I'll take your word on that Mr. Cleo. My lids measure 70mm but I'll have to look and see what my saw is...pretty sure it's a 2-3/4", but my jars don't go down into the hole but instead sit on top of the #8 mesh.Intheswamp....Please check me on this, but, I believe the Mason Jar when fitted with a cap is 72mm. The jar itself is 70mm, but when you add the top you need a minimum 72mm hole.
Yes...I drove there to pick it up. I guess Maxant figures by the time you decap 12 or 18 frames manually (as opposed to a machine) your extractor will be sitting idle, so a smaller extractor will be more efficient. But I would rather have a 9 frame true radial that takes all sizes of frames than a 9 frame hybrid. And as far as the 18 frame is concerned, I don't have to extract 18 at a time, but if I have an extra set of hands for help in decapping, 18 frames at a time would sure speed things up.I'm surprised to Maxant doesn't have a few more models to choose from as extractors are a big part of there product line I would think , they jump from a 6 frame radial to 20 frame ,no true radial 9 frame or 12 frame in there line up . Did you go through Brushy .