The Speed King Electric Uncapping Knife speeds up the process of scraping wax cappings off of frames by adding heat to the knife’s scraping capabilities. Beeswax is very sticky and, because of it’s natural composition, can be difficult to remove. The heat added by the uncapping knife speeds up the process significantly.
Beeswax will melt if brought to a high enough temperature. The Speed King Electric Uncapping Knife doesn’t heat the wax up enough to melt it, but it does make it softer and more easy to work with.