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A bench capper that adjusts automatically for differing height bottles - just raise the handle upright to release the capping head and slide it up or down the shaft (the shaft is spring-loaded for easy upward adjustment). When the head is on top of a bottle, move the handle forward to lock the capping head in place on the shaft before capping. Made by Ferrari of Italy.
Unlike traditional bench cappers, there is no need to constantly unscrew and tighten a shaft adjusting nut to accommodate different-height bottles - just raise the handle and slide the head on top of the next bottle. This 19” tall steel and plastic capper will cap bottles ranging from 4” to 12” tall,
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Works well. Have used about 2 years, 30+ batches. Auto adjust does not move smoothly now, it sticks a little. May need to be lubricated or adjusted. Shouldn't be difficult, four screw/bolts hold the housing together. I also have the 29/31 mm crimper cap. Bottles tend to get stuck using this adapter and they need to be "wiggled" to get them out of the capper.
It's good to see Williams no longer offers the COLT BENCH Capper. I was given one as a gift and the caps get stuck in the crimping cup. It was impossible to remove without breaking the bottle. Williams was very responsive when I called and complained, great company to deal with glad they no longer offer the poor quality merchandise.
This does have plastic parts so just treat it as such, but this is so much better than the 2-handle cappers.
I bought this on Feb 5, 2013 and used it once. The plastic bends and warps as I attempted to bottle. This will be going in the trash
William's Brewing Responds: Please contact us as we have a 1 year warranty and 60 day return policy for a full refund.
This bench capper is made cheap, but the price reflects it. It makes bottling soo much easier than with the double lever cappers that come with most starter kits. If you're looking for an easier day of bottling, this will definitely help. It's not the top of the line, but it doesn't cost much either and it will be a huge improvement over the standard double lever capper.