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Author Topic: Knife or Scrapper ?  (Read 491 times)
Tucker1
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« on: May 08, 2010, 11:28:54 PM »

When decapping coomb, do you use a knife or a scrapper/scratcher.  I've used a regular knife as well as a heated knife, but found both to be problematic. With comb not being perfectly flat, it's requires that I  have to make several passes over the comb, using a knife.  Does the scrapper/scratcher work better?

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« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2010, 08:44:22 PM »

Both.  I use a serrated Cutco knife heated in a pan of boiling water for uncapping.  Any low spots missed I'd use a capping scratcher.  I wouldn't use a scratcher for all of it.  Too messy and time consuming.  You get better results with a knife for most combs.

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« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2010, 09:51:31 AM »

I've used nothing but a scratcher for the last 5 years- quick and easy.
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