Mutual Power Hercules 680/690 vs 730/750?

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  1. [d]ragon

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    I read up on 680 and 690 and found the differences to be (thanks to Max):
    What exactly are these extras do?

    Also, I see on their site, they have a 730 and 750 machine for the same price as the 680 and 690, respectively. What are some of the differences between these machines.


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    Anyone anyone?

    The 680/90 also have something right next to the tensioner that the 730/750 don't have. What is that?

    750:
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    It's the gripper, the 690 has a slide gripper. Where the 750 has a Rotating Cam gripper.
     
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    What's the difference?
     
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    The 690 gripper is usually referred to as a "linear gripper". It is considered better than the rotational gripper because the string section being gripped remains straight, while the rotational gripper requires the string to be wraped around.
     
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    Wow an Eagnas reference! ;)

    The ratchet looks like it could be from a Gamma Progression II 602 but it's really a from the Flash series.
     
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    Sweet. Thanks guys! Looks like I'm going with the 690 then.
     
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    Check out the Hawk 80 or Challenger I from Eagnas.
     
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    Yeah, their site is really good for viewing the operating procedures for machine types and tools.
     
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    Sometimes I think the best way to buy an Eagnas machine is like you did, used. If you get it from an honest seller you know it is complete and in good working order.
    You might be interested to know that I have seen used Eagnas machines actually sell for more than new on the big auction site. I guess people that don't know the retail prices compare the Eagnas offered to the higher priced machines and bid accordingly. :confused:
     
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    I've seen that seller. I think it an employee or someone related to Maxline.
     
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    No, I don't mean the woman that sells the new Eagnas machines on the big auction site. I mean used machines being bid up and sell for more than a new one.
     
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    This would probably be less likely now since the public can easily see the selling price of new Eagnas machines. The prices are more evident now because she has so many listed.
     
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