Has anyone worked with a plastic extractor? I am considering purchasing one as the stainless steel extractors are quite an investment. Would anyone recommend buying a plastic extractor? or is it a big waste of time and $$$? Thank you.
I bought an old used stainless steel two frame tangetal (-1sp?) and other than needing a new gate and maybe replace the wood on the handle in a few years it is in great shape, after cleaning it up really good.
I don't own an extractor. I've connected with other beeks and borrow an extractor when I need one. I've used the 2-frame plastic extractor, and while it's "adequate", it's not something I'd want to spend money on. The plastic was already becoming brittle and I had to be extra gentle with it so it didn't crack. I didn't borrow it a second time.
One of the local clubs here had so many people join the association in the past couple years, they went out and bought a nice extractor for members to use. They charge $10 and the money goes into the association for other things. Just an idea...
Thank you for all your responses.
Riverrat: I talked to Cecil at the NEKBA meeting Monday night. He told me $25 a day or if you rented an extractor on Friday it wouldn't need to be returned until Monday. Sounds like there is money in renting out extractors.