DetailsThe Super Agata is the only capper you'll ever need! Not only does it adjust to any sized beer bottle, it adjusts to Belgians and sparkling wine bottles too. Simply swap out the bell and cap oversized European bottles with ease.
The sleek design gives you the exact amount of leverage to cap bottles on the first pull and every time. You can adjust the height in between bottles in less than a second. Bottling day doesn't have to be a chore when you've got the Super Agata on your side--ask anyone who's used one and you'll see why it's our #1 selling capper.
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4.3 / 5.030 ReviewsGreat upgrade from the wing-capperIf you're committed to bottling, then you can't do any better than the Agata. It's easily adjustable to fit any size bottle and makes capping a much easier process: One hand to steady the bottle... one hand to pull the lever. You'll get a perfect cap every time; no more two-handed fumbles or crooked caps to re-do. _x000D__x000D_While it's called a "bench" capper, I simply mounted mine to a 2-foot by 2-foot piece of plywood. This allows me cap wherever I want... kitchen, garage, floor, table... doesn't matter and is just as stable (because of the wide plywood base) as had I screwed it to a workbench. _x000D__x000D_PROTIP: Find a really thin piece of wood (I use about two or three inches of a yardstick) and keep this with the capper. If you're like me and use empty commercial bottles, there are some odd sizes that end up in-between the available height settings of the capper. Simply place your thin piece of wood under your bottle to give it an extra quarter-inch of height or so. I've found that's enough with those occasional odd bottles to ensure a perfect seal.September 24, 2013Save Your CashThis capper began falling apart the first time I used it. Magnet fell out, plastic parts began stressing, and springs froze. Poor construction and function. I'll be sticking with the butterfly style cappers.March 18, 2013Not bad for the moneyThis capper is definately a step up from the wing type cappers. I cut my capping time in half for a 5 gallon batch of beer. I didn't have much trouble with different style bottles and different sizes. I am going to bolt it to a board however since just using it on the countertop is a little bit unstable and requires two hands to make me feel like it won't slip when capping. I am a little concerned that it is mostly plastic and light metal. The plastic bends during use and I'm not too sure how it will hold up over time. I would say that approximately 95% of my caps were tight and only a few did I need to recap and I'm not so sure that wasn't the fault of the bottle cap. Overall, I'm pretty happy with it._x000D_June 13, 2013Wow... This sucks...So let me just say the first three 5 gal batches I bottled with this were a dream. The wing capper that came with my kit didn't crimp the caps all the way so they didn't look right and barring any huge mistakes on my first batch (not impossible for sure) it showed through some weak carbonation. $50 bucks definitely didn't seem bad for the convenience and security. 3 batches bottled without a hitch and I was quite happy. Perfectly crimped. _x000D__x000D_ A few weeks ago I bottled my Hef and some of the caps seemed to be going on crooked. I blamed the new caps (just a different color of the same brand I always use) thinking that their machinery was screwing up. I even redid 20 or so bottles to get a better crimp. I've dumped 4 bottles now (one out of every 3 were flat and SOUR) but the rest are fine (so far). I just finished bottling my latest batch and I'm ready to toss this thing. I counted FIFTY crooked crimps (I basically had to recrimp every bottle once. Reused bottles from successful batches, leftoverextra caps that worked well on a successful batch. Nothing to blame but the capper. It took me an HOUR and a half to bottle this batch between all of the tightening screws (one FELL OUT in the middle of capping), removing the magnet (which used to dig into the top of the cap, which DOES NOT cause any problems with the beer. It just looks bad), I even swapped out the bell from my gimpy wing capper which oddly helped and I was finally able to finish. In the mist of this carnage the spoke that locks the assembly in place when capping started to seize up. _x000D__x000D_ Some of the reviews say "it feels cheaply made"; there's a good reason for that: IT IS cheaply made. It bends under the stress of crimping a cap which is apparently enough to permanently damage the whole unit. I'd sooner pay $200 for a capper that didn't warp and bend under normal use. So I'm sweaty and sore after capping 50 some-odd bottles. Fortunately