A good design and well-made for the price. I mounted it on a wall in our attached garage and it crushes cans with little effort. However, as designed, it only crushes them to about 1". I wanted the cans crushed a bit smaller than that. So, I made a 1/4" shim from a leftover roofing shingle and installed it to the base (with duct tape purchased at Wal Mart, of course). That raises the can a bit higher into the chute which means the ram will contact the can sooner and subsequently crush the can to a lower profile. With that minor modification I can now crush cans down to about 1/2". That means I get more of 'em into the 44 gallon contractors bag. Which, it turn, means more $$ in my pocket when I take 'em to the recycling center. And then I can go buy some more aluminum cans filled with various liquids that the family & I proceed to empty and crush. In fact, for us, this can crusher has become the key part of a karmic cycle of empty, crush, recycle, purchase... empty, crush, recycle, purchase... etc., etc., etc. You get the picture. Anyway, bottom line - a good product sold at a good price, plus it'll tone your forearms. Just remember to alternate 'em.
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