How to Cut Tin Cans


There are a variety of different food products that come in tin cans, such as vegetables, soup and tuna fish. These cans can later be used to help store items and can even be used for an assortment of arts and crafts projects. However, if you are looking to create something with the tin cans you are most likely going to need to cut the cans down to a different shape or form.

Things You'll Need

  • Tin snips
  • Can opener
  • Work gloves
  • Sandpaper
  • Open up the can with a can opener and remove all the material inside.

  • Wash out the tin can. Soak the can in warm water and the label can be removed much easier.

  • Use the can opener on the bottom of the can. This area is slightly thicker than the top, but it is still possible to remove it. It is best to wear work gloves to protect your hands from possible jagged edges on the can.

  • Cut down the side of the can with tin snips. These are extremely sharp and powerful scissors used to cut thinner metal.

  • Sand down the edges of the can with sandpaper. This can remove any small jagged areas of the can and help keep your skin free of cuts.

Related Searches


Promoted By Zergnet


You May Also Like

  • How to Cut With Tin Snips

    Sheet metal workers make it look so easy. They cut large sheets of metal, bending and forming ducts with ease, but when...

  • How to Make Tin Can Jewelry

    Functional art and recycled art are popular styles of creation, and making jewelry from a tin can is an example of these...

  • How to Cut Metal With a Bandsaw

    Only knowledgeable craftspeople should cut metal with a bandsaw, an often-tricky task. Because you put yourself into more potential danger when cutting...

  • How to Make Whirligigs From Coke Cans

    A whirligig is a device with several fanning blades which can be placed in a wind current in order to create a...

  • How to Cut Aluminum Cans

    According to the Can Manufacturers Institute, Americans drink 380 cans' worth of beverages each year. While aluminum cans are now one of...

  • How to Cut Tin Sheets

    Light-gauged tin sheets are thinner than standard sheet metal and are used in a broad range of construction and craft projects. When...

  • How to Weld Tin Cans

    Welding a tin can is not possible, but brazing it together will work. A tin can is either made from aluminum or...

  • Best Way to Cut Tin Roofing

    Tin roofing is lighter in weight and easier to cut than steel roofing materials. Care should be taken when installing this material...

Related Searches

Check It Out

DIY Wood Transfer Christmas Ornaments

Is DIY in your DNA? Become part of our maker community.
Submit Your Work!