Floor Corker - Parts?

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SSNJOHN

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Recently purchased quite a bit of used equipment. In the batch was a floor corker. Green, says Portugal, but instructions on it are in French.

Drove a few corks in some spare bottles, filled with water with some old corks. Looked good, didn't leak. All good.

Last week, decided to bottle and had a few older synthetic corks I thought I would use up. New ones I bought were cork 1+1.

See pictures of synthetics with slice down length. Not sure if there are replacement parts, but one of the four blocks has a raised edge damaging the cork. No way to adjust that I can see with partial disassembly. No apparent problem on the cork material as I assume it is more flexible.

Any thoughts / recommendations other than buy a new?

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SSNJOHN

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Recently purchased quite a bit of used equipment. In the batch was a floor corker. Green, says Portugal, but instructions on it are in French.

Drove a few corks in some spare bottles, filled with water with some old corks. Looked good, didn't leak. All good.

Last week, decided to bottle and had a few older synthetic corks I thought I would use up. New ones I bought were cork 1+1.

See pictures of synthetics with slice down length. Not sure if there are replacement parts, but one of the four blocks has a raised edge damaging the cork. No way to adjust that I can see with partial disassembly. No apparent problem on the cork material as I assume it is more flexible.

Any thoughts / recommendations other than buy a new?

Thanks,

SSNJOHN
Do your jaws look like these? http://www.homebrewing.org/Replacement-Jaws-for-Portuguese-Floor-Corker_p_3709.html?utm_source=google&utm_medium=shopping&gclid=CMbB0pSMyNICFQwVgQodE0UBxQ If so, you could replace them....
 

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I have replaced my jaws - but I always push down th cork an additional 1/4'' and add wax to completely seal the bottle from any oxygen.

I just opened up recently a 2008 apple wine - it was great !!
 

SSNJOHN

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Thanks for the comments/responses. I will look at filing down the raised part doing the cutting. Initial glance looks like getting the blocks back in place may be challenging given the tension on the springs.
 
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