- Manufacturer – Pit Bull.
- Orientation – Vertical.
- Product size – 12.2×4.1×3.4 inches (31×10.4×8.6 cm).
- Material – Steel.
- Maximum can size – 12 oz.
- Color – Metallic grey.
- Automatic dispensing – No.
- Collection bin – No.
- Multiple can holder – No. Holds 1 can at time.
This steel can crusher sold by Pit Bull tools is another type of famous 12 oz steel aluminum can crusher that is being sold by many other companies. The crusher can compress cans up to 12 oz size, although you can bend larger cans a bit with your hands so they fit into the crusher. Pit Bull 12 oz can crusher is a vertical can crusher that can be mounted to a wall or other vertical surface. If you do not want to install the crusher to a wall in your kitchen or other room, you can simply install it to a wooden plank and place in an upright position and use it that way.
The can crusher features a durable coated steel frame. The frame is in a metallic grey color with a black leveler as you will see on many other cheap crushers made from a steel material. The construction of this can crusher is decent for light to medium use, but will not suit those who will regularly need compress large quantity of aluminum cans. Although the crushing mechanism is also made from a steel, it is not as sturdy as found on other, more expensive steel can crushers.
That sad, the crusher is actually quite easy to use. It features a large handle that makes the crushing process easier and at the end of the handle there is rubber grip that makes the crushing process more comfortable for your hand. An important thing we can recommend, when using this and other cheap can crushers is to bend an aluminum can in the middle before inserting it into the crusher. This process requires very little effort, but is takes a lot of pressure off the crusher, which will make the crushing process easier and also will improve the life of the crusher. Pit Bull 12 oz crusher is made only for aluminum can crushing and if you will try to crush tin and steel food cans into this crusher, you will simply bend the leveler or break the hinges of the crushing mechanism.
The crushing process of this can crusher is similar to other steel crushers. Push the leveler of crusher up, insert an aluminum can into the opening (pinch the can in the middle a bit before inserting into the crusher), position the can precisely into the middle of an opening and pull down the leveler, which will pull down the crushing plate and compress aluminum can. One thing you must be aware of is that occasionally a can might pop out of the crusher in the crushing process, if you have not aligned it properly in to the opening of the crusher.
Pit Bull 12 oz can crusher is easy to install and comes with all mounting hardware. If you find the wooden screws that came with the crusher too weak for usage, you can always go to your local hardware store and purchase more durable screws. The crusher is also equipped with a bottle opener on the bottom of the unit, which can be handy for those who drink not only from aluminum cans, but also from glass bottles. The dimensions of this can crusher are 12.2×4.1×3.4 inches (31×10.4×8.6 cm). The weight of the crusher is approx. 2 pounds (0.9 kg).
- Very cheap;
- Easy to install and use;
- Built in bottle opener on the bottom of the crusher.
- Will work only with cans up to 12 oz size;
- No the most durable construction for a steel can crusher;
- Sometimes a can will pop out in the crushing process;
- The same design you will find on crushers from many other companies.