my kids weren't in the house to hear the torrent of profanity that just happened. Homebrewing certainly wasn't a relaxing hobby today. DEFINITELY in the market for a new DIFFERENT capper.September 12, 2015Great all purpose capper!I was using the Red Baron wing capper,but the bell streched out a bit,& wouldn't seal the bottles real well. This was with a couple years of serious use though._x000D_The Super Agata bench capper has worked out great! Easily adjusts to different height bottles,so no more weeding out those the wing capper got stuck on. I think it's easier to use as well. It seals the bottles very well,& seems to adjust how it crimps to the shape of the lip & collar on the bottle._x000D_I def won't do without it!May 30, 2013Very HelpfulWay better than a wing capper that comes with a kit. One thing to keep in mind is that it is truly meant to be a BENCH capper, meaning screwed down to a fixed surface. If it isn't, the metal bottom is somewhat rough and will scratch up your countertops. I put mine on a towel to avoid ruining my kitchen countertops.September 2, 2013One of the best upgrades I have doneThe Super Agata is one of the best upgrades I have done for brewing. Originally, I used the Black Beauty hand capper that came with the original brewing kit that I pick up a while back. The Black Beauty was very tricky, and I have to say that I felt winced ever time I capped a beer. That hand capper just felt a bit loose and the whole thing distorted as the arms would go over center and crimp the cap. You really have to pay special attention to keep both levers/handles timed with each other, or you will be sorry. I broke at least 6 Fat Tire bottles on my last batch before I just decided enough was enough. The bench capper is completely different and a joy to use. It really changed everything about capping. It's super easy and consistent. Also, the bench capper just presses the cap down against the height of the bottle. You would really have to do something really odd to crush or break a bottle with this design. The hand cappers clamp the neck, and the necks on some bottles are not perfectly round._x000D__x000D_If hand capping is give you fits, I thoroughly recommend this one.May 15, 2014I would not recommend itIn principle a nice device as it allows you to put a lid on your bottles with one hand. However, the quality of this device is quite poor. The screws started falling out after the first brief use, multiple parts are made from plastic and bend during use, some plastic parts fell off immediately. It still works after bottling about 50 flasks, but I have my doubts it will last very long.January 25, 2013Bottling just got a whole lot fasterThe Super Agata bench capper is a worthwhile upgrade from a standard bench capper, and once you use it, you'll wonder why you stuck with your handheld capper for so long. Pull the lever backward to quickly set the bottle height, then go to town. You can cap bottles in seconds. Can adjust to cap champagne splits, 22 oz. bottles, and all sizes in between. Swap the included 26mm capping bell for a 29mm bell, and you can cap 750 ml champagne bottles. A must-have item to speed up Bottling Day.February 26, 2013Mush better than winged capperI have a bench top and I have tried my friends Super Agata a few times. I'm not convinced I would suggest to spend the few extra bucks for the Super Agata over the other bench capper. The "on-the-fly" adjustments might be worth it if you get really good at it, but really it doesn't save that much time over the other one. But it is much better than a winged-capper, hands down.April 5, 2013
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Browse 3 questions Browse 3 questions and 3 answersWhere can we get the replacement plastic stop at?BEST ANSWER: My plastic stop gave out after a couple of bottles, not a very good design. I stuck a pencil in its place to finish bottling, then actually welded a metal stop that fit into the notches for future capping. It seems to be serving its purpose.Is the capping bell interchangeable and if so do you carry 29mm cappers? I am making sparkling wine a la methode traditionelle and have to use real corks to handle the pressures these are reaching. No twin arm capper reliably crimps the 29mm caps I have even those with bidules. Plastic corks have proven a leak here and there too. If not this the strongest of cappers on offer what might you recommend? Ever grateful,BEST ANSWER: Yes, the bell can be removed and switched out for a different bell. However, we do not carry alternatives.Dose it do American style twist off 12 Oz bottles and what caps do I need to purchaseBEST ANSWER: This capper will only work for pry-top bottles and caps.