Q: I'm using the colt Bench capper for the first time. When I crimp the caps the bottle gets stuck in the crimper. It won't release until I raise the handle all the way up and pull the bottle out. Is this normal?
A: The crimping cup has a magnet under the cup that will raise and release when the handle is lifted all the way
Q: Hi, I wonder whether you guys ship to Malaysia? If yes, how much will be the shipping fee be ? Thank you
A: we do ship internationally. You can get a quote for this through the site, prior to committing the order.
With items in your cart, click through to the last checkout page. In the right column, scan down and choose the appropriate, city/state/province/country etc...Refresh the shipping rates and you will have quotes from both UPS and USPS.
Q: Is there a proper home capper for twist top bottles available? Please provide a thorough explination with suggestions etc.
A: there is not currently a home use capper for screw top bottles we have access to at this time, or know of on the market
Q: If I am trying to seal twist off bottles to contain carbonation will this work? If not what tool do I need?
A: unfortunately for home consumers reusing screw top bottles is not a viable option as they need to be machine sealed. The cappers we sell would to provide a tight seal on screw top bottles
Q: Can this tool use for pressing 10ml roll-on bottle roller ball ?
A: this can only be used for applying 26.5mm crown caps
Q: What are the appropriate caps to order? I tried using the ones included in the kits. They worked fine with the cheap plastic butterfly crimper I have but don't seem large enough for this tool.
A: the capper would work with 26.5mm caps
Q: Just started using this capper. I can’t seem to fine tune it to snugly crimp the caps onto the bottles. Using the slide adjustment I’m able to get the cap pressed on and partially crimped, but can push the cap off with my thumbs. Any further slide adjustment down prevents the bottle from fitting under the capper. Adjustment up results in the capper not making full contact with the bottles. Im using standard size 12oz bottles and 22oz bombers, with similar issues with both. Any suggestions? Can the crimping cap be adjusted independent of the slide adjustment?
A: The Crimping cup does need to make a good closure on the cap, and will need a bit of force to do so. The setting with the closure of the caps where you can pop them off is likely close, but just needs a bit more of a drop so that the crimping cup can form an even closure around the top of the bottle
Q: Is the handle supposed to bottom out to get the cap to seal? I feel that I'm going to break the bottle trying to get the cap on.
A: the handle will need to be firmly pressed down, but if it is not crimping and quite a bit of force is needed, the level assembly will likely need raised a bit higher on the slide before attempting another cap
Q: Do you need to pull the handle all the way down until it makes a loud sound? I felt like I was going to break the bottles if I did that. However, I found some loose caps in the first batch that may have been from not fully depressing.
A: The capper would not require a clicking or noise to show the bottle has been capped. If using screw top bottles with crown caps this issue can arise but otherwise raising the capping bell slightly should resolve the issue
Q: I have the Super Agata Bench Capper and it does not securely lock into place at the optimum height for standard bottles. (Almost like something wore out causing this after the first few cases.) Caps also want to stick in the holder after capping - a real inconvenience. Colt construction looks very similar - how does it compare? Are these problems reported with Colt?
A: The colt has a pistol grip locking mechanism that should function a bit better than the tab lock used on the Agata. The drimping cup is a similar but different design that has not had reported issues with the cap sticking after compression
Q: In order to sufficiently cap my bottles I need to unscrew the cap within one thread.this doesn't seem right?
A: If referring to the crowning cup on the capper, the crowning cup should be snugged into the housing that compresses it onto the bottles. The capper can be adjusted up or down to raise or lower the crimping cup to that is will alow the caps to snug onto the bottles. IF this is not the case, phots of the issue your running into can be sent to [email protected] to follow up and further trouble shoot
Q: Can you replace the crimping cup if needed?
A: The cripming cup on this capper cannot be removed or replaced
Q: The screws holding the handle have broken. How do I replace them?
A: any scre and bolt that the hed will fit the opening on the handle to hodl the two plastic parts aroudn the metal hadle should work, the Scres appear to be 1/8" thickness and abotu 1/2" in length
Q: Is it good for wine cork too?
A: This product is intended for use with crown bottle caps and would not work with corks
Q: When will this capper be available again?
A: These are out of stock at the vendor level, and should be available again by early march of 2017
Q: Does this capper need to be mounted or can i use it free standing on a counter top?
A: You can use it free-standing, although mounting definitely adds more stability.
Q: Can I use your capper to cap a universal metal crown on to a 26 MM twist off glass beer bottle ?
A: We do not recommend capping twist off bottles. The threading on twist off bottles can contribute to a weak seal when capped without the proper machine.