I am going to buy a klippermate machine although the Gamma x-2 looks much better. I also thought about the ATS Super Stringer 2 but the plastic clamps turned me off. Both the Gamma and the ATS (made by Gamma) have a ratchet action which I have been informed is lacking on the Klippermate. Can this be put on the Klipp, what are the advantages of this? If anyone wants to dissuade me form buying the klippermate do so now or forever hold your peace. The Gamma looks so much better!!!!!