• Brothers of Briar is a vibrant community of pipe and tobacco enthusists. Our very active members use this community to swap technical knowledge, engage in chit-chat, plan meetups and engage in classifieds.

    Access to Brothers of Briar is subscription based. Subscriptions are only $19.99/year or $4.99/month to gain access to this great community and unmatched library of knowledge and friendship.

    Click Here to Become a Subscribing Member and Access Brother of Briar in Full!

jar openers

Brothers of Briar

Help Support Brothers of Briar:

Zeno Marx

Well-known member
Jun 26, 2010
Reaction score
This is one of the advantages of using a two-piece lid. I don't. I re-use peanut butter jars. When I jar up bulk or tinned tobacco, I have a little cup of distilled water in which to dip my finger and run around the rubber seal for lubrication when tightening down the lid. Generally works great, but on occasion, I'm not strong enough (anymore) to break the seal when trying to access the tobacco however many months later. I have a big piece of sticky rubber that I use as a lid grip, but sometimes, that is not adequate. Tapping the lid against the counter also doesn't help break the seal sometimes. I need a jar opener that has a handle to act as a lever, and I don't really want one with metal teeth as the grabbers. So, I'm hoping to find one with a handle and with a rubber/silicone ring as the gripper against the lids. I've done searches and found a couple of interesting examples. I'm coming to the group to see if anyone has first-hand experience with such a jar opener and whether they would recommend the one they use. I'm tempted to get out an old oil filter wrench and try that, but I'm not quite ready for that, and to be honest, the one I have never worked that great on oil filters anyway.

If you got a picture, and even better a link, I'd much appreciate it. Maybe should have been in the tobacco section, but I sometimes get the feeling not everyone goes there.