Originally Posted by Lost
Edit: I read over the other thread currently discussing this topic and someone pointed out that the metal part that forms the ring that grips the neck is reversible.. I'll be damned if he isn't correct. BTW mine is reddish orange just like the one in the pic posted in the other thread. However, the other side appears to be 29 mm.. larger than the 26 mm size that slips over the neck of my bottles... neat though. Now if I can just figure out how to change the plates around...
Of course he's correct - he's a damn sound bloke !
You can either use a pair of pliers to pull the plates out or use a flat headed screwdriver to push them out from the other side.
The trick with capping the bottles with the smaller lip is to exert pressure to force the wings of the capper into the bottleneck and then once it has grabbed it, force the wings down to push the cap on.
It took me a bit of practice but once I'd sussed it out the method seems to work quite well.