Italian floor corker

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  1. Aug 30, 2019 #1

    Rocky

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    I have an Italian floor corker and have used it for about 10 years. I notice now that the 'push pin' is getting out of alignment with the center of the iris and the operating arm is a little 'wonky.' I don't see any adjustment that would help and everything seem to be tight enough. I am considering adding some homemade bushings.

    Has anyone else had this issue? Does anyone have any suggestions? The corker is still quite usable but it requires a little extra effort to insert the corks. I have no complaints with the unit as it has bottled 1000's of bottles of wine over the time I have had it. May be time for a new one.

    Thank you.
     
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    NorCal, I want to thank you again for the tip on fixing my corker. I got the bearings today, some hardened bolts from Home Depot and installed the bearings. The corker works better than new. I have attached some pictures showing the mounting and where the push rod centers on the closed iris. As we say here in Ohio, "slicker than snot!"

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    I just bought an Italian floor corker that has a flat metal seat for the bottle. My Portuguese corker has a plastic seat that centers the bottle on the seat. When I go online I see some come with a red seat with a raised center but I can't seem to find a source. Anyone ever had to buy one?
     
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    Nice!
     
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    I've looked for several years for the plastic tray under the bottle for an Italian cooker. Haven't found one yet.

    Post where if you find one!
     
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