There is no better seperator than the spin float. The new ones seperate much better than the old ones. I have had both. Get the electronic speed control. Mount a second spray nozzle inside pointed directly at the wax cake and your wax will come out like saw dust. Put the wax in a container with tiny holes in the bottom to drain off any excess liquid. I don't have to pull the drum all season since bought a new one. Invest in a drum puller. Save you from a broken arm.