Hi guys, So I am wanting to get a stringing machine. Not just to save money in the long run, but it is also something I have wanted to be able to do for quite some time. After doing quite a lot of research, the idea of a manual machine + a Wise 2086 tension head sounds like a good setup. I wan't to start out with just the manual machine though. I'm leaning towards starting out with a dropweight machine, but my big question is between the two brands Pros Pro and Alpha. On this forum everyone praises the Alpha, and some people have been less than impressed with Pros Pro. When I look at the pictures of these two machines, it appears obvious that they are simply the same unit rebranded. Look at the mounting system for each. Virtually everything is exactly the same down to the shape of the fittings, the type of knobs, the yellow ascents on the mounts, the tool tray, the dropweight fittings, the exact shape of dropweight mount etc etc... The only difference appears to be the clamps, which I can always change. What makes the Alpha better than the Pros Pro if they appear to be exactly the same? I'd go an Alpha without question under normal circumstances, however I live in Australia and getting a Pros Pro would be significantly less expensive. Let me know your thoughts, thanks!