I suppose if I go the route of the Wise combination I could just get a decent crank portable and add the wise later. Who makes the best clamps on a portable? I used to have an eagnas that was great, but the clamps were so far from the string bed that when you would clamp down, and then release the tension head the clamp would have too much horizontal play and that would kill me on the tie off. And all these machines seem to have the same type of clamping systems. The true tension had glide bars that were about 6 " under the string bed. Does anybody make a decent table top with glide bars?
Portability isn't a factor, I just need the machine to be small enough to tuck away when not in use.