First off, practically everything I needed to know I learned from this guy
. I only had to figure out my settings for repeatability.
I set the base plate here - 6 full slots up from the bottom. I marked it with tape to make it easier to put back after each bottle.
Put your cork in and press to one index finger width or so (~1/2", your finger may vary)
Pull the plate, push the cork and bottle through the funnel, attach wire hood, and voila!
No trouble getting the wires on properly and the cork sticking out is comparable to the real Belgians I had sitting around. LOVE that Colonna Capper/Corker!