Easy Way to Open a Split Key Ring (Tutorial)

by Rena Klingenberg.

Easy Way to Open a Split Key Ring - tutorial by Rena Klingenberg

Have you ever broken a fingernail or injured yourself trying to open a split key ring?

Easy Way to Open a Split Key Ring - tutorial by Rena Klingenberg

Some of them are so sturdy you can hardly slide a key onto them.

But here’s a simple everyday item that can easily open this type of key ring:

Staple Remover for Easy Way to Open a Split Key Ring - tutorial by Rena Klingenberg

All you need is a regular staple remover (available nearly anywhere you can buy office supplies).

Easy Way to Open a Split Key Ring - tutorial by Rena Klingenberg

Just sink its fangs between the main part of the key ring and one of the ends – and the end spreads open easily so you can slide your key (or a decorative dangle) onto the ring.

Easy Way to Open a Split Key Ring - tutorial by Rena Klingenberg

You can quickly and painlessly load several keys, using this nifty little tool to hold the key ring open!
Easy Way to Open a Split Key Ring - tutorial by Rena Klingenberg

It’s also handy for removing keys from the ring – like when you need to leave your car key with the mechanic.
Easy Way to Open a Split Key Ring - tutorial by Rena Klingenberg

And it’s a time saver (and finger saver) when you’re making loads of decorated key rings to sell! 🙂

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