Superior Stopper Kit
- 10 SS-9000 bottle stoppers FDA Food Compliant 304 18-8 grade Stainless Steel
- 5/16″ and 11/32″ stub drill bits
- 3/8″ bottoming tap
- Choice of stopper mandrels ( click here to see mandrel comparison chart)
- Choice of draw bars with #2MT-A or #2MT-B mandrels
- If you do not need a draw bar, I will include an extra stopper.
The best sealing stopper on the market; SS-9000 with 4 o-rings and not much taper allowing 2 o-rings to make contact with the inside of the bottle. See picture comparing tapered stopper with the 9000 stopper in the bottle. The 9000 fit a much larger selection of bottles: wine, whiskey, Balsamic vinegar, etc. These stoppers stand up so your artwork can be on display when it is not being used in a bottle. If it doesn’t stand, it will end up in the utensil drawer!
If you are not familiar with the mandrel choices, click here to see an in-depth comparison to help make your selection.
The bottoming tap cuts threads right to the bottom of the hole so you don’t experience the stopper not threading all the way in: always drill about 1/4″ deeper than you need.
Two stub drill bits: the 5/16″ works with native wood. The 11/32″ will make threading in acrylic, resin and tight-grain exotic wood easier. The stub bits don’t wander when they hit hard grain like the longer bits will.
The draw bar is a safety feature: it only works with the #2MT-A and #2MT-B Morse taper mandrels. Thread it in the back of the mandrel, insert it through the headstock spindle and tighten the fender washer up against the center of the hand wheel. (see pictures) This kit is a $106.45 value.
If you have any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 717-486-5232. I like to talk with my customers and I have 30 years experience turning and I can relate to every problem.