Re: Roller type uncapping punches - any good?
I use one and it does a much better job than an uncapping fork, but it is still work. The tines do pick up wax so it is a pain to clean when done, but probably not any worse than the Simple Harmony Farms uncapper I plan to buy later this year. The uncapping roller leaves the comb in good shape so the bees do not have a lot of repair to do. The downside of that is you won't be harvesting a lot of beeswax.
Thankfully, the bees are smarter than I am. They are doing well, in spite of my efforts to help them.