Matthew wrote: Why are cork borers made of brass instead of steel?
Leon wrote: Perhaps less chance of corrosion and smoother when
interacting with cork? Maybe.
"Cork" borers are called that, even though they are now usually used to bore
holes in rubber stoppers. It's kind of like "dialing" a touch-tone phone.
Brass? I think that's because the tooling required to sharpen steel
"cork"-borers would be out of place in a chem lab, and brass works well