which manchine- gamma X-ELS or 6500 ELS

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  1. zak00716

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    i think i might look into either of these two, I know the 6500 ELS is better, but is it worth the $700 price jump?
     
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    oops, i meant the X-ES, not els
     
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  3. Zhou

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    I vote neither. I would spend $300 more for 5800 ELS because it is a linear pull instead of rotational.
     
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    oops blanked out part is *************
     
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  6. Zhou

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    Yes but IMO unless you are going to start a real business, I would not recommend more than a Prince Neos.
     
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    yeah I would probley string for a few other people (family and friends), but not a business...... but I want a good and fast electric machine.....
     
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    I would not spend that much money period on a stringer unless you are starting a business or can shell out 3k for a Star 5. I am buying an Apex II but will be stringing for others but not starting a business.
     
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    apex 2 is crank right? anyway moneys isnt that big of an issue for me...... so whats the difference between linear and rotational pull
     
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  10. LttlElvis

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    Given equal machines, I would always choose linear over rotational pull. Linear grips and pulls the string in straight line. Rotional grabs and pulls the string around a rotational grip. More bending and kinking of the string is likely with a rotational grip.
     
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  11. LttlElvis

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    $700 price difference due to stand, and higher quality mounting, table and bases. With experience you can probably get the same job. You are paying for the higher quality mounting, table, clamp mounts and ease at which you can do a job. GammaTech can probably give you the details of the machines.
     
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  12. zak00716

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    ok I will probabley save up for the 5800 ELS then.... thanks for all your help!
     
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    Hopefully this will help with your decision making.

    X-Es

    1. Table top (available stand).
    2. Quick Action base clamps.
    3. Quick Mount arms.
    4. Mechanical tension adjustment.
    5. Two Drawers in the base.
    6. Extruded aluminum base
    5800Els
    1. Floor stand included.
    2. Quick Action base clamps.
    3. Quick Mount arms.
    4. Digital controlled tension.
    5. Two drawers in the base.
    6. Extruded aluminum base
    6500Es
    1. Floor stand included.
    2. Quick Action base clamps.
    3. Self centering turntable with Suspension Mounting arms.
    4. Mechanical tension adjustment.
    5. Aluminum frame with FRP cover
    all models
    • same base clamps
    • mostly same tools
    • foot pedal
    most of this info can be found in a table in the GAMMA or ATS catalog for comparing the all the machines.

    bret
     
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    thanks Gamma Tech....so yeah I will be saving up for the 5800 ELS then.
     
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