DetailsThe Super Agata Bench Capper features a self-adjusting spring-mounted capping mechanism, making it much easier to adjust for different size bottles on the fly. 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.
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4.2 / 5.027 ReviewsGreat 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, 2013Great 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, 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, 2014Bottling 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, 2013capperMUCH better than the old wing type capper. This thing is built! I cut my capping time in half with this unit.April 7, 2013Works wellThis is my second bottle capper. My first was a wing type capper which I had issues when trying to cap champaign bottles because of the way it grips the bottle. The issue is that the Wong type capper only worked for certain types of champaign bottles with the appropriate neck diameter. This bench capper works extremely well and s easy to use. I no longer have to worry about the bottle type. I would definitely recommend this bench capper.April 19, 2013Works greatI just used this for the first time. I didn't break any bottles like the small black capper does. It made capping easy.June 18, 2013CAPPING MADE EASY !1500+ caps on 12 ozs. bottles and still going. A year ago I took the Agata apart for a cleaning and light spray with WD-40. I bolted the "SUPER AGATA" to the concrete floor of my beer brewing parlor.September 27, 2013
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Browse 3 questions Browse 3 questions and 4 answersDose 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.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.How well does this unit work if it isn't bolted down? I asked The Lovely Wife I could permanently attach it to the marble countertop, and she said no. Dammit.BEST ANSWER: The capper will work if not bolted down, although there is some improvement in ease-of-use if the capper is secured.