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Old 08-30-2012, 10:34 AM   #6
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Champaign, Illinois
Posts: 354

I followed the same path as Irvin: had a serviceable Eagnas, added a Wise, and then bought a Gamma 6004. Now everything is great.

My Eagnas frustrated me because it was built with pretty sloppy tolerances. After I fixed the wobbling turntable and rebuilt the clamp bases, it functioned pretty well. My experience was akin to buying an older used car: the up-front cost is low, but you have to go into it expecting to find things in need of repair.

That's a sample size of one (older) Eagnas machine, so it might not be relevant to the machine you're planning to get.

Still, my advice would be to save up for a Gamma or Alpha machine. It sounds like you'll string enough to justify a more expensive machine given enough time.
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