I have been reading a LOT of the threads here, and I am trying to educate myself before jumping in to buy my first stringing machine. I would like to thank ALL of you for your inputs - very helpful. Reading about the drop weight machines and the extra time it takes to string, I am sure that I would like to get a "crank" machine. As my wife says: "you will not use it. For a few dollars, you will just take it to the pro shop". She is right. Since I've been reading so much "trash" about Eagnas, I just stop researching their web site. My heart was set on the Revo 4000, but as you know, they are not getting any machines for a while, so I narrowed it down to: SP Crump ($499), and MP Alpine 6600 ($529). As you can see, My budget is around $500 (+ shipping). Between my son and I, we will robably use the machine 3 times a month, and maybe more if he would like to make some extra cash, stringing for his friends. Any input on those 2 machine will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.