I was told to wait until I really needed one (Michael Bush) or pick up a used one (everybody). I went 4 years looking for a used one. Found a 9 frame last year, but it was frozen up. This year a nice stainless, powered 20 frame showed up about an hour away for a great price. They do show up, but it can take awhile. If you have enough honey to call it a business, buy a good one. If not, wait, make cut comb, or break and strain as Michael has said.