Wise 2086 Electronic Tension Head

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  1. kinsella

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    John Kinsella
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  2. Power Game

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    I think you will have a hard time finding one of these. Perhaps you can contact Herb Wise and see if he has some used ones.
     
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  3. Steve Huff

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    John, seriously, I think I'd buy a new one this time. The earliest models had some longevity problems. The problem was fixed apparently a few years back. You really don't want to get hold of one of the earlier ones, and I think Wise's warranty makes it a good idea to put out the $600 for the new one. I have one, and really like it. It takes a few dozen string jobs to get used to if you don't already have an electronic machine, but it does speed up the stringing a bit after a few rackets.
     
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  4. moosryan

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    i believe theyre down to 495
     
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  5. Power Game

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    Yes they are..
     
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  6. kinsella

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    Thanks for the thoughtful feedback. I guess I am wondering how I justify $500 on my 65-70 string jobs a year. I do like toys and my favorites are electronic and sports related, which the 2086 is both.
     
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  7. Gaines Hillix

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    John, I know what you mean...but, you are still saving at least $10 per racquet and the Wise head makes stringing easier and more enjoyable and it's hard to put a value on that :) .
     
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  8. Steve Huff

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    Plus, your buddies may see this and think "wow, and electric stringer". Your stringing business may double or triple
     
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  9. Power Game

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    That's one of the reasons I got it. People are impressed with an electric stringer.
     
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  10. hummer23

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    is it actually accurate?
     
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  11. matchpoints

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    there's one on **** right now....
     
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  12. kinsella

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    The LAST thing I want is more stringing business. I string for personal satisfaction and the convenience it brings. I string friends racquets so my friends get better service and string/tension advice than they usually get at shops.

    I charge $10 over the string so that I don't take the bread out of the mouth of people trying to make a living doing this. I would hate for the commercial stringers to go out of business.

    My interest in the 2086 is based on it being FUN to have a fancy tool.
     
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  13. Power Game

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    That's a good reason, maybe you should consider bidding on the one on **** (i'm not affiliated at with it..).
     
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