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Offline jimmy

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anyone use this uncapping tool?
« on: May 08, 2009, 10:25:40 AM »
I am looking at buying a uncapping knife . I have never seen this style, your thoughts. Thanks for your feed back. The 1st one on the page
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http://www.maxantindustries.com/uncapping.html

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Re: anyone use this uncapping tool?
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2009, 01:29:54 AM »
Jimmy:  A long time ago, I saw a video with someone using a uncapping tool like the one in the picture. He user coomented that he liked the tool and it made uncapping easy.  Sorry, I don't have any more information to provide you.  It's interesting that they make a right and left handed tool.

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Re: anyone use this uncapping tool?
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2009, 01:37:44 AM »
I use a pot of hot water and a fish flay knife. works fine. :roll: :)doak

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Re: anyone use this uncapping tool?
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2009, 05:27:00 AM »
Jimmy, I've been eyeballing it myself the last year or so but can't seem to get past the sticker price. Looks like a great little tool, I just may break down and get one, who knows.

Let me know how it works if you get one, thanks.


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Re: anyone use this uncapping tool?
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2009, 08:34:17 AM »
It's a love/hate tool.  I personally don't own one,  but know some people that have them and love it and some that have them and hate it.    Seems there are more on the like side than dislike,  but after putting down that much cash,  I'm sure you find ways to like it. :roll:
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Re: anyone use this uncapping tool?
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2009, 12:09:05 PM »
I have this plane and love it.  It's a little slow but so are most decapping alternatives. Mine cost about 80 dollars when I bought it about 4 years ago.  I had a hot knife that wouldn't get hot so I decided to try one. Once you get the blade height set its all gravy after that. Shallow or medium frames work well with usually 1 pass per side on full drawn comb.  But you have to decide what works best for you.  Good luck.

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Re: anyone use this uncapping tool?
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2009, 04:27:33 PM »
Thanks for the responces. I squeezed the pig after reading all the good comments that it is eaiser on the wrists and arms to use.

JP ,when mine comes in you can come watch me use it , but  it is a little pricey at $125 . When we get your age we all need to take it easy on the body, he   he . I'm 65 how old did you say you were? 7-------?  :)

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Re: anyone use this uncapping tool?
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2009, 05:35:52 PM »
I have this exact tool, but I'm going to make you all jealous... ready?  Ebay... $15.00  Now I'm having reverse sticker shock!

Alright, enough of that!  I really like this tool, it heats well, cuts nicely, and does the job for me.

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Re: anyone use this uncapping tool?
« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2009, 09:35:15 PM »
I saw a video on YouTube with a guy using it.  Looks like it works alright. 
For the left and right handed thing, save money on lawsuits I would think.  For people that are left handed (me) the heating element is going to be placed on the opposite side of the thumb so you don't burn yourself.

 

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