Do you use foundation...Or are you doing foundationless?
I'm a first year Beek, had planned on doing 3 hives this first year. I got a little carried away with the whole "Bee thing" and curretnly have 9 hives...Being year one, not sure exactly how much honey I'll be pulling off of some of those, if any.
Regardless, I've been going back and forth on the extractor issue myself. I actually built one earlier in the season that I think could get the job done, would just need to put some finishing touches on it. I also have the option of borrowing one through my LBC. However, I'm really toying seriously with the idea of just buying one, because I feel like that's where I'll wind up eventually anywaay.
Currently thinking about the Maxant....The Kinghoney that you are looking at looks nice, however, I'm thinking I waant to go radial and not tangential. I've never extracted honey before, but having to flip frames sounds like twice as much work to me. I'm also back and forth on whether to go motorized from the start, or get a crank model that can be upgraded......Decisions, decisions, decisions...... :)