So, after looking at this used Solus, I decided not to get it. It was a little more beat up than I expected and it didn't seem to work very well or at least not how I thought it should.
I've decided to bite the bullet and get a really good, brand new portable. There's a lot of good talk about the Jaguar and Nautilus Extreme. I like the lower weight of the Jag as I work alone most of the time. Besides the weight, are there any advantages of one over the other?
I've looked at the Jag packages at Magic Wand, and trying to decide if the bigger package is worth it. For an additional $1200 I can get a 6000 watt generator and a 2000 watt electric heater. I've heard about the limitations of the electric heat. Or should I do without heat in the beginning and get a gas heater when I can afford it? I have a crb to pre-agitate with.
I'd appreciate any advice!
My " two cents " . I have watched video of this machine or other model being made and pictures of the insides .
Straight up . The attention to detail and the quality of these machines is exceptional is this age of " throw away " junk that's put out there . I honestly can't remember anyone who owns a Jag or anything else Ed Valentine makes coming on here doing ANYTHING but praising the machine .
There are occasions when a generator comes in handy .
As far as electric heat is concerned I think you would be better served waiting and getting a gas heater later .
Lots of guys are well served by the Harbor Freight generators and they're a lot less than that $1200 you would spend on the bigger package . Since I'm not a " fan " of the CRB (feeling they are very overpriced and do not measure up to other options )
I would sell it and buy a 175 . That's just me .
Can't say anything bad about the Nautilus because I've never seen one or used one . I hope someone chimes in here that has one and guides you .
Great believer in a saying from Warren Buffett.
" Price is what you pay . Quality is what you get . "
All the Best , Ed