Originally Posted by diredesire
the value is largely dependent on the individual.
I agree with this.
Years ago (1960's-70's) , I strung with an old Serrano machine and I strung a great # of racquets back then. It did the job back then, but it was an antiquated machine.
Even though I do not string anywhere near the number I once did back then , Now I have a great machine that makes stringing so much of a pleasure, that in itself is hard to place a value on, and is very well worth it to me.So I agree with diredesire the value is dependant on the individual.
If you are happy with the way you are going with your machine then your all set.I will say, I really never heard of a stringer that upgraded to a better machine and regretted that decision.