Wise2086 vs Drop weight like Stringway ML 100

Discussion in 'Stringing Techniques / Stringing Machines' started by BlxTennis, Jul 3, 2012.

  1. BlxTennis

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    I have a lockout stringer right now. Thought about getting a Wise 2086 head for constant pull. However, it is a electronic device so it is bound to break down a few years down the road. Does it make sense to get something like Stringway ML 100 which is like an automatic CP and since it's all mechanical, it won't break down. Right?
     
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  2. Irvin

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    Sure nothing mechanical ever breaks down. LOL. You stand a good chance that if anything ever does break down it will be minor. But what is wrong with the crank?
     
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  3. Chotobaka

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    Wise+crank machine gives you a back-up. I think the Wise on a high quality crank machine (like the Gamma 6004) is a good way to go. Nice price/value/functionality middle ground. I do not like the display on the Wise in comparison to higher priced electronic machines, but it is a small trade-off. For a primary machine, this is the way I would go.
     
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  4. BlxTennis

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    Nothing especially watching some of your videos on how to mimic CP with crank. I am saying if I were(or anyone) to upgrade, doesn't that make more sense? It's easier to fix if mechanically break down then when WISE breaks down and out of warranty.
     
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  5. BigGriff

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    You can see my recent thread about my Wise dying on me. It just crapped as digital/electronic devices do and without warning but I have my manual crank as back up. It took me less than 10 minutes to remove the unit and box it up for repair and put the trusty crank back on.

    It just makes sense to have a back up.
     
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  6. BlxTennis

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    I already have a crank stringer. At one point I thought about replacing crank with the wise. However, for the reason like you and many other threads related to Wise, it seems to make sense to get a stringer like Stringway ML100 if one was thinking about a WISE.
     
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  7. BigGriff

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    Not much to go wrong on the ML100 because it is a drop weight machine. Approximately $1200 for a new machine vs $500 for the add on? I would go with the Wise. I like the functionality of the Wise with the foot pedal. The pre-stretch option is awesome.

    I was leaning towards the MS200 but then someone posted a recent thread about problems with tension settings. *sigh*

    I have strung a 1,000+ racquets with the Wise and it died. I guess that is pretty cost effective when I look at the big picture. The newer tension heads from Wise are supposed to be improved and come with a diablo.

    On a positive note they really do honor the warranty. They replaced a defective Wise no questions asked and it was at my door in a few days.

    Despite this most recent problem with my Wise I would make a purchase again. Don't shy away from the machine because it is a good addition to a crank.
     
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