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Feb 4, 2015
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[Canadian Tire] Mechanical Wine Opener $9.99

I've had one of these for years and it works amazing, never breaks a cork and takes literally seconds to open any bottle of wine. Picked up a couple of these as gifts.

https://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/mast ... 5882p.html

Overall a very good price, cheapest I have seen on Amazon is ~$20 and it costs more than this even on the direct from China sites (ie, eBay and Aliexpress).

For reviews:
https://www.amazon.ca/product-reviews/B07MS9P6MJ
(common complaint seems to be taking out the cork afterwards; it's actually super easy - if you redo the opening motion a second time the cork pops off effortlessly.. if you didn't know this I agree taking out the cork would be a pain)
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I've had one this style for a long time (15+ years).

Works amazingly well. Only downside is it doesn't fit in the drawer very well but functionally it's superior and, clearly, reliable as it's simple.
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Thanks OP, good gift ideas. Also got the Trudeau decanter on sale.
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I've had this for last 5 yrs.. and its one of the simplest openers I've seen. Works great.
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This has been at this price often.

Years ago I began to use an electric opening, and it's been great. It takes the cork out, then with press of button it also unscrews the cork -- this is the best part as with mechanical ones you'd need to twist/turn the cork yourself to get it out.
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Feb 26, 2014
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Thanks OP, my other opener just broke so this is perfect timing.
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Thanks! Ordered a couple!
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For anybody wondering on the history, this is the original Herbert Allen (also inventor of the ScrewPull corkscrew); Le Creuset bought his company in 1991.
https://kk.org/cooltools/worlds-easiest/

Rabbit was a popular copy of this type.
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What about all reviews that says it breaks easily?
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nerodark wrote: What about all reviews that says it breaks easily?
Had a similar one as a gift long long ago, not from CT.

It isn't exactly broken, but the pin holding the gear not held together. So when you pull the lever, the cork wouldn't come out.

In the end, I am still using my swiss army knife style cork opener.

I would say move on, don't waste your money.
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Design is great, we still have one of the originals, works great.
That being said..... the build quality of these is questionable, to be kind.

However, if it lasts for 100 bottles - it’s probably a good deal
The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten....
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Arrgh wrote: This has been at this price often.

Years ago I began to use an electric opening, and it's been great. It takes the cork out, then with press of button it also unscrews the cork -- this is the best part as with mechanical ones you'd need to twist/turn the cork yourself to get it out.
Nope, it's all done in one swift motion, no need to turn the cork. Electrical openers have nothing on this, unless you only have one finger.
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Arrgh wrote: This has been at this price often.

Years ago I began to use an electric opening, and it's been great. It takes the cork out, then with press of button it also unscrews the cork -- this is the best part as with mechanical ones you'd need to twist/turn the cork yourself to get it out.
With this style, you simply hold the handles closed, lift the lever up (like it's pushing the cork back down), and while still holding it closed, lower the lever again. Voila- cork is off the screw.
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Like tomtomtom, I had one of these, it broke. Ultimately i'm glad, with this kind of device you're taking away some of the experience, might as well just get a screw cap wine.
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Looks pretty nice from the video, heading down to see if I can pick one up now as they have stock at my local brick and mortar.

Dont know about others but a lot of wine we purchase these days have metal screw caps rather than cork.
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Canadian Tire at Warden & Eglinton have 8 more on the shelf, website says they have 35 units so perhaps the remainder are not on the floor.

Can confirm they have 8 units aisle 69....look on both sides of the aisle you will see them top shelf boxed up.
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Had one of these and it broke... just fair warning
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I bought a rabbit corkscrew like this but branded Kirkland from Costco many years ago for $10 on clearance, still working fine and really easy to use.

... or you can saber off the top in style using a butter knife or a spoon and save $10 Winking Face
https://winefolly.com/episode/how-to-saber-champagne/

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