Can Ram Automatic Feed Can Crusher
Can Crusher is junk
I used this for a couple months, I got rid of the top feeder basket day one, because you have to hold can in place and line up or can falls out. After a couple months and less than 100 cans crushed the plastic broke that holds the pin between the can holder and crusher handle. This is a waste of money and your time.
December 8, 2013
Mediocre at best
Overall i think the concept is great, but the materials need improvement. The plastic cage that forms the hopper is fragile, subject to break, and flexes when in use. The user has to guide the cans with one hand, while operating the handle with the other so cans don't get jumbled up. Many times a can will shoot out of the bottom during the crushing process, when it isn't totally crushed. To prevent this from happening, the user must guide the ram square with the can during the crushing process. Also,won't accept tall cans. Make the hopper out of aluminum, or a stiffer plastic, and provide a guide for the ram so it will square up on a can. It has a tendency to catch the cans above it during the crushing process, thus jumbling up the cans in the hopper.
October 22, 2013
bends and breaks in all the wrong places places
We bought the Can Ram Automatic Feed Can Crusher at northerntool and I have to admit, for the first time I am very disappointed in an item I bought there
The sides are only snapped together and come apart all the time, so I tried to superglue them somehow, but the type of plastic is not binding with the glue. We constantly had to hold the plastic sides together, even worse , after 3 month of use the plastic part which pushes the cans in now twists in any possible direction , making it almost impossible crushing a can. You have to hold the pushing piece down, try keeping it in place so the can gets crushed.
Like I said it’s the first time, but I am disappointed.
June 12, 2013
reviews are skewed
Bought this after reading reviews. The all plastic body could not stand up to even one mild winter in Pa. Handle broke after maybe 6 months of use.
December 3, 2012
I had reservations due to this item being made of plastic but to my enjoyment, it works very well mounted to a post in my garage! Much better than a sledge hammer!!! I did read the other reviews before I ordered the crusher & decided to not even attach the basket, which I think works just as fast loading one can at a time than loading the basket anyway? If your tired of smashing cans with your feet, hammers or driving over them, this is the one for you!
October 17, 2012
Just Recycle It
If you are tired of throwing away easy money, this might be the perfect product for you. Easy 2 screw installation on any wall or post. I have used mine for about 6 years and it is still going strong. You just cant tear it up. I have bought this product for several friends and family.
The basket is a little flimsy so I took it off mine and use it as a single can crusher. I assure you that it doesn't take any thing away from the usefullness of this can crusher.
October 27, 2011
I bought this product for our Scout recycling program. We have crushe several thousand cans and it has held up well. it is easy for one kid to crush while another feeds cans in to it.
December 8, 2010
Good Idea, but...
I really like the idea of being able to stack more than one can, however, the crusher is not made out of quality materials and is very flexible and unstable. This product simply does not stand up to heavy use and I don't believe it is a good value.
November 24, 2010
Works great! load it up and crush away and they fall into a can. Only have to handle the cans once. A Lot easier than 1 at a time. I have 2 of them. Great value
November 24, 2010
Does the job
I do wish the crusher was made out of quality metal, but it is plastic. The shute that holds the cans is a little flimsy, but can be overlooked.
It saves A LOT of time compared to the single can crusher. Sometimes the cans do get stuck, but for the most part fix on their own. You can crush 16 oz cans as well (one at a time), but no Joose or 4 Loko Cans, as they are too tall. I collect cans from work, my bf, sodas I drink, picking up off the ground, so I make money off this. Obviously you don't make much, but it's money, and I'm recycling as well.
November 22, 2010