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04-22-2012, 09:10 AM
This deals mainly with where I should place my Alpha Pioneer machine. I don't really have a permanent place to string so I just use the kitchen table for now, but I'm looking for a more permanent table. What do you guys reccommend putting a heavy stringer on? I saw they have these 30 dollar plastic fold out tables at wal-mart but I wasn't sure if it would support 60lbs or so. Any tips or advice? Thanks!

04-22-2012, 09:32 AM
Check the spring yard sales for a kitchen/microwave cart. I've been using mine for years after switching from a Home Depot-type utility/storage cart. Light oak finish makes the m/w cart look a bit more 'furniture-like' but not as techy as the 'garage-gray' utility cart.

Even going back to the early '90s, we used our Pioneer III on a kitchen cart...perfect size, bit of storage and easy to move when needed.

I wouldn't trust anything flimsy to the rigors of stringing and moving about. Good luck...there are a few threads about stringing cart suggestions if you do some digging.

04-22-2012, 09:41 AM
There is a thread on this already that has pages upon pages of possibilities.


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04-22-2012, 12:07 PM
Yes. Kitchen/micro cart from target or Wally world does nicely for me. Then you have a nice-ish cabinet for string and parts underneath.

05-30-2012, 03:37 PM
I've been slacking on looking for tables... but do you think this is an appropriate table to put a pioneer dc plus on?


Kitchen carts are quite expensive and I can actually get this for $25.

05-31-2012, 08:27 AM
I got mine for about that price on craigslist. looks like that will do fine. Its only 40 lbs.

05-31-2012, 12:33 PM
I use a folding card table for mine:
http://lh6.googleusercontent.com/public/7EO1VvSjknMrrfWEhbkNY78kvUeVC3QDGcwDwxHv-7xF4dO6Sra9Li-rcFhxqQiFSoD3TDxv0ZW04FRX9GkF0BUZBsWncFCQ1eGyMDXEo _GcAHmORkBBtaGkfU7QbbruFNmgluTngtybH8RY1owss6NkRn9 cGSEMub4mOvIOPRmkD2Id10c58Zfg1R1LYoN2lNweu7uC4FDid 1GD04k9CmU8wL_538i56JNUjgsPvUFLcMaHJLJ73pTwtfV4FnS VbpW7hby7EQYEpL3wWKlowXe1OzM7S-cYx0kIa90o6uc

The table supports the stringer easily and is light enough to move where ever I want and also easy to store when not in use.

I also put anti slip material that is used under rugs on wood floors so the stringer wont move:
http://lh5.googleusercontent.com/public/6yCeUTafw_X9AHErlpSHP3BIfOcYaJaMLT6NChCYWknLAipGD5 3gi_yU1GeTlW92hZWJhWn8Ejbyk5zpjbvtMjjdAQS3Y8AIRK4x BkzkuUbEuvYXTSqMPVzdps06UV-OwvPjzpXb-Ozm1EudgOBLU9OpcpFQJeB5ugxAoN_D3lVVZF0Iv06qqg

The specs on most tables like this state that it can hold up to 300lbs. I like it b/c I can put all my tools and strings out that I need and have easy access.

hope this helps

05-31-2012, 03:11 PM
I debated on buying a foldout table like that, however I couldn't find the weight it supported printed on the table, so I decided not to take any chances.

06-05-2012, 10:04 PM
Have you thought about using a rolling media cart, you know those with the wheels and are made of dark plastic. It will give you ample storage!


06-05-2012, 11:23 PM
I usually just put mine on this 250-year-old Chippendale table: