I was wondering if anyone uses the steel mold cutter for cut comb?
Does it work?
I just use it to mark it. I find it crushes too much comb so I cut it with a sharp knife after marking it with the cutter. Of course you could take a piece of plexiglass and cut a template or go to the fabric store and buy some plastic used to make quilting sqaure templates and make one from that.
I use one but I do heat it in very hot water and dry it off before using it. I have 2 and use one while the other is heating in a pan of water.
Clinton Bemrose<br />just South of Lansing Michigan<br />Beekeeping since 1964
I have one but only mark the chunks with it.I use a small fish filet knife.It has i nice thin blade and works great.It is much faster than heating the comb cutter for me.
Use an unheated serrated knife to cut comb. It cuts just fine. The trick is to use a sawing motion. I used to use a heated knife (dipped in hot water from a thermos), but that was just too much work. If you have several hives, there is no need to purchase an expensive electric uncapping knife. A serrated knife and an uncapping tool is all you need.
Oyster<br />Concord, CA <br />San Francisco Bay Area
I also use a thin fish fileting knife. It zips right thru it.