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Old 04-17-2009, 09:47 PM   #1
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Default What brand of bench capper is the best?

I am looking around for a bench capper, found a few on eBay, I have some money in my Paypal account and I want to use that so I am looking mainly on eBay.

Is this one decent?
Super Agata Bench Capper Free Shipping!!! - eBay (item 120384446513 end time Apr-27-09 14:32:50 PDT)

Thanks for the help.

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Old 04-17-2009, 09:53 PM   #2
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Yep, that's the one I got. No problems so far...much superior to the wing capper that comes with most starter kits.

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Old 04-17-2009, 09:56 PM   #3
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I personally love this one: Colonna Capper / Corker Free Shipping!!! - eBay (item 120384442644 end time Apr-27-09 14:25:06 PDT)

It both caps and corks which is a great feature if you make any wines.

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I started out with the Super Agata bench capper... I then got a wing capper as a backup, and haven't used the bench capper since, except on a couple of troublesome bottles.

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Old 04-18-2009, 04:37 AM   #5
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I personally love this one: Colonna Capper / Corker Free Shipping!!! - eBay (item 120384442644 end time Apr-27-09 14:25:06 PDT)

It both caps and corks which is a great feature if you make any wines.
+1 on the Colonna, it'll cork Belgians as well as cap American and European-size caps.
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Old 04-18-2009, 05:18 AM   #6
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I got this for $14 off of Ebay earlier this week.

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Will the super Agata work as-is or does it need to be bolted down to some kind of base for stability?

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Will the super Agata work as-is or does it need to be bolted down to some kind of base for stability?
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Thanks, ArcaneXor. My wing capper works but looks like the Agata would be easier and faster.

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I'm using Grandpa's old Prohibition-era bench capper, have the "Red Baron" wing capper that came with my kit as a backup. Both do fine, but the bench capper is a lot easier on my somewhat arthritic wrists than the wing capper. I'd be leery of how much plastic is in the structure of that Agata. Is the Colonna plastic? Ad doesn't say.

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