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    Default Floor corker strip/clean

    Managed to get an Italian floor corker from ebay. Fairly cheap too, But in dire need of a clean.

    It put corks in fine, but did leave a dirty mark down the sides of the cork.

    Reasonably easy to dismantle, There are 2 large springs inside, but nothing leapt out when the top cover was taken off. The brass jaws also have very sharp edges, lucky I was careful...

    Cleaned it all up using some solvent to remove all the grease and most of the staining, then a little wire wool to polish it all up. Then removed all traces of wool and solvent and blew the whole lot out with an airline.

    2 of the jaws have a spring behind them, the other 2 are bolted on with slight adjustment available. Once cleaned I set them up without the springs in, that's when the photo was taken, the springs went in after.
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    All back together in this pic, Tested too. Works nicely now without leaving any marks on the corks.

    Next step is to get some rubber where the wine bottle sits, to stop it moving around.


    Hope this might help anyone that ever feels the need to take the top off their own floor corker.

    Rich
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    Excelent mate you have the same Farrari that I have, this is one hell of a piece of kit. corking becomes a pleasure at this point.
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    I'll be happier when it has a round handle, just to make it nicer on the hand..

    It could do with a lick of paint too, and then the bottle hold up linkage cleaned/lubed.

    Some folk restore cars.. Thought I'd try a corker

    Got a 5 gallon WE Barolo kit to filter and bottle tomorrow, so it'll be this corkers first real job for me! (Another reason why I got this done today!)

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    Now you can claim to own a Farri

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    Quote Originally Posted by rjb222 View Post
    Now you can claim to own a Farri
    Exactly.... my claim to fame, I am the proud owner of a free standing Italian, Farrarri bottle corker and what a blessing it is too..Trust me you have to have used the others to understand.
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    Excellent Rich....cheers
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    I may attend to mine today, as Karl and I bottled some Montepulciano yesterday, and it was getting a bit "sticky"
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    Quote Originally Posted by lockwood1956 View Post
    I may attend to mine today, as Karl and I bottled some Montepulciano yesterday, and it was getting a bit "sticky"
    Update? Is it fixed?

    Mine is sticking a bit now on the bottle hold mechanism. Will see to that this week!


    Rich

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    I stripped and cleaned and re-assembled mine today ....its working juuuuuuuuuuuuuuuust fine
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