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Pinkskunk
10-19-2010, 10:52 AM
Hi guys

i just picked up this used stringer with 6 points mounting. the rotational plane has a little play (the plane is shown similar to the one shown in link).

is this plays normal? just a little, maybe 1/8 or 1/4" max.

http://www.eagnas.com/maxgen1/c90ms.html

Pinkskunk
10-19-2010, 10:53 AM
i would say 1/16 or 1/8 max, most definately not 1/4"

struggle
10-19-2010, 11:29 AM
i would say 1/16 or 1/8 max, most definately not 1/4"

likely normal on an eagnas. i have a combo 910 that does have a very small amount of play (didn't measure it, but looks less than 1/8", likely closer to 1/16th). i consider that acceptable/negligable, others might not. the machine does not feel sloppy and pulls tension just fine.

yes, a better "bearing" could likely remove most of any noticeable "wobble".
as it is, i don't notice mine at all when stringing, so don't worry about it.

Pinkskunk
10-19-2010, 02:03 PM
thanks Tbuggle

mad dog1
10-19-2010, 02:24 PM
assuming you picked up an eagnas combo 910 or flex 940 equivalent, the turntable wobble you're experiencing is normal. there are a few eagnas models with a bearing mounted turntable that don't have this wobble.

Pinkskunk
10-19-2010, 02:27 PM
are you saying other similar models (turnable) does not wobble?

mad dog1
10-19-2010, 02:37 PM
the turntable on the prince neos 1000 does not wobble nor does the turntable of a gamma machine.

Pinkskunk
10-19-2010, 02:46 PM
ok thanks. for the price i paid i should be happy i guess.

mad dog1
10-19-2010, 02:51 PM
should be fine as long as you're able to get consistent stringing results from your machine. i found it difficult to get consistent results and therefore chose to upgrade to the neos and gamma machines. glad i did.

struggle
10-19-2010, 03:30 PM
ok thanks. for the price i paid i should be happy i guess.


don't sweat it. almost any "bearing" will have a small amount of play too.
they have to be able to move. some tolerances are much tighter than others, but i'd say unless it seems sloppy you should be fine. if it worries you at a particular time you can use your table brake for added stability.

this is not to discount the fact that a finer machine would be expected to have less "wobble"/tighter tolerances, but we're not talking about the space shuttle here.

in a physical sense, i can't see how it would affect the tensioning/clamping of a string. granted, nicer is always nicer.

ever re-packed a wheel bearing? if so, you'll get my drift.

Pinkskunk
10-20-2010, 01:34 AM
Tbuggle, i hear you man, 100%.