Anyone own a TENEX stringing machine?

Discussion in 'Stringing Techniques / Stringing Machines' started by HT, Mar 3, 2004.

  1. HT

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    I was supposed to wait for Tim from Laserfibre to call me when the new stock of ECO comes in, but now approaching 15 days and he said maybe another 10 days before he even gets the shipment. I've been keeping an eye on **** and found a mint condition TENEX machine similar to the GAMA 602 FC. But this machine had 2 single action fixed clamps and made of all metal ( a kind of mix between the ektenlon and gamma). I ended up paying much much less than what I would have paid for the Laserfibre. I'd appreciate some feedback on the experiences with this machine.
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    HT
     
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  2. HT

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    TENEX=GAMMA

    Did my first string job on a PS 6.0 85 on the Tenex machine. It went so smooth, especially with the dual slid clamps. The last time I strung my racquet was on a Eagnas Hawk 80. It's was labor intensive compare to this machine. The seller of the machine told me that TENEX was bought up by GAMMA.

    If anyone have a similar system with the dual slid clamps. Can you please tell me how to use both slide clamps for the crosses without the the outside-glider supports bumping into each other? Right know I'm using only one of the clamps to do the cross. Could this affect the tension of the string?

    Here are pictures of what it looks like.

    [http://www.geocities.com/hienster/Tenexstringmachine2.jpg][http://www.geocities.com/hienster/Tenexstringmachine.jpg]
     
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    I have been stringing with a tenet since the 80's. Never had a problem, easy to calibrate, and the clamps are still good although I need to tighten them on occasion; Solid purchase. As far as the stringing, I hybrid string my racquets and thus never have an issue with the sliding clamps as I do the racquet in two parts. I used to also use a drop weight stringer as well and thus have used floating clamps with the tenex, but I busted one and went back to the sliding. You could go with floating if you are really worried about it they are fairly cheap to get.
     
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    You're new based on your message count (#59). Just telling you that you should look at the date of the message before responding since you did respond to a thread that was over 7 years old. o_O
     
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    thanks esgee for calling me (the rookie) out....I usually have caught on to the date but I was directed from another site I was looking at and didn't review the date thinking it was current. Oh well, not the end of the world
     
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  6. Wes

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    7? Really like 11+
     
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  7. Nacho

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    He must have posted that 4 years ago ;)
     
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