Item #: I95
Our Price: $69.99
In Stock, Will Ship On 03/18/2018.
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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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by B Funk
on 1/2/2018
from earth
I always hated the wing cappers, they always felt like they were one bottle away from breaking. Mine creaked and cracked and just never seemed right. I bought this bench capper and would highly recommend it. Very sturdy and well made. If you do a lot of bottling throw away those wing cappers and get one of these
by Jerry
on 8/30/2017
from Massachusetts
My last capper
I've owned several cappers over the years - from the wing style to bench models. This is by far the best. As others have stated, the bottles tend to get stuck, but after lubrication and use it eventually stops. This is well made with only a little plastic where it doesn't matter, and it looks nice too. You won't be disappointed with this model.
by Luis Martinez
on 8/2/2017
from Laredo
Great capper!!
It's an nice bottle capper, I recommed it. Excellent price and quality.
by Pete
on 8/1/2017
from North Carolina
Good capper
After using a wing-style capper for several batches of home brew it dawned on me that it would be a good idea to have a backup.
Reviews (here and elsewhere) lamented various plastic parts of other bench style cappers. The Rack & Pinion capper has metal at all stress and contact points, and it seemed like a good compromise between the cost of the commercial cappers offered by Williams and the Ferrari style bench cappers.
As others mentioned it does have a bit of a  "chunky" feel during operation, but I expect it will likely smooth out as the parts mate to each other.
For me, the unit is well-balanced without needing a wood base. I did put a silicone mat under the deck to keep it from sliding around or marring the counter top.
It's worked flawlessly without a hiccup on 50+ bottles so far and is now my primary capper. The old wing-style is in reserve for emergencies, or as a gift.
Very pleased with the quality of the Rack & Pinion capper, and with Williams customer service.
by Matt
on 5/12/2017
from Brooklyn
Great Capper
Great, sturdy capper that every homebrewer should own. 
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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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