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I was given one of these. Looks old. No thermostat.

I don't have many frames to uncap (2 supers). I don't want to burn my honey. Should I try using this sucker, or should I just use a bread knife?

Anyone have a model like this?
 

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Use it! It will beat a bread knife by a mile. If you want to control how hot it gets, get a plastic electrical box and put a light dimmer and a wall outlet in it. You will be able to control the amount of current that goes to it.
 

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I don't know what you mean by "top" of the blade. But there are two sides to the blade. One side has a protuberance. On the other side, directly opposite the protuberance is a very small screw. It's in the blade. Is that a control?
 

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I don't know what you mean by "top" of the blade. But there are two sides to the blade. One side has a protuberance. On the other side, directly opposite the protuberance is a very small screw. It's in the blade. Is that a control?
yep, thats it. i believe clockwise makes it get hotter, but mines been set for decades and i cant be sure. try contacting them directly. if you move fast slicing cappings, its near impossible to burn your honey. good luck,mike
 

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That protuberance is the thermostat.. The screw is to adjust the cut-off temp. It is pretty sensitive as I learned the hard way. Unless it is really scorching honey, I would leave it alone. They added the control on the cord after people started messing with the screw. Wow, I avoided that pun nicely!
 

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Thye can scorch honey and mine from pierce has no visible control. A Christmas gift but I had one years ago. Just get your frames ready. Turn it on and when it starts to warm up--work fast and keep the blade in your cappings. That way it won't get real hot. Uplug it if there is going to be a break in use. A learning curve in nearly everything.
 

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Thanks for the good advice. This one is used and has a temp screw in the blade. I'm just going to start with the setting the pervious user had it set to. Thanks and have a happy New Year.
 
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