Top Diameter: 7/16" (.437" or 11mm) Bottom Diameter: 21/64" (.328" or 8mm) Length: 5/8" (.625" or 16mm)
Size #1 Cork Stoppers in XXXX Grade are premium grade tapered corks that will plug bottles, lab vials. etc. Made from 100% natural cork. Size #1 XXXX Corks Stoppers are manufactured to exacting standards to provide a secure fit every time. XXXX Premium Grade Corks have fewer lenticels (crevices) and are better suited for sealing liquids.
Probably should have ordered the next size larger, but these will work just fine. Thanks!
Richard R, Dayton, TX - 10/6/2021
Makes Very Good Poppers
I recently bought a number of same-sized stopper corks of each grade to assess ONLY their suitability for making fishing poppers. I bought sizes 00, 1, 2, and 4 in all grades. Size 0 Extra Select were out of stock so I only had Premium and Standard. In size 3, I only purchased Extra Select corks so I could compare them to the 150+ size 3 extremely high quality corks I already own. Rather than write a review under each size and grade, I will give a general review of the three grades across all the corks I ordered (105 in total) and post the exact same review under each size and grade. First off, the photos of each grade provided on the website are very accurate. By viewing them, you should have a good idea of what the pits and longer lenticels look like.
In order to make my own assessment across grades as regards their suitability for use as poppers, I devised a five-point rating system based on how much, if any, filling of the pits are required to before painting. A rating of 5 means no filling was needed when applying between one and three coats of mid-quality paint (i.e., the paint typically filled any pits, sometimes completely, sometimes so that only dimples showed.) By mid-quality paint, I mean something on the order of Behr Premium Plus Ultra interior/exterior paint (I used Medium Yellow in my test). A rating of 4 signified that three coats did not cover the defects without minor filling of a cork filling product, but the finished product still looked good without filling. A rating of three signified that some filling was required for the finished product to look good. A rating of 2 signified that the cork had defects that required significant filling before painting. Finally, a rating of 1 indicated a cork that was unsatisfactory due to a defect near one end of the cork that could only be fixed by cutting the cork to form a flat base.
The results of my assessment follow: 80% of the Extra Select corks were rated as quality 5 and 20% as quality 4. For the Premium corks, 15% were quality 5, 60% were quality 4, and 25% were quality 3. For the Standard corks, 15% were quality 5, 30% were quality 4, 45% were quality 3, and 10% were quality 1 (in these cases needing to be cut to form a flat base). If you tie commercially, choose Extra Select to minimize your filling work. For my personal use, I’d use all grades, and I would not fill any corks in quality levels 3-5 (I had no quality level 2 corks, so I can’t speak about them). I used to spend the necessary time to produce commercial-quality cork poppers, but in 60 years of fishing poppers, I found the fish do not care whether there are pits or not!
Service is excellent; shipping is fast.
Bob P, Wisconsin - 7/26/2020
Clarifying My Ratings
To clarify my star ratings in my recent reviews as regards the suitability of the three grades of stoppers for making fishing poppers: the Standard grade—which I rated with 3 stars—are suitable for poppers; the Premium grade—which I rated with 4 stars—as a group make very good poppers; the Extra Select grade—which I rated with 5 stars—as a group make excellent poppers.
Bob P, Wisconsin - 7/26/2020
This is my second transaction and both were effortless. Products were as described or better and shipping was fast, even under the unfortunate circumstances we are under right now. Thank you for an excellent product. Will do business with again.
Donald B, Chesterfield, MI. - 5/19/2020
Great product and service
Very pleased with selection, and glad I could get the small quantity I needed. Great quality, great value, fast shipping. 5 stars all the way.
Sandy C, Birmingham, AL - 3/30/2020
Shipping time faster than a speeding bullet!
Carl E, Lake Havasu City, AZ - 6/10/2018
Great product! Exactly what I was looking for. Speedy processing! Thanks so much had been looking for this size cork for several years. Great prices.
Jen G, Wyoming - 10/16/2016
Size 1 stoppers and Size 0 stoppers
Superior quality! Shipped very quickly. Order was 100% accurate.
Anne M., Waynesville, NC - 5/20/2016
Great quality and quick, secure shipping.
Jack G., Alabama - 6/10/2015
We use the corks for the wine cruets for our church communion sets. The order was perfect and quality of corks excellent.
Pat P., Tennessee - 8/30/2013
high quality company and goods
This is an outstanding customer-service oriented company. Unusual to see in today's biz environment. Thank you, I will be buying all my corks from you, and will look at your other products.
Elle S., Illinois - 2/25/2013
The order arrived when expected and was precisely as I ordered. Thank you!