Uncapping Steam Knife Kit

Made in the USA by Pierce Beekeeping Equipment


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    This tool is used to extract honey. To do so, it removes the cappings from a frame.
    Therefore allowing you to get the honey out of the frame.
    This knife heats up, making it easier to cut through the comb.
    This helps make the uncapping process quick and easy.
    It is for beekeepers who do not wish to use electrical knives.
    If you are concerned about honey exposure to a heated electric knife, then this is the ideal knife for you.

  • Directions for use

    It is recommend to use a 1500W 120V steamer.
    Most beekeepers use wallpaper steamer as a steam source for the knife.
    Connect the steam supply line to one of the knife’s tubes. You can use either one of the tubes.
    Connect the second tube to the steam return line.
    During use, condensed water will flow through this line.
    This line needs to be routed to a bucket to collect the condensed water.
    Fill the steamer with water.
    Let the steam warm up for 15 to 20 minutes.
    Once steam starts to flow through the knife, let the knife warm up for 3 to 5 minutes.
    Typically, a 1500W steamer will last about two hours between fillings.
    Now you are ready for uncapping.
    Hold the frame by one end, resting the other end on an uncapping tub.
    Uncap by cutting capped cells.
    Remove only a thin layer of capped cells with either an upward or downward motion.
    Do not keep the knife on the comb too long without moving upward or downward.
    It is safest to use a downward uncapping stroke.
    Many people uncap with an downward motion, and let wax fall away from the blade.
    Be very careful to keep your other hand and all other parts of your body out of the path of the knife.
    When done uncapping, clean warm knife with damp cloth.

  • Inclusions

    Blade made from stainless steel
    3m silicone hose included
    Barb fitting included
    Tension hose clamps included
    Instructions included
    Warranty card included

  • Other Information

    When using an uncapping knife, follow basic safety precautions, including the following:
    The knife gets very hot.
    Do not touch the blade.
    The hot blade can cause a severe burn.
    The knife blade is very sharp, so be sure to handle it carefully.
    Always handle the knife with hands away from the cutting edge.
    Keep the knife away from children. It is not intended to be used by children.
    Do not use the knife if it is damaged or malfunctioning.
    When the knife is hot, keep it away from all body parts.
    Never leave a hot and/or plugged in knife unattended.
    Never pry out frames with the knife. Avoid hitting or banging the knife against objects to remove anything from the knife.
    Clean your knife before and after each use to avoid burning residue onto the blade.

    If your knife fails within two years of purchase due to any manufacturer’s defects, Pierce Beekeeping Equipment will replace it under their limited warranty provided.
    You can return the knife at your expense to them. Pierce Beekeeping Equipment reserve the right to inspect and verify that the product has not been abused or mistreated.
    Or that the knife has not been tampered with.
    This limited warranty is voided if the product appears to have been used improperly or overheated, immersed in water, or used as a pry tool such as for prying apart frames.
    Please return warranty card as proof of purchase within 30 days, or visit their website, www.piercebeekeeping.com, to register your product online.

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