Best Loft & Lie Machine

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Once and for all, what is the best loft and lie machine? I know Mitchell is the standard, but some tour van guys told me in the spring that there was some new machine in development in Australia that would be the best on the market by far. And what about the Golf Instruments machine? Their shaft puller is the best by far. Also, Fourteen used to have what looked like a very high tech (and no doubt wildly expensive) machine on their website, but it's not there anymore. What does everyone think?
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  • JohnnyJohnny Get Kwok'd Charter Members Posts: 8,706 ✭✭
    I have a mitchell loft/lie and shaft puller... they work great ..no problem using either. Dont know about the other brands...always wanted a Mitchell

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  • ArnieArnie Arnie Members Posts: 426 ✭✭
    IMG5 wrote on Jul 29 2005, 02:41 PM:
    Once and for all, what is the best loft and lie machine?  I know Mitchell is the standard, but some tour van guys told me in the spring that there was some new machine in development in Australia that would be the best on the market by far.  And what about the Golf Instruments machine?  Their shaft puller is the best by far.  Also, Fourteen used to have what looked like a very high tech (and no doubt wildly expensive) machine on their website, but it's not there anymore.  What does everyone think?
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    Although not as well known but the best machine I've found is the MR3 "True Blue" from MR3golfdesigns.

    The machine will bend irons, woods AND putters right or left hand accurate and fast to use. Top quality. Don't let the low price fool you! image/clapping.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':idhitit:' />
  • stage1350stage1350 If you stand for nothing, you'll fall for anything. Members Posts: 10,238 ✭✭
    The Mitchell Steelclub plus model will do anything and it built like a battleship.



    For irons, however, they irons-only model seems to be a little more of an efficient design. I've worked both machines and am a little quicker on the irons only model.



    It's worth the extra time being able to to bend woods and putters as well.
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  • TexanTexan Members Posts: 80
    IMG5 wrote on Jul 29 2005, 12:41 PM:
    Once and for all, what is the best loft and lie machine?  I know Mitchell is the standard, but some tour van guys told me in the spring that there was some new machine in development in Australia that would be the best on the market by far.  And what about the Golf Instruments machine?  Their shaft puller is the best by far.  Also, Fourteen used to have what looked like a very high tech (and no doubt wildly expensive) machine on their website, but it's not there anymore.  What does everyone think?
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    I have a Mitchell Steelclub Plus, Steelclub Putter, and Mitchell Shaft puller. I have never seen a better or more durable machine. Maybe someone makes one. Is so, it is a heck of a machine. image/russian_roulette.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':clapping:' />
  • gcagca Members Posts: 7
    IMG5 wrote on Jul 29 2005, 12:41 PM:
    Once and for all, what is the best loft and lie machine?  I know Mitchell is the standard, but some tour van guys told me in the spring that there was some new machine in development in Australia that would be the best on the market by far.  And what about the Golf Instruments machine?  Their shaft puller is the best by far.  Also, Fourteen used to have what looked like a very high tech (and no doubt wildly expensive) machine on their website, but it's not there anymore.  What does everyone think?
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    That'll be the one from Eldo Engineering that Taylor Made are now using. AWESOME machine... DAM expensive! I have one of their non-expensive model, its great!
  • LegacyUserLegacyUser Guests Posts: 0
    I used to get by with the golfsmith machine, but now have the Mitchell. The Steelclub Plus is the model I have. I cannot see myself using anything else.



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  • Nelson ANelson A Members Posts: 99
    always have been a mitchell user!!! buy the best!!
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    Mitchell here as well. Picked it up on this sight barely used for a great price.
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  • Tee 2 Green Custom GolfTee 2 Green Custom Golf Members Posts: 58 ✭✭
    MR3 True Blue....3 years, no problems. The way they have their needle and scale designed you can easily read 1/2 gram increments (if you wanted).



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  • NessismNessism To measure is to know... Members Posts: 18,343 ✭✭


    MR3 True Blue....3 years, no problems. The way they have their needle and scale designed you can easily read 1/2 gram increments (if you wanted).



    Anthony

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    1/2 gram? Thought this discussion was about loft and lie machines? You mean 1/2 degree?
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  • hplhpl Lefty Members Posts: 225 ✭✭
    Arnie wrote:

    IMG5 wrote on Jul 29 2005, 02:41 PM:
    Once and for all, what is the best loft and lie machine? I know Mitchell is the standard, but some tour van guys told me in the spring that there was some new machine in development in Australia that would be the best on the market by far. And what about the Golf Instruments machine? Their shaft puller is the best by far. Also, Fourteen used to have what looked like a very high tech (and no doubt wildly expensive) machine on their website, but it's not there anymore. What does everyone think?
    »



    Although not as well known but the best machine I've found is the MR3 "True Blue" from MR3golfdesigns.

    The machine will bend irons, woods AND putters right or left hand accurate and fast to use. Top quality. Don't let the low price fool you! image/clapping.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':clapping:' />


    I have one and I totally agree.
  • SushiyoshiSushiyoshi Members Posts: 1,180 ✭✭
    lol 7 year old thread bump



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  • borkerborker Members Posts: 670 ClubWRX
    This made me think, are these machines needing regular calibration? Or is there a variance in how accurate they are to each other?



