Neos 1000 v 1500

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  1. pauliewa

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    Have read up on this but still can't decide. Is it worth the $200 for the improved clamping and portability?
     
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  2. Lakers4Life

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    I don't know about portability, but yes it's worth the $200. I personally know a couple of stringer who were considering a Neos 1000 and got the 1500 instead, with no remorse.
     
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    The Gamma 6004 is also worth considering. Similar machine to the Prince 1500.

    I have one, and it's a very nice machine. Truthfully I don't use it much anymore, but that's because I also have a Gamma 8800 which I use more often.

    6004 is a great machine though in the category of cranks.
     
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    Yeah, it's worth the $200, better brake is worth it alone.
     
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    Steve, when did you get the 8800? I remember your tirade about your old MP.

    I would not call it a brake, per say, it's more like a turn-style lock. I guess same goes for the new Gamma brake as well.
     
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    It was sometime back in April IIRC. Yes, the old MP fiasco :-/

    But that's long gone now. I sold that and upgraded to the 6004 and was completely satisfied with it, but as volume picked up, I wanted electronic for the convenience. I was going to sell the 6004 but ended up keeping it, b/c my electronic is 2pt and my 6004 is 6pt. I prefer the 2pt, but I like having both options around.
     
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    That's cool business is picking up. Have you thought of swapping the turntables between the two machines?

    Sorry for hijacking the thread. :)
     
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    Yes, it's a trivial process. I've actually done it. But I prefer 2pt mount, and since I mostly string on the electronic, I leave them as is. If I ever wanted the electronic to be 6pt though, it's an easy swap.

    Hit me up on email if you want: sstchur(at)yahoo(dot)com. I have some other interesting things to tell, but don't want to hijack the thread any further :)
     
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  9. pauliewa

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    About to pull the trigger on the 1500! Can't wait to have a solid machine. Thanks for the help, guys.
     
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    Honestly if you never used a Neos 1000 or a glide bar machine before you would probably have regretted buying the 1000. You don't appriciate a newer machine until you've used an older machine.
     
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    I hear that...

    But from what I've been reading the upgrades are worth it to spend 200 extra. I may not appreciate them like you're saying, but I am coming from a klippermate...
     
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  12. Tennishacker

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    Neos 1000 built for speed, 1500 you have to lock twice...
     
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  13. Lakers4Life

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    Then you will definitely appreciate the swivel clamps.
     
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    You're going to be enjoying life just a little more in the near future. Congrats on your new purchase!
     
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    Agree, I've strung on both and the 1500 just feels better in my opinion.
     
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  16. themitchmann

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    I prefer the 1500, but you really can't go wrong with either.
     
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