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Trick to Popping Vials

So is there a trick to popping open vials. I opened 3 in a row friday then today crushed one in my fingers, I got the second one.

I dont wanna be breaking these things trying to open them.

Amps?

Score the line with nail file. I’ve heard that helps

I think this just got axxed, but thanks.

[quote]BONEZ217 wrote:
Amps?

Score the line with nail file. I’ve heard that helps[/quote]

Yep I used a diamond nail file, but I just broke down and got an amp opener after I took a shard glass in my thumb… At least I didn’t lose any test:^)

Scoring them with a box cutter has always worked for me.

The second thing I used to do was wet some tissue with alcohol and formed a little pad around the top before I snapped it. The pad would help against crushing them and any glass that popped loose would get caught by the damp tissue.

[quote]Hagar wrote:
BONEZ217 wrote:
Amps?

Score the line with nail file. I’ve heard that helps

Yep I used a diamond nail file, but I just broke down and got an amp opener after I took a shard glass in my thumb… At least I didn’t lose any test:^)[/quote]

Same here. $6 that was well spent.

Use a pen cap(BIC pen)

I always use a alcohol pad