The PAL-5UN is designed to be used with UN Rated plastic and steel pails. This Heavy Duty opener opens and reseals for intermittent use. It can also be used for non-UN rated pails. There is a handy cutter built in to cut through slits found on some plastic pails, and the angled hook or side tong is great for prying off plastic lids, depending on the type of lid you are working with.
A "Jack-Of-All-Trades" tool
Plastic handle grip increases leverage and is easy on the hands