The Speed King Uncapping Knife contains a sealed thermostat in the blade and is ready-to-use right out of the box. It is pre-calibrated to just the right temperature for uncapping. Made of food-grade 304 stainless steel, this knife is 10” long and 2” wide, and features a comfortable turned wood handle that stays cool to the touch. It comes with an 8 foot grounded cord.
The heater element specifically designed for the knife is durable. It works well with the internal thermostat that is set to an optimum temperature for uncapping honey filled cells on beehive frames. This allows continuous heating during uncapping. The electric uncapping knife features a built in thermostat with silver contact for added longevity. It is also calibrated to ideal uncapping temperature that is just right to sear through bees wax without cooking your honey in the process.
Paul Pierce (the founder of Pierce Beekeeping Equipment Company) invented and patented the heated uncapping knife in 1941. This tool established the industry standard for heated uncapping knives and is the preferred tool used by professional and backyard beekeepers alike. Many companies around the world have tried to copy this knife—but there is nothing like the original Pierce Uncapping Knife. All our uncapping knives are handmade in Southern California, USA.
This electric uncapping knife comes with a 2-year warranty provided by Pierce Beekeeping. This warranty from the manufacturer requires registration upon purchase. It is a strong reassurance that beekeepers are getting a quality product from a company that is ready to stand behind what they make and release to the market.