Best stringing machine under $1500 for home stringer :)

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  1. Lakers4Life

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    It possible if TW has another Black Friday sale. Buy $1800 worth of Gift cards, at a cost of $1440.

    $1,299.00 Prince Neos 1500
    $ 495.00 Wise 2086 Pro
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    $1,794.00
    -$ 358.80 20% discount via Gift Cards
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    $1,435.20 Final Price (Tax and shipping not included)

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  2. mmk

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    I may be wrong here, but I'm guessing that the OP decided on a machine a couple of years ago.
     
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  3. mr. stevo

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    stringway

    I have a ms200tt for sale if anyone is interested in not paying full price for one =)
     
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  4. Roger Wawrinka

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    What's the Gamma adapter?
     
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  5. Lakers4Life

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    It's rasises the Wise 2086 Pro, 2 inches so the gripper can be level with string bed.

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  6. verbouge

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    I think Maxply has it right. Tension is tension. The Prince and the Stringway mounting systems are similar, with the Prince having the edge in terms of convenience. However, once secured, the racquet is solidly supported from the inside out, and very easily strung. I think this is a non-issue.
     
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  7. mad dog1

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    TW only allows up to 6 GCs total per customer so the max you can buy in GCs is $1.2K
     
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  8. Roger Wawrinka

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    Thanks, Lakers4Life:)
     
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  9. quest01

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    I would have to say the Prince neos 1500. I have this machine and haven't had any issues with it whatsoever.
     
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  10. Lakers4Life

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    That's true, but what if you asked a good friend to buy you a couple more? TW does not say anything on how many card you can combine, only how many you can buy.
     
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  11. jim e

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    Makes sense as you could purchase gift cards for yourself, and family member could purchase gift cards for gift for you, as it is a gift card for gift.
     
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  12. Lakers4Life

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    If they live at another address. TW may be limiting on how many can be ordered from one address. That's why I said good friend. That's why it's called a "GIFT CARD". ;)
     
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  13. jman32

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    me too, 40-45 min on my ML100.

    i love the fact that i can straighten the crosses while pulling tension and the slack is picked up by the constant pull. gives a very consistent bed from job to job.

    i find that when i do this i need to reduce the tension as it comes out tighter.

    if i had to buy it again i would go for the ML120.
     
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  14. Overheadsmash

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    I have the ML120 and it excellent. I also love the fact that you can straighten the crosses while pulling. For the price, you really can't go wrong. Plus, you do not have to worry about electronics going haywire or becoming uncalibrated.
     
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  15. BlxTennis

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    Question on the frame support. Seems like ML120 has frame support near the head & throat and there's no support near 2, 4 o'clock, and 8, 10'clock to protect frame. Is that not a concern?
     
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  16. Lakers4Life

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    It's really a very wide 2-point mount.
     
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  17. Overheadsmash

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    I've never had a problem with it. Actually, the supports are at 12 oclock, 6 oclock, and what I would call 130, 430, 730, and 1030. You need to lock it down tight though since the 130, 430, 730, 1030 supports come down on the top of the frame only. You need to make sure they are tight when pulling the crosses.
     
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  18. BlxTennis

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    Right. Years ago, when I started stringing with TR-Stringer, it even had a frame support at 3, 9 o'clock position but I rarely use it and never had a crack racquet. Nowadays, virtually all expensive stringers have 6 points frame support. I guess one can argue that if a racquet is going to crack, 6 points support will not prevent it so it's more for a comfort feel than safety? Sorry to go off topic.
     
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  19. Irvin

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    I started on a Tremont too. rather than prevent the racket from cracking I think that bar was more to keep the racket from being deformed while stringing the mains. I still have my bar somewhere, I think.
     
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  20. Tennusdude

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    I am still in love with the Prince P-200

    I know it may be difficult to get parts for this machine, although you see a good amount of them for sale in working condition. Yet they are difficult to transport. Although many machines weigh over 120 pounds. I have good memories of the Prince P-200, especially since my boss was responsible for repairing the machine when anything went wrong. I am going to buy one to bring back the great memories! You can get one in good working order for 200 dollars.
     
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    ^^^ almost bought one of those a few years back.

    didn't seem like the best buy for me at the time, but i feel ya.
    good deal if in working order it seems. and heck, what's to go wrong except the compressor? seems adaptable enough.

    was happy with my combo910, but now thrilled with my 6004.
    great customer service from gamma as well (never even had a problem with victor at eagnas).
     
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  22. hyperion99

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    I think that it would be better to get a gamma 6004 with 6pt mounting to prevent racket distortion and then you could add a Wise head tensioner and you are good to go.

    http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Gam...t_Stringing_Machine/descpageGAMMA-60046P.html

    Remember though that electronic stringers(like the Wise) may have more of a chance to break down than compared to a crank(which are reletively maintanence free)although you have better accuracy in the tension with electronic than a crank.

    Those are my thoughts.

    Good luck with the stringer8)
     
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  23. struggle

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    you might be opening a can of worms with that statement,
    but at least you clarified as opposed to "stating facts".
     
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  24. quest01

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    I use a Prince Neos 1500 with a Wise Tension Head and it works well. I haven't had any issues with anything so far being the clamps, wise tension head. I've only strung pretty much my own racquets so it's not used a whole lot.
     
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  25. bsiegel

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    Alpha Apex Plus

    My vote the new alpha apex plus. Great Clamps And Stand, very Good Qualuty Of Build. No Regrets. It's A Lock Out Machine not a plus but I enjoy it anyway. . It could easily convert with wise to constant pull if that is important.
    I think the stringway is vastly overpriced for its simple build and its advantages overstated. I string Lots Nat Gut With Good Result On My Machine

    Forgive typing, the bb isnt particularly phone friendly.
     
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  26. hyperion99

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    What facts are you implying that I didn't state?
     
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  27. struggle

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    you didn't state any facts, just your opinion.

    no worries.
     
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  28. MAX PLY

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    You are correct--that's what the bar was for--it really was added for the Prince 110 aluminum frames popular in the mid- to late 70s. I had one back in the day--had it mounted on a tall stool to be an upright. Useful at the time, but don't really miss it. There was one real benefit though--it really made you learn to efficiently weave cross strings given the lack of space provided.
     
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  29. hyperion99

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    In response to TBUGGLE

    To the contrary I gave my opinion (which was requested) and I backed that opinion up with facts and further suggestions.
    I still don't understand where you are going with this :
    "but at least you clarified as opposed to "stating facts".
    This is talking nonsense.

    No worries.
     
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  30. Tennisplayer1234

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    I have a neos 1500 that I use to string at least a racket a day at home and it is a great machine...
     
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  31. _skunk_

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    Super happy with my Stringway ML100-. Excellent quality, easy to use, for home string is the top.
     
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  32. Tennusdude

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    Did you ever get the answer to this question? Thanks
     
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