    I had my lie adjusted on my 8i three weeks ago at Golf Galaxy (he used some cheap looking golfworks unit). A few days later I was at a club-builder and he put a few of my irons in his Mitchell machine. One of them was that 8i and it was 1/2 degree "off" from what GG adjusted it to. I suppose it could have changed slightly from the range session in between?
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  • Tee 2 Green Custom GolfTee 2 Green Custom Golf Members Posts: 58 ✭✭
    Oops,



    My mistake...Yes, 1/2 degree.



    Anthony

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  • jasonnj1978jasonnj1978 Members Posts: 868 ✭✭
    Lots of threads out there but it seems like you get guys who say go with Mitchell or go with MR3 True Blue.



    What you really need to pay attention to though are the ones who have used both. I think what you'll find is that if someone has used a Mitchell in the past but tried out a True Blue they would opt for the TB if they had to buy another one. I have never heard someone say that they would give up their TB for a Mitchell.



    Buy a mitchell bending bar though!!
  • gqjeffgqjeff Members Posts: 1,614 ✭✭
    Mitchell adj bar with the MR3.. I have used both and for the price the MR3 wins out easily.. I was using a mitchell digital before the true blue also..
  • slicktryslicktry @meximenno Members Posts: 2,539 ✭✭
    As Jeff said...True Blue all the way. Makes Mitchell look silly. It's that good!



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  • pccasstpropccasstpro Members Posts: 1,169
    As a long time Mitchell user , I have to be honest and say the True Blue MR3 is making me think twice about a future investment !!
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  • Howard JonesHoward Jones Members Posts: 8,530 ✭✭
    Mitchell Signature for irons, wedges, hybrids and woods ...do i need another ? Dont think so :-)

    Mitchell Tour Gauge for putters
  • jasonnj1978jasonnj1978 Members Posts: 868 ✭✭


    Mitchell Signature for irons, wedges, hybrids and woods ...do i need another ? Dont think so :-)

    Mitchell Tour Gauge for putters




    No doubt those are nice as they should be:



    Mitchell Signature for irons, wedges, hybrids and woods = $1700

    Mitchell Tour Gauge for putters = $1000



    MR3 True Blue = $1,075



    The TB is just more cost effective and does a wonderful job and is accurate for measuring.
  • stachoajstachoaj Cincinnati, OHMembers Posts: 306 ✭✭
    Thread bump to see is anything new and great has come along in the last 6 years lol
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  • VA_AstraVA_Astra ClubWRX Posts: 1,860 ✭✭
    After using the MR3 for years, I bought my own Mitchell...its been 8 years now and still the best machine out there!



    What I didnt like about the True Blue was having to change pins for each iron. The Mitchell just makes it easy.
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  • RookieBlue7RookieBlue7 Members Posts: 13,157 ✭✭
    Love my MR3. Had a Mitchell and went to True Blue
  • sixtysevensixtysevensixtysevensixtyseven Members Posts: 2,028
    Texan wrote:

    IMG5 wrote on Jul 29 2005, 12:41 PM:
    Once and for all, what is the best loft and lie machine? I know Mitchell is the standard, but some tour van guys told me in the spring that there was some new machine in development in Australia that would be the best on the market by far. And what about the Golf Instruments machine? Their shaft puller is the best by far. Also, Fourteen used to have what looked like a very high tech (and no doubt wildly expensive) machine on their website, but it's not there anymore. What does everyone think?
    »

    I have a Mitchell Steelclub Plus, Steelclub Putter, and Mitchell Shaft puller. I have never seen a better or more durable machine. Maybe someone makes one. Is so, it is a heck of a machine. image/russian_roulette.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':russian_roulette:' />




    I've had a SteelClub Plus for probably 15 years and I can't imagine how they could improve upon it. It's efficient and bulletproof.
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    +1 for true blue

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  • BlazinPondBlazinPond Huge gear guy, subpar golfer Maple Grove, MNMembers Posts: 220 ✭✭
    Glad this old thread got bumped...



    I'm looking for a loft/lie machine and quality is important to me.



    Looks like True Blue by MR3...

    http://www.mr3golfdesigns.com/product/true-blue-loft-lie/



    Any other input prior to purchasing?



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  • sixtysevensixtysevensixtysevensixtyseven Members Posts: 2,028
    BlazinPond wrote:


    Glad this old thread got bumped...



    I'm looking for a loft/lie machine and quality is important to me.



    Looks like True Blue by MR3...

    http://www.mr3golfde...-blue-loft-lie/



    Any other input prior to purchasing?



    Thanks!




    I know the guys at a really high volume shop who went from a Mitchell to the TrueBlue. They bend tons of irons every day and they would kill if the big boss would let them have their Mitchell back.



    I don't know about the long-term quality of the TrueBlue but I've bent a couple sets on one and I feel the Mitchell is much more efficient but that's probably because I've got so much experience on the Mitchell.



    I've bent thousands of sets on my SteelClub over the years and the things looks and performs like the day I got it. Like I said the thing is efficient and bulletproof.
  • lbhitterlbhitter BadaPing BadaBing Members Posts: 1,176 ✭✭
    I have owned 3 x Mitchell SteelClub Angle machines over the past 20yrs, and they are well made. Never had an issue, and you can bend an entire set rather quickly.



    That said, if you are just a hobbyist I recommend you spend less on the bending machine and ensure you purchase quality bending bars and a good Golf Club Gauge. Personally, I don't think any of these machines measure to the level of accuracy intended because getting a good reading relies too much on how you set the club. I have found that it is much easier to bend in the Steelclub, and then check the measurement with a good Club Gauge.



    Just my 2 cents.....



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