yes the Maxine is a good unit mine sets ontop of the cappings spinner and feeds a sixty frame radial-the only thing about the Maxine is after i got it -i had to switch all my supper frames from plastic to wood -the plastic frames Bow and dont allow for even cuts on both sides -the back side was cleaned of down to foundation-so it took several thousands of dollars of new wood frames to get the system at optimum performance-these are things people need to know -your system needs to be compatible every piece of equipment you buy has direct effect on your whole operation-RDY-B
IMHO No automatic uncapping system will work on bowed frames.
BEE HAPPY Jim 134 :)
quite right you are but the point Im making is ---the frames are bowing under the force of the revolving chains -they are straight when they go in and come out but when the reals(both front and back) are turning
they bow the weak plastic frame-the high side of the bow gets uncapped almost down to the foundation-lot of honey going in with your capings-and your comb is tore up --not a win win- :)
Hankdog-dont be to sure about what keepers are running they are a thrifty lot- ;)-but the comment about the age of the design is spot on-and i often think about the wax foundation that was so popular and time consuming-but on the other side of the coin there are keepers that tell me of great success with foundationlees comb in a power uncapper and spinner