I've never owned a stringing machine, but I am afraid I may fall prey to the biases of the site. I really want to help out my tennis team and teammates over these next few years by being the town stringer and I want to do a job that compares to the professionals with their fancy stringers. I grew up getting the best string jobs from pro shops and throwing tons of money at the best brands year after year and I was never disappointed. However, I've been trying to use my friend's cheap stringers to save money and I've been getting way less out of the strings and I blame their stringers/quality of machine etc. I don't even know what good strings feel like anymore, but I want to find that feeling again on my own. So here I am now, reading about every brand, type and interest I can find to quench my thirst for getting my own machine to feed into that. However, I'm afraid to trust anyone. Every writer seems so one-sided it's pretty disheartening. I am not looking for the cheapest possible fix to trick my friend's into earning me a profit. I really want them to know what it's like to have good strings and to have someone dependable there for them. I don't want to set a limit or price range for my dream machine. I don't care if it's the slowest, ugliest piece of machine out there, just help me find something dependable.