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abenguyen
08-24-2009, 01:54 PM
well first of all, I'd like to say I've been string with my klippermate for a long time now. it works perfect except the only thing i don't like is the floating clamps. I'm looking to possibly upgrade to a newer machine and was wondering what is the cheapest one out there with fixed clamps. can be table top, dropweight, whatever, as long it has fixed clamps which is all I'm worried about.

diredesire
08-24-2009, 02:51 PM
I say if you're going to upgrade, go for the gusto and get one with a nicer mounting system and perhaps a different tensioning system, unless you are A-OK with a DW. I'd prefer something with a linear gripper...

nvteleskier
08-24-2009, 03:41 PM
The Alpha Pioneer DC Plus is an excellent machine for the home stringer. It has fixed clamps, and the linear gripper works great. I get a real quality string job in about 40-45 minutes (no rush).

Sephiroth619
08-24-2009, 03:59 PM
Eagnas Flex 740 - $259.00

http://eagnas.com/jpg/fl740ba2.jpg

kashgotmoney
08-24-2009, 04:45 PM
http://mutualpower.net/Hercules680.htm

Sturdy Turn Table, Linear Gripper, 5 Year Warranty, Great customer Service unlike eagnas and 339$ plus shipping.

1st Seed
08-24-2009, 05:03 PM
SP HIP HOP,Lovin mine,built solid,good clamps,smooth table,Warranty,Good stable 6 point mounting,
out of stock till late August.When they do come in don't delay.Check it out,very consistent machine.

Take care, let us know what you grab.

abenguyen
08-24-2009, 06:22 PM
thanks everyone fro the recommendations. i'll look into each of those, however i'm kind of thinking that maybe I should save up for the time when I absolutely need a new stringer. now is kind of a really want mode for me, but classes just started at my university and i've still got alot of time ahead of me.

thanks again for the suggestions, and i'll let you guys know if i buy one soon