Comparing Eagnes Models

Discussion in 'Stringing Techniques / Stringing Machines' started by DangerDan, Feb 11, 2008.

  1. DangerDan

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    I've been lurking around here for months. I think I've read most of the pros & cons re: Eagnas. I think I'm going to cross my fingers & order one of their machines.
    The frustrating part is deciding which one! I think I've narrowed it down to these:

    1) The Combo 910, which is currently $499.00 (Valentines special) clone of Alpha Axis Pro & Alpha Blue-DC Plus


    2) The Plus 6500, which is currently $595.00, clone of Alpha Apex ll.

    I've been using a Klippermate for years. Also used a Gamma 5003 & 5004 for a few hours in a stringing class. The Combo kind of reminds me of the Gammas as well.

    If any one has any insight into either of these machines or any of the other higher level Eagnas machines I'd love to hear it!
     
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  2. DangerDan

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    Just an added thought, the 910 has a short Tension Head track arm & the Plus 6500 has a long Tension Head track arm. Pro's & Con's?
     
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  3. LttlElvis

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    I am not sure, but I believe the track arm is longer because the table is a little bigger on the Plus 6500. From the pictures, I like the Plus 6500 because it looks like an Apex II clone and I considered buying one. It's only $100 more and the mounting will be much faster.
     
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  4. Henrock

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    Eagnas Plus 6500

    Hey Dan. I'm thinking of picking up an Eagnas Plus 6500 and it looks like you've had one for a while now. Can you give me an update of how it has gone so far? Thanks
     
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  5. DangerDan

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    Henrock, sure. I've had to adjust both the swivel clamp bases to get them to clamp down. Called Eagnas & he politely helped me out with that and pointed out were in the manual it was.

    Also had to adjust the tension head with the tension tester I had bought with the machine. The tension was about 10lbs to low.

    Also I ordered a starting clamp from Eagnas which turned out to be on backorder. I called them 2 or 3 times over the past 3 - 4 months I was told it should be in soon and they would ship it out priority mail once it came in. I was really starting to think I was never going to see it and it showed up last week.

    Other than the minor adjustments that I'm sure most other machines would require, it's been great.

    Unfortunately I'm not stringing any faster than I was with my Klippermate but the problem is really me. With this machine (with the stand)I can set it up in front of the TV while I work. I wind up watching matches as much as I'm stringing.

    Bottom line: I'm happy with the machine, Eagnas/Maxline customer service has been fine. I can't imagine ever needing or wanting anything more advanced or high end than this.
     
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  6. barry

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    Actually the 6500 was available long before the Apex II, not sure who cloned whom, but how do you like the mounting system?
     
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  7. DangerDan

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    Mounting system is great!:)
     
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  8. BOSSMANBUDDYLEE

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    As a former Eagnas user, it does a fine job for home use and light commercial use. Once you begin stringing for clubs and tournaments, both the build quality and their reputation among higher level players will hold you back. Just my thoughts.
     
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  9. nadalfan!

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    Just got an eagnas flex 940!!! No problems whatsoever with anything. Customer service was great and nothing was damaged when it came so it was perfect. I have strung 2 frames so far gonna go do my 3rd before I go to sleep but my main problem is the blocked grommets. I have to use an awl to make a path. The string only broke on my first stringjob.
     
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  10. Il Mostro

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    Have you watched YUlitle's video on getting through blocked grommets? His technique really works. No awl required.
     
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