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pauliewa 12-07-2012 01:35 PM

Neos 1000 v 1500
 
Have read up on this but still can't decide. Is it worth the $200 for the improved clamping and portability?

Lakers4Life 12-07-2012 03:49 PM

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.

sstchur 12-07-2012 06:02 PM

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.

Rabbit 12-07-2012 06:19 PM

Yeah, it's worth the $200, better brake is worth it alone.

Lakers4Life 12-07-2012 07:31 PM

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Originally Posted by sstchur (Post 7052242)
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.

Steve, when did you get the 8800? I remember your tirade about your old MP.

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Originally Posted by Rabbit (Post 7052265)
Yeah, it's worth the $200, better brake is worth it alone.

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.

sstchur 12-07-2012 10:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Lakers4Life (Post 7052337)
Steve, when did you get the 8800? I remember your tirade about your old MP.

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.

Lakers4Life 12-07-2012 10:44 PM

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Originally Posted by sstchur (Post 7052451)
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.

That's cool business is picking up. Have you thought of swapping the turntables between the two machines?

Sorry for hijacking the thread. :)

sstchur 12-08-2012 08:49 AM

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Originally Posted by Lakers4Life (Post 7052479)
That's cool business is picking up. Have you thought of swapping the turntables between the two machines?

Sorry for hijacking the thread. :)

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 :-)

pauliewa 12-09-2012 02:47 PM

About to pull the trigger on the 1500! Can't wait to have a solid machine. Thanks for the help, guys.

Lakers4Life 12-09-2012 03:22 PM

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.

pauliewa 12-09-2012 05:47 PM

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...

Tennishacker 12-09-2012 07:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Lakers4Life (Post 7054938)
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.

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

Lakers4Life 12-09-2012 07:13 PM

Then you will definitely appreciate the swivel clamps.

COPEY 12-09-2012 08:31 PM

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Originally Posted by pauliewa (Post 7055149)
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...

You're going to be enjoying life just a little more in the near future. Congrats on your new purchase!

Roger Wawrinka 12-12-2012 01:03 PM

Agree, I've strung on both and the 1500 just feels better in my opinion.

themitchmann 12-12-2012 03:23 PM

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


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