Gamma X-6FC Stringing Machine

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  1. JourneyRocks13

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    I am a relatively new player trying to string my own rackets. I would like to know if this stringing machine is worth the $500 that I would spend on it or if there is a better deal out there. Please help!!!
     
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  3. mmk

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    The Gamma Progression II 602 FC is essentially the same machine for $20 less. The Alpha Pioneer DC Plus is equivalent, and less yet. All are nice machines, and if you are going to be stringing often, will be worth the money spent.

    To spend less on a new, fixed-clamp machine would require an Eagnas. While I have an Eagnas fixed-clamp crank machine that I bought used and have no problems with, I would suggest you search through this forum for comments on that company.
     
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  4. JourneyRocks13

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    So what is the difference between Gamma X-6FC Stringing Machine and Gamma Progression II 602 FC. Why are they $20 different in prices?
     
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  5. Irvin

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    The bases see description for X-6FC and the 602FC.
     
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  6. rincode

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    Ive had said gamma stringer for about a year and havent found any problems with it. I string mainly for myself with the odd one or two for a friend. Its my first stringer so i have nothing to compare to, but im satisfied with my investment for how i use it.
     
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  7. topspin18

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    are the Clamps the same or different on the X-6FC and the 602FC?
     
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  8. Irvin

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    Looking at Gamma's description it says the X-6FC has all metal clamps.

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    602FC - Slim profile diamond coated string clamps with a unique self-locking adjustment knob to hold strings with less clamping pressure
    X-6FC - Slim profile all metal diamond coated string clamps with a unique self-locking adjustment knob to hold strings with less clamping pressure
     
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  9. tlm

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    I have been using the x6fc for 8 years now and it has been an excellent machine.
     
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  10. rich s

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    similar to tlm I had a Gamma 602FC for about 10 years...... never any problems.... a great machine. The only reason I sold it was to upgrade to a Gamma 6004.

    The clamps were a reinforced polymer with diamond dusted metal inserts and they worked flawlessly.

    I don't think you can lose regardless of which one (X-6FC v. 602FC) you pick......
     
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  11. topspin18

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    Thanks for telling me the true differences between them. I think i may go with the all metal clamps. Just wish tennis warehouse sold them!
     
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  12. klu375

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    I think the only difference between these machines is the base. X-6FC has a hollow aluminum base and is 10lb lighter. You can carry it around.
     
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  13. dadozen

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    I've been using the X6-FC for almost a year and have nothing to complain about it.
     
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