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Wide Variety Pail Openers

Why It’s Important to Chose the Right Pail Opener.

Opening a pail cover, with or without a fitting, is a fairly easy task.  However, closing them the proper way, especially when shipping a UN regulated product or an explosive or flammable product, needs special attention.

Non-Sparking Aluminum: When in Hazardous Areas, Including the Presence of Flammables

Aluminum is considered a non-ferrous metal and therefore has non-sparking properties.

Spark-Resistant Bronze: When in Non-Hazardous Areas

UN-Rated Pails Require Special Tools for Opening and Closing 

Most pail opening or closing tools will work for a non-UN pail cover or screw cap. However, opening and closing a UN Rated pail requires tools specifically designed for the job.

We carry it all, from simple one-pail-at-a-time hand tools to closing machines that will close pails as part of a production process.  Many are available in non-sparking or spark-resistant materials.

Opening a Non-UN or UN-Rated Pail

Any pail wrench will open your drum, but closing a UN-rated bucket requires a special tool. For that you need to use a torque wrench which meets the specific torque requirements specified in your drum’s closing instructions.

Looking for the best solution to open your steel pails, plastic pails, and buckets? These pail openers and other opening tools are exactly that. 

There are even convenient Rieke® Flexspout® removal tools.

 

  • 3 IN 1 PAIL OPENER

    3 IN 1 PAIL OPENER

    One tool takes care of all the plastic pail tasks! This handy 3 in 1 pail opener removes pail lids with the tightest of seals, ideal for use with UN rated pails. The cutting head slits slotted covers without damaging the cover gasket. Claw end removes...

    $57.45
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  • ALUMINUM PAIL OPENER

    Simply place plastic pails in a corner or against a wall and work around the rim in three positions, three, six, and nine o'clock, to remove the lid easily. Designed with pressure pad and large hook at working end of the tool helps prevent damage...

    $18.00
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  • BUCKET BUSTER PAIL OPENER

    BUCKET BUSTER PAIL OPENER

    Here is an opening tool that will save your pails. This unique positive spring action tool opens covers from the side of the pail. Lever action, bucket opener gets under the skirt of the cover and lifts it almost straight up, minimizing damage to...

    $34.90
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  • CAST ALUMINUM PAIL OPENER

    CAST ALUMINUM PAIL OPENER

    Durable cast aluminum pail opener grabs cover tightly for lifting. Integral finger grooves on the handle provide a non slip grip. Aluminum pail opener is 8 1/4 inches long. Convenience, durability, and economy all in one. Easily opens non UN plastic...

    $12.85
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  • GREIF LOK RIMâ„¢ DRUM TOOL

    Greif Lok-Rim™ drum tool is designed to open and close a fiber drum ring latch. The center portion of the tool acts as a lever to lift off the cover. It is zinc plated steel construction and approximately 6 1/2 inches long.  

    $11.25
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  • HIGH LEVERAGE PAIL OPENER

    This is the longest pail opener available, makes easy work of even the most stubborn pail covers. High leverage pail opener lifts the cover by pulling down over the center of the cover rather than from the edge, so all your effort goes into lifting...

    $16.00
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  • NON METALLIC PAIL OPENER

    This handy pocket size tool is great for areas where metal contamination might be a concern. Feather light tool slips into any pocket. If you ship your product in plastic pails, give your customers a break, this inexpensive tool is ideal as a...

    $5.75
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