It seems to me that most of the stringing machines manufactured in the world come out of the same factory - or at least very close! I have researched many machines, and so many are similar (identical) in design and look that it makes me suspicious when one manufacturer says that their machine is better than the other. All they have done is put their logo on it and call it the "Super Duper Progression XTJ KlipStringWay Ratcho Grip" or similar. Actually, from my research it seems that on similar machines, the variables seem to be.. The clamps material (alloy metal vs full metal) The number of clamps prongs (3 or 4) The turntable (metal vs plastic) The gripper (ratchet vs lever jaw system?) Am I missing something perhaps? What make me reluctant to buy any of these clones is the fact that so much bad press has been written about the uncertain quality of Eagnas machines. Well, it seems that if they all originate out of the same mold, then perhaps all of these type of machines should be treated with the same suspicion. Is it simply the case that one manufactuer can pump out different models of significantly better quality, or there a bit of smoke and mirrors going on here? I must admit that I'm leaning toward the Stringway machines that are manufactured in Holland - simply because they look better, have good reviews and are a lot more expensive. (oh, and the Dutch make great beer) Does anyone has any comments on this? Please help.