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Does anyone still use cappings spinners? 

We use an older Sweinty, wanting ideas for replacing to something similar. Not wax honey separators tho.

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I have a cappings spinner stored away in the shed

we replaced it with a Hummer a few years ago

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I'm using a Maxant 7000 cappings spinner, it's really good. Nice clean honey and dry cappings, I'm using a Boutelje rotary sieve as a secondary filter, hardly needed really. The maxant has a small footprint and I've had good support from the factory, I bought it second hand and had to order in a new drive motor from the US. 

 

 

I should add that I'm only pricking my frames, so it doesn't have large volumes of wax to deal with

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1 hour ago, Harlan Cox said:

I'm using a Maxant 7000 cappings spinner, it's really good. Nice clean honey and dry cappings, I'm using a Boutelje rotary sieve as a secondary filter, hardly needed really. The maxant has a small footprint and I've had good support from the factory, I bought it second hand and had to order in a new drive motor from the US. 

 

 

I should add that I'm only pricking my frames, so it doesn't have large volumes of wax to deal with

We only prick as well. Hardly any wax and not worth investing in honey separators. Do you warm the honey prior, an exchanger?

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Nope no heat exchanger. The Maxant brochure claims no heating required, I was dubious but sure enough it does a great job without. No whipping of the honey, just comes out clean at room temperature. I dont even have a warm room, just spinning honey every few days as I harvest. My plant is run off a fairly large solar system, with a generator as back up.

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