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Our Chrome Commercial Capper features a chromed solid upright shaft of steel and solid steel chrome base, and a heavy duty cast aluminum capping head. A bottle rest makes it quick to position a bottle for capping. Infinitely adjustable from as low as you want to go to 15" tall, this 21 pound machine is the ultimate manual bottle capper. Precisely made in Italy. Includes interchangeable 26mm and 29mm capping cups.
Even after reading the reviews, I was still surprised at what a beast this thing is. It is solid steel, fully adjustable for any size bottle, and heavy enough to use without bolting to a separate base. Capping is effortless,and with some care, this should last a lifetime. Don't waste your $$ on cheaper versions - they flex when used and don't compare in the least to this one. Thank you Williams Brewing!
I bought this after my Agata capper broke, due to it having plastic in key stress points. It was fine while it lasted, but it seemed inevitable that something would give way. I'm committed to bottling,as I just don't have the space for kegs, so I wanted all metal construction.
This capper is fantastic. The adjustment is easy to fit all sizes of bottles, and you can get the head close enough that you don't need to use a ton of force to get a good seal. It's heavy enough that you don't need to attach it to a counter or workbench.
I can't imagine I'll ever need to replace this, but I wouldn't hesitate to buy it again.
Couldn't be more pleased with this capper. It's built like a tank and is as smooth as silk. Caps are always secure. So easy to adjust. Will accommodate any size bottle. A must for those who want the best tools.
First impression is that it is very heavy, the scale said it is 31 lbs, not 21 as in the description but it still qualified for William's $6.99 flat rate shipping. Second impression is that it is a finely tuned beast. The adjustment for height couldn't be smoother or faster, a weak point in many other bench cappers. The magnetic head holds the cap in place and it is very easy to feel when proper contact is made to the bottle. It has a very delicate touch so you can be sure the cap is not askew. Finally, the seal is very firm and secure. Certainly the best capper money can buy. You deserve this capper!
It is top heavy when capping so securing it is a must, otherwise you need to hold the capper with one hand. I plan on screwing it to a board and then clamping that to my kitchen counter.
if you bottle most of your brew & bottle condition a significant percentage of it, and intend to do that for the long term, this capper is worth it. Heavy duty with almost zero defect rate. The weak point of most cappers, including 'premium' cappers, is the bell that forms the cap over the bottle. If the bell of this unit could be retro-fitted on a cheap capper, it would probably work just as good.