Swing-A-Way® Jar Opener (711BK):

                  I have been using this item in my kitchen for 26 years. The same one. I started using it on the baby food jars and have been using it on every type of jar that has had to be opened in my kitchen. By the way, this is the original item that I purchased 26 years ago. Just want to get a few more as gifts and another for me JUST INCASE this one should break.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  The best jar opener ever,

                  By Curt

                  from San Diego, Ca

                  About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Good Grip
                  • Lightweight
                  • Powerful
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • At Home
                    • Gifts

                    Comments about Swing-A-Way® Jar Opener (711BK):

                    We have had one of these jar openers for years and have watched for them in stores intending to use them as gifts. We have never found them. Thank God for the internet. I found these at ACE hardware, and will be blessing many of our friends and relatives with them now. This jar opener does just what it's name implies, it open jars with ease. Get one, you'll be glad you did.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                     
                    5.0

                    Wonderful for the hands

                    By Jerrie

                    from Garland, TX

                    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Good Grip
                    • Lightweight
                    • Powerful
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • At Home
                      • Contract Jobs
                      • Gifts
                      • In The Yard
                      • Minor Projects

                      Comments about Swing-A-Way® Jar Opener (711BK):

                      I received th Swing-A-Way jar opener as a gift and thought it would just be another item to throw in the drawer BUT this is the BEST jar opener I have EVER seen and easy to use. With this opener I can now enjoy a lot of items that I could not get open.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                       
                      5.0

                      Works well

                      By Bob

                      from Rhode Island

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Lightweight
                      • Powerful
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • At Home

                        Comments about Swing-A-Way® Jar Opener (711BK):

                        Easy to use and works very well.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Great iece of adaptive equipment

                        By Jennie

                        from Sioux Falls, SD

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Good Grip
                        • Lightweight
                        • Powerful
                        • Versatile

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • At Home

                          Comments about Swing-A-Way® Jar Opener (711BK):

                          I have had this piece of equipment for years. I have arthritis and lack strength in my fingers. I have opened pop bottles, milk jugs, food and other types of jars, with this device. This has been one of the most wonderful adaptive equipment I ever had, and I would recommend it for anyone.

                          I have not had much luck using it whit jars/bottles requires pushing down and turning at the same time (for example childproof medicine bottles,) but that just might be my lack of strength and coordination skills.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal

                          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          The Best

                          By Mark

                          from Westchester NY

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Good Value
                          • High Quality

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Swing-A-Way® Jar Opener (711BK):

                              I got this about 18 years ago. It is so easy to use just place on top of jar or bottle squeeze handle & twist off. If this does not open it nothing will without braking the jar. It looks a little basic but it WORKS. Another plus it takes up little space in the draw. I am so impressed with this I have given them to all my family. I wish swing-away made icecream scoops.

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