Item #: I95
Our Price: $69.99
In Stock, Will Ship On 06/27/2017.
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This unique design is like the steering rack of a car with rack and pinion steering. Turn the three handled capping lever and it turns against the gear slots cut out of the back of the capping shaft. Very simple, very sturdy, and the only bench capper available where you do not have to slide the capping head on a shaft to adjust. Caps bottles from 8" to 15" tall. Features a 26mm machined capping head (for standard beer bottles). Due to the different gear ratio, this capper requires more crimping force from the user than our Chrome and Steel Commercial Cappers. 25" tall. Made in Italy.


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(based on 14 reviews)

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by Matt
on 5/12/2017
from Brooklyn
Great Capper
Great, sturdy capper that every homebrewer should own. 
by Grant
on 5/11/2017
from Pauls Valley
Great Capper for the Money
As other reviews indicate, bottles do stick a bit...but that is worth it knowing I get a good seal. I keep a cotton swab next to it with keg lube on it and wipe the inside of the head every 12 bottles. Machined head performs well...Much better than the stamped head that was on the partially plastic "crapper" I had, which caused up to 20% loss of my previous bottling to fail. So far I have seen no need of mounting this on wood. The "chunky" descriptions you may read in reviews are accurate, but again, a non-issue. A little white lithium grease on those gears will prevent wear and quiet them somewhat.  When the cap crimps, it is a distinct, crisp crimp. When raising the head, a slight tilt and twist to the right is all it takes to free the bottle. Capper is heavily built. Need to lubricate head may diminish over break-in time.

William's Brewing Responds:  Greasing the head occasionally is recommended on all cappers. We find lithium based greases to be best, like the kind you use on your car. Just smear a little in the cap, and wipe the excess off with a paper towel.  As you said, the capping head will break in over time.
by Marci
on 4/25/2017
from Roswell
R&P Capper
Much better than wing capper, but be prepared to exert some force dislodging the bottles after they've been capped.

William's Brewing Responds: Grease the inside of the capping head with white lithium or molly based grease on occasion and wipe off the excess with a paper towel. This will make bottle removal much easier, and make the capping head last longer.
by Joe Verdine
on 1/30/2017
from Vermont
Darn near bulletproof
capper is rugged, all metal, no cheap plastic!! Does feel a touch chunky during press, but this is quickly forgotten. Easily adjusts from one height bottle to another, and easily releases bottle after capping while removing from capper. Recommend mounting to board, clamping or screwing to workspace, product is rugged, and a pleasure to bottle with. Doing business with Williams has been outstanding. :-)
by Ed Ciambrone
on 1/14/2017
from KS
Excellent capper!
This is an outstanding capper.  It has expanded the variety of the bottles that I can utilize.  And I like the fact that you can move to different height bottles without resetting the capper.  Since the action goes straight down, I actually used it without bolting to the top of my workbench.   
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3/26/2017 4:20:07 PM
Can this also be used for corking wine bottles?
No, the head is for crown caps only, and does not work with corks.
1/2/2017 10:34:27 AM
Where is this capper made
11/25/2016 1:43:02 AM
So I am assuming there is no 29mm interchangeable crowning head for this model. that really would be a great option!! I see there is a replacement same size head available though. Will the other bench capper's 29mm threadable head fit this crowner??
We do have a 29mm head for the rack and pinion capper. It is item I06 and the price is $9.99
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