Guys is this a good deal? (Older model EAGNAS 112)

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  1. KiwiNuker

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    I found this guy selling a stringing machine for 120. It looks like an older model of a EAGNAS 112. It looks like this.

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    I went to the Eagnas website and looked at all the table top models and noticed this looked just like that other than the different colors. I figured it is an older model. Here is the most recent EAGNAS112:

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    Here are the features listed on the eagnas website:

    Specifications:

    * Six-point mounting system with self-centering side-support arms
    * Manual crank spring tensioning system
    * Linear ball bearing string gripper
    * 9-102 pound tension range in both pound and kilogram scales
    * 360 degree rotation with brake
    * Floating clamps (flying clamps)
    * Gross weight: 59LBS (26.82KGS)
    * Package dimensions: 35.0X18.0X23.5" (88.9X45.7X59.7cm)

    Features:

    * Six-point mounting system with self-centering side-support arms provides 12-point support and eliminates any racquet distortion.
    * Universal V-shaped side supports handle all types of racquets from long-body to badminton and easy to operate.
    * Padded head and throat mounting posts secure any frame (including deep V-shaped throats), no cosmetic damage to any frame.
    * Manual crank spring tensioning system strings all racquets fast and precisely, very easy to operate.
    * Adjustable-width linear ball bearing string gripper handles any size of string and prevents string damage.
    * Upgraded and impressive frame retainers protect against scratching the frames finish.
    * 2 deluxe flying clamps (floating clamps)
    * All-metal machine base with level-adjustable pads
    * 12 frame retainers, tools, manual
    * Tension head stop
    * String all racquets and handle long-body racquet stringing

    So is this a good deal? I never have strung a racket before, but I am a DIY type of guy so I think I would love it. I thoguht it was a good deal since it is a 6 point mounting machine and those are usually more expensive. Seems a bit old since the guy told me he had it for a long time. Help a newbie out! :)
    I worry about calibrating the device with a digital scale or calibrator, but I can figure that out once I actually get the device. What ya think?
    Thank you in Advance.
     
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  2. dancraig

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    I would ask the owner:
    Is it complete and in good working order?
    Do you know of anything wrong with it?
    How long has it been since a racquet was strung on it?

    Sometimes it seems better to buy an used Eagnas from an honest seller than new from the dealer. At least you know it is complete and in working order.
    If it is in good shape, $120 sounds like a good deal.
     
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  3. KiwiNuker

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    He says it is dusty, but the last time he strung the racquet it worked well. I think he is selling it due to lack of use. Does it matter when the last racquet was strung on it? Would it be rusted? Thanks dancraig!
     
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    I think you would feel better knowing that it would actually work. If it hasn't been used in many years you would have some doubts. Ask him to string a racquet on it and show you how it works.
     
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  6. Mansewerz

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    That's a strange mounting system. Most machines do not have hold down clamps at 12 and 6 o clock on 6 point machines.
     
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  7. zidane339

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    I think this is posted on the big auction site, so I'm not sure the OP can see it in action.
     
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  9. xtremerunnerars

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    see if he will let you string a rqt on it? Bring one strung at a similar tension on a close machine if you can to see how it does.
     
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  10. KiwiNuker

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    Thanks guys. Looks like he is going to demo string a racquet for me. Now off to sports chalet and get ripped off on the cheapest strings they have... =]
     
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  11. Steve Huff

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    It looks pretty sturdy. Unless $120 is going to break the bank, I'd go for it. Make sure he has all the clamps that went with it (should have 6).
     
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  12. bladexnight

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    hahahhaha. i saw this on los angeles craigslist... i should get it first! jk
     
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