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How many of you could locate the straw for your WD-40 can right now? I can’t either, even when the can has a little horizontal holder for the straw on the cap. But with the WD-40 Smart Straw, you’ll always know where that straw is — it’s permanently attached to the front of the nozzle.

To shoot a stream, just leave the straw up. To shoot a wide spray pattern, flip it down. When down, the straw stays nice and snug against the front of the can, allowing you to stow your WD40 can wherever you want.

But its handiness comes with a price: you can buy the traditional 13.2 oz can of everybody’s favorite lubricant, cleaner, and protectant for $3, but the 12 oz Smart Straw can sells for around $3.80. A little more money, a little less WD40, a lot less trouble — it’s well worth the price, if you ask me.

WD-40 Smart Straw Can [WD-40]
Street Pricing [Google Products]
Via Amazon [What’s this?]

 

7 Responses to Never Lose That Darn WD-40 Straw Again

  1. Bugler says:

    I’m partial to the gallon-size, personally. I’m still using one I bought about three years ago for $10. It’s probably a lot more expensive now, but still cheaper than the spray cans.

  2. Ashok Khosla says:

    A few years ago someone started a biz selling those straws. WD-40 sales went down. Their solution – they kept changing the diameters of those straws, so that the original biz went out of biz…Someone obviously got smart, and finally offered it as an option.

  3. Mr P says:

    The spray action with out the straw stops working after a wail.

  4. Zathrus says:

    Sorry Ashok, but I seriously doubt that. Not only is there no such reference on the web, but the straw from a can my father bought some 15-20 years ago fits the can I bought 2-3 years ago.

    Honestly, I just don’t use that much WD-40 though — I’m more likely to use something silicone-based for a general lubricant, and penetrating oil for rusted bits.

  5. Mr P says:

    i use Tri-flow the other lubricants get sticky latter on so if you use it in a lock the pins stick when it drys

  6. Brau says:

    I really like this idea because I use WD-40 on my hedge shears (doesn’t hurt the shrubs) and constantly drop the damn red rod in the grass. 3 cans, 1 rod left!

    As lubricant or as a protectant I find most other products are better, but as a penetrator for rusty bolts I still like WD-40 best.

  7. mike says:

    wd40 is a lousy penetrant. pblaster is good and sillikroil is even better.

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