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    Default found a cheap wind-up stand for scanner

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    Be careful - you get what you pay for with stands. We bought a cheap stand, and curse it every time we use it....
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    I would always recomend powerdrive wind ups, cost a bit more, but will last a lifetime,

    Also, they do a compact range, with a minimum hight around 1.3m i think, this is a real help if trying to lift a big old RGB onto it!!

    The cheap stands arnt cost effective if your pride and joy laser falls to the ground.

    thats just my 2 cents

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    gotta be careful with those!!!

    if you are doing beam targeting i WOULD NOT use a stand like this! (TRUST ME!! ) been there, done that...wouldnt do it again! too much vibrations and not very sturdy. it only took about 10 minutes before my 45 minutes of aiming became out of whack! GRRR!!!! lol. especially if youre projecting relatively longer distances. if youre doing closer up graphics, they may work ok.

    -GLL

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    AC ? Link please ?

    Alos andy theres cheap stands on ebay 30 for basic and 60 for winch type ... do a search for "lighting stand winch up or " wind up "

    The one jem had at meet was best quilty i have seen , but i think he said it was 250 ... depending on uses its a lot of cash ... i aint had any probs yet with the cheapos , seem to do the job

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    Manfrotto stands are niice
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    The PowerDrive stands are rock solid. O.K., so they're a bit more expensive than others, but there's no chance of them being knocked over even when it's fully extended to 3.5 mtrs.

    Think about it, your projector has cost a whole load of money, do you really want to save few quid on a stand that's not up to the job? It was Andy at AC Lasers that recommended this stand to me and believe me they are GOOD !

    I'll be bringing it to the next UK meet again, so if you can wait until then...

    Jem

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    http://www.mypowerdrive.com/asp/news/news.asp

    i carnt remember the actual one i got, but they will have one to suit your needs

    Andy

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    I use 2 stands with cranks and never had any problems with them. Well they are not cheap. About 400$ each. (4meter lift I think) I have no idea who makes them but they are very heavy (50 meter run with one in each hand - have to take 2 short breaks) and very stable. So I guess don't waist your money on cheap stuff. Get a good ones.

    PS. Mine look very similar to of mypowerdrive.
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