The Super Agata Bench Capper features a self-adjusting spring-mounted capping mechanism. This makes it easier to adjust for different sized bottles. Simply raise the arm all the way up and you will be able to adjust the height of the capper to fit different size bottles. Works on standard American 26/27mm crown caps, features a magnetic capper head and self-stopping crimping bell. Can be upgraded to a 29/31mm crimping bell for champagne bottles or other European type bottles.
Posted by Unknown on 1st Nov 2013
I used a wing capper a few times, wound up with a bunch of screw cap bottles that the wing capper couldn't grab on to, would usually snap the top off the bottles or cap poorly. I brought a few bottles down to Bell's, we took this one off the shelf and capped them easily. It's not a super capper, works ok if you put a little vegie oil inside the bell before you start, it capped everyone of my screw cap bottles and did a great job on all of them. It is not a real sturdy unit, I was afraid I was going to fold it in half once or twice, but it worked pretty well. Yeah, cap one while another is filling, it worked well. Capped 7, 12 and 16 oz bottles.
Posted by Unknown on 23rd Jul 2013
There is some fragility in where the bell attaches,for a lack of better words, to the action. However, this type of capping system is necessary for EZ Cap bottles (flip top). I do not use it for 12 oz. or 22 oz. bottles.
Overall, it is a pretty good capper, but I do wish it was a little more solid.
Posted by Shane K on 17th May 2012
I'm surprised at the previous review. I've used this capper to bottle more than a dozen batches of beer and only occasionally have them not cap on the first try. Very easy one-handed operation. (I can cap a bottle while filling another.)
Very heavy duty. I don't see how the previous reviewer could have so many problems with it unless it's being used improperly. That being said, If you want industrial grade equipment, you need to buy industrial grade equipment from a supplier of brewery equipment not a homebrew shop.
Posted by Unknown on 30th Nov 2011
I have worked in a brewery for less than a year now and we have gone through NINE of these pieces of junk! FIVE of these things broke literally within the first case of bottles we attempted to cap. Our most recent one actually got stuck on the first bottle, snapped the shaft the bell attaches to and flew across the brewery in multiple pieces. How this company stays in business is beyond me. This design is a JOKE and I have no idea how this passed approval and quality control.