Works well once I got the hang of using it. I can take the lid off of the pail while it is on the counter now. Without this tool, I had to put the pail on the floor and pry the lid off with my fingers while holding the bottom of the pail with my feet. It also helps to pry the plastic lids off of the Muntons and Coopers hopped malt extract cans.
After struggling - and needing help- to remove tight fitting lids, I tried this. Well worth the cost. Works great. Just enough added leverage to easily open the pail.