Tools of the trade

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by crazy8days, Aug 1, 2013.

  1. crazy8days

    crazy8days New Member

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    I'm always looking for the best deal on the best made tool. I'm looking for a uncapping fork that works the best, will last long and is good quality. Who carries?
     
  2. brooksbeefarm

    brooksbeefarm New Member

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    I bought one out of the catalogs that was made from plastic, it got knocked off the table and i stepped on it, and broke it.:roll: So i put a table fork in the vise and bent the prongs to rake over the cappings (those hard ones), but i mainly use a elec. knife. Been using it for 2 yrs. now.:thumbsup: Jack
     

  3. riverrat

    riverrat New Member

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    I always used a fork straight out of the drawer to my wifes dismay. and a uncapping knife
     
  4. blueblood

    blueblood New Member

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    Lol @ River! :grin: I have an official heating knife and de-capping tool but I use a serrated steak knife and fork for what I miss.
     
  5. gunsmith

    gunsmith New Member

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    Crazy8,Like Jack I spent good money on an "official capping scratcher" from one of the major suppliers, I'm not going to name which one, (although their initials are ML) I too dropped it and stepped on it. OOOPS!
    A table fork works great for what my decapping knife don't get.
     
  6. tecumseh

    tecumseh New Member

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    are we in the midst of a bunch of capping scratcher abusers!
     
  7. Crofter

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    I picked up a stainless one with very thinly tapered and sharp teeth. I tossed it in with some things my son was picking up and didnt realize till later, looking at the receipt, that it was 35$. It does a super job of slicing the cappings though, without tearing the cells, but I would not have knowingly payed that much for one.