Originally Posted by tbuggle
to be honest, i think fan pattern rackets are few and far between (although I'm sure there are some places....).
as such, i wouldn't buy a machine based on that unless you KNOW you are gonna be stringing them alot.
nonetheless, I'd still get swivel bases. but there is something to be said for glide bar clamps!!!
If you ever plan to do any ATW patterns you may be doing a clamp dance if you have glidebars. If you have long glide bars that span the width of the racket a 2 piece 50/50 is easier. Single action glide bar clamps are faster.