12 "Uncapping Knife - North American Model - $149.00
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12 "Uncapping Knife - North American Model

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$149.00 SKU: 201-12

Product Description

Made in USA.  12" long Uncapping Knife, Electric. 110/120 Volts.    Perfect for uncapping National and Dadant type deep frames  (If you are using 9-1/8 inches standard frames use our 10” knife.  (P/N 201). This 12 inch Uncapping knife is designed to use with extra deep frames)

North American Model. 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.


The Speed King 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.

See the popular Speed King Uncapping Knife in action. Heated knife for harvesting honey. Made in the USA.

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          5 of 5 stars 201-12 hot knife
Review Submitted By: phil young

I recently purchased a Pierce Speed King 201-12 hot uncapping knife because I thought the 12" knife would work well on deep frame uncapping. I'm happy to report that it does. The additional 2" in lenght make it a lot easier and quicker to uncap deep frames and works very well on medium frames too. The knife heats evenly front to back and holds it's heat well. I like the knife a lot and am ordering another so I can lend it to friends and new beekeepers that I mentor. Excellent product. Phil Young 25 year beekeeper

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