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NEW 12″(30.5 cm) Extra Long Uncapping Knife (North American Model)

Made in USA.

Speed King Uncapping Knife, Electric. 110 to 120 Volts. North American Models.   Perfect Uncapping knife for deep Langstroth frames and other frames up to 12″ (30.5 cm) tall.  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.


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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 12″(305mm) 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.


Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
James A Smith
It ain’t here yet. 😖

I have not received the knife yet. If you have it as delivered something went wrong somewhere.

Rosalia L
12” Extra Long Uncapping Knife

I am so thrilled that I made this purchase. This knife makes harvesting so easy. The extra length of the knife allowed me to cut down the entire frame of deeps and mediums with no issues. The knife warms up very fast and cools down just as fast. I did purchase the knife rest as well. I love it!

James Burden
Worth the Investment

I’ve been searching for a heated uncapping knife for a while. I’ve checked all the reviews for the non American made models. They were not highly rated. After receiving and using the Pierce knife, i would highly recommend it. It keeps the temperature perfect for consistent uncapping. I have also used a knife with external temperature regulation. I found it hard to set the temperature correctly.

Fr. Benedict Whitwell
The best!

This knife really is the best and makes uncapping so easy! It stands head and shoulders above anything else I've tried, and the customer service was second to none when I called asking which model is best for my circumstances. I couldn't be happier with my experience! Thank you Pierce Beekeeping!

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