Edlund has multiple manual can openers that all vary slightly, however, when it comes to repairs, DIY is fairly similar between all of them. There are approximately 15 parts for each can opener, but the most requested parts are the knife and gear – each of which takes less than a minute to replace, and cost much less than buying a new can opener.
To Replace the Knife
Raise the handle of the can opener, remove the grenade pin (in model #S-11) and remove the knife holder. Unscrew the thumb screw, and you’ll disengage the knife. If you haven’t already done so, turn the knife over to use the other edge (the knife has two blade edges to use), or if both sides are worn, it’s time to replace the knife.
To Replace the Gear
Place can opener in its base, and turn the handle counter clockwise to remove handle (for some models, you may have to use a screwdriver to stop the gear from turning, as you turn the handle counter clockwise). When you can lift the handle off of the can opener, you have officially disengaged the gear. Take out the gear, and replace with a new gear. You’ll know which way to put the gear back in, because Edlund writes “Up” on one side of the gear.
For a full list of Edlund can opener parts, visit our site to see breakdowns, diagrams, and parts for your exact can opener.