Need to fix INART steel crown capper

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Need to fix INART steel crown capper

Post by MTW » Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:09 pm

I have a very nice INART, Italian twin handle capper, which knocks the socks off my spare black plastic one. It's gone down three generations so far and I would like to keep it going!

While I was bottling my last batch, I felt unusual resistance, stopped, and saw the lug ends of the metal legs (not the handles) were misaligned and displaced where they grip into the ring at the bottom. The main 'plunger' was also well off to one side. My dad (a retired production engineer; his dad a toolmaker) hasn't yet found a simple fix, though nothing appears to have snapped. Not easy to get everything back where it should be, apparently, and he's already replaced a couple of rivets in the process. I don't have it to post a pic at the moment, but I wonder if anyone has had a similar issue or knows them at all. Worth a shot!

(Here's a pic of one similar)
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Re: Need to fix INART steel crown capper

Post by aamcle » Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:18 pm

that looks as if it wants to grow up into a bench caper :)


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Re: Need to fix INART steel crown capper

Post by MTW » Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:58 pm

aamcle wrote:
Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:18 pm
that looks as if it wants to grow up into a bench caper :)


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Haha yes, with Christmas coming I did wonder. Lots of different height bottles though. Not sure how quickly the bench cappers can adjust going through a line. Open to recommendations!
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Re: Need to fix INART steel crown capper

Post by aamcle » Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:30 pm

I use the big green one Malt Miller used to sell it's self adjusting but most can change height but even so the best thing to do is arrange your bottles in groups by height to reduce the number of adjustment you need to make.

The bench capper beat the hand type hands down.


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