Re: Honey extractor type
The difference between radial and tangential is time so if the extractor is motorized then you can just let it run longer to get all the honey out. A disadvantage of the tangential extractor is it creates a force that is perpendicular to the frame and as a result will tend to blow out the comb. If you are using natural comb I would not get a tangential extractor or use one in that mode.
If I bought a crank extractor I wouldn't use the crank I would use a battery operated drill at the very least to drive it.
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