O.K. I've been an advocate for my ITL 950 code machine for many years now, but the old girl is getting on (10 years +) and even though she cuts to perfection, she is becoming moody and unreliable. Mother board prob's, as well as sticky micro switches & power control issues etc etc, (second trip down to Brisbane for repairs in 12 months). For the past few weeks I have had to use a plastic 'rap' hammer to persuade her to start & stop. I get the impression that most of the guys on this NG use HPC 1200 / Blitz machines. I've never used one, and just wonder if I would be taking a 'backward' step in buying one, instead of going for another ITL 950. The price difference between the two is not that much. Are they a pain in the arse to set up?, cards to find, cutting wheels to swap around, etc, as with the ITL 950, I can knock out a key to code from start to finish in around 10 seconds (if the ITL # is known). I value your opinions !
17 years ago