Help spot the differences

Discussion in 'Stringing Techniques / Stringing Machines' started by Mazilla2219, Oct 6, 2008.

  1. Mazilla2219

    Mazilla2219 Rookie

    Oct 2, 2008
    I am fairly new to stringing and would like to buy a crank tension machine with the possibility of upgrading to an electronic constant tensioner (Wise 2086 or another attachment). Right now I am looking between the Eagnas flex 840 or the combo 810. I didn't see any reviews for the two machines. I was wondering if anyone knew the differences between the 2 machines other than the base and price. TIA.
  2. LttlElvis

    LttlElvis Professional

    Dec 2, 2005
    Combo 810:
    • Thicker table
    • spring assisted clamp base
    Flex 840:
    • Thinner table
    • cone lock clamp base
    They use the same type clamps, tensioning system, and brake system. For only a $60 difference, the Combo 810 is a better buy. You will get the same stringing results, but the spring assisted base is a little easier, and the thicker table looks more durable. (Although you probably shouldn't have any trouble with the thinner table.)
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2008
  3. b0oMeR

    b0oMeR Rookie

    Aug 10, 2008
    Go with a Revo 4000, You cant go wrong :D
  4. jim e

    jim e Hall of Fame

    Aug 4, 2007
    Eagnas has had a # of customer service issues, and if you get a bad machine you could be in for a problem. There is an Alpha on the big auction site, at what seems a reasonable buy it now price. Used machines do come up every so often, and as you realise, a wise can be a good update. Good luck on whatever you decide.

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