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  1. #1
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    Default You really can't ever get out of this business, once started!

    I sold 500 frames of Permacomb foundation a few years ago because I wanted out of the honeybee business. To hot in Texas, too dry in summers, mosquitoes, ticks, to many good reasons to get out after retiring. I still have two strong hives going into winter this year, and was wanting to take off some honey. I have searched the forums, and FAQ, but found nothing on the uncapping tool needed to open the PC cells with. I had, but sold a jig that had independent spiked roller wheels, with a handle to push back and forth, to uncap the honey cells. Is there something better, or what do you call that jig, so I can order another one?
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    Default Re: You really can't ever get out of this business, once started!

    I think you are describing the "Hackler Honey Punch", which I saw ads kicking around about 5-7 years ago. I haven't seen anything about it since. I often thought I would like to try one out, but never got one. I have never dealt with Permacomb, but it seems a cappings scratcher would work fine. Wish you the best.
    His Hive Honey Farm - Do all for His glory!

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    Default Re: You really can't ever get out of this business, once started!

    Ronnie, try a heat gun set on low. saw an video on utube of a man doing this it looked fast and easy. sorry i don't have a link

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    Default Re: You really can't ever get out of this business, once started!

    The hackler honey punch can be found here: http://plastools.com/

    However, it looks like they don't have any available due to production problems. You might want to contact then for a status update.

  5. #5
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    Default Re: You really can't ever get out of this business, once started!

    Quote Originally Posted by cdb 1212 View Post
    Ronnie, try a heat gun set on low. saw an video on utube of a man doing this it looked fast and easy. sorry i don't have a link
    Yes , that's what I use , I set mine on high and just don't heat any one area too long.
    And I have no cappings to deal with.
    I tried to get a hackler honey punch , and it seems he isn't making anymore.
    I guess you could try phoning him.


    3856 Magrath rd.

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    Jeff Hackler, owner, updated this company profile on 11/08/2011

  6. #6
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    Default Re: You really can't ever get out of this business, once started!

    don't have any personal knowledge of this 'hackler honey punch' but it looks remarkably like a roller device used for small scale agitation of heather honey. A search of a few online European supply houses should show some examples, but I doubt the shipping etc would make it a viable option...
    Last edited by Rolande; 11-08-2012 at 09:12 AM.

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    Default Re: You really can't ever get out of this business, once started!

    The link says that all sizes of the Hackler Honey Punch are out of stock.
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    Default Re: You really can't ever get out of this business, once started!

    There is a US company making the punches now. http://www.plastools.com/honey_punch.htm
    I'd try the heat gun first myself.
    Dan

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