For those who like waiter-style corkscrews but want something dressier than a bargain-basement tool, the True Fabrications Wood Professional Corkscrew is worth a look. Users like its wood handle, and it earns high marks for performance and construction. Very few owners post complaints. It may cost almost twice as much as our top-rated Pulltap Corkscrew 5100 (Est. $7) , but reviewers agree it's still quite a deal.
Excellent for heavy use. The True Fabrications corkscrew gets high scores for performance from users, and it's a particular favorite among those in the service industry who open bottles publicly. One reviewer who opens 10 to 12 bottles a day on the job calls it "a reliable tool;" another who opens up to 20 daily says the corkscrew can "keep up with the high demand." Its appearance also draws compliments; owners say it's "rustic" and the wood handle is "a nice touch." Only a very few report problems getting the corkscrew to work.
Comfortable to grasp, easy to handle. Both casual wine drinkers and those who open bottles for a living praise the True Fabrications Wood Professional Corkscrew's simple operation. One owner says it requires very little pressure to insert the screw into the cork, and others note that even tight-fitting corks are easy to extract. A few call the opener lightweight and comfortable in the hand. On the downside, one reviewer says the foil cutter -- which is flat on one side and serrated on the other -- is awkward for lefties, and a handful say the corkscrew takes a little practice to use properly.
More than 100 users post feedback on the True Fabrications corkscrew at Amazon.com, giving it an average rating of 4.7 stars out of 5. Most say the corkscrew works well, and has a nice wood handle and durable construction. Very few reviewers find it hard to use.
Review: True Fabrications Wood Professional Corkscrew, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of August 2013
The True Fabrications corkscrew is among the multiple reviews posted by this user at video-sharing website Dailymotion.com. However, it consists largely of lists of product features and customer comments from Amazon.com, and reads more like an ad than a genuine review.
Review: True Fabrications Wood Professional Corkscrew Review, "JeffRose558", Not dated