Best Entry Level Stringer for Stringing Polys

Discussion in 'Stringing Techniques / Stringing Machines' started by snoopy, Oct 21, 2010.

  1. snoopy

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    I don't need to string many racquets, maybe 20 a year. However when I do string, I primarily use polys.

    I know it's possible to string polys on the X-2, Klippermate, and String Pal.

    Is one machine easier to string poly on than another?

    Should I look at different machines?

    Thanks.
     
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  2. Radicalized

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    I have the X-2. I have no problem with polys.
     
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  3. Dgpsx7

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    same, I use MSV Hex 1.10 with no issues.
     
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  5. Power Player

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    String pal works perfect here.
     
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  7. snoopy

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    PowerPlayer, how is the StringPal holding up?

    The Stringpal seems to be the perfect compromise between the Klippermate and the X-2.

    The Klippermate has better clamps but no ratchet and the X-2 has a ratchet but cruddy clamps.

    The stringpal seems like a nice little machine since it has a linear gripper,a ratchet mechanism, and metal clamps. But I've read about problems with the base bending and I read that the clamps aren't neccessarily all that great.
     
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  8. pyrokid

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    I've got a silent partner swing here and love it.

    Not a linear gripper but that hasn't caused any problems after the first 20 or so jobs, and the thing is built like a tank... the base is made of something like 1/2 inch steel, everything moves really well, the ratchet is completely silent and smooth, semi-six point mounting... I love it.
     
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  9. GPB

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    Yeah, count me in for a Swing.

    My comment about stringing polys is that I use my ratchet/clutch a LOT for poly string jobs. It's a nice crutch to have :)
     
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  10. snoopy

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    Unfortunately the SP Swing no longer is an option since it's not available on SP's website. The Eagnas knock-off version of the swing is a possibility but then you have to take into account all the bad experiences people have had with Eagnas.
     
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  11. aussie

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    No probs with the Klippermate - Wison Enduro Tour & Mono, SPPP, Kirsb'um Competition, Big Banger Original, Topspin Cyberflash, Genesis Heptonic (my fav poly btw) and others I've forgotten about.
     
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  12. topanlego

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    String Pal works great. I've strung SG, Poly, and NG. No problems yet. The it comes with are good. A suggestion is to get the Swingway triple clamp as they are good for those crosses that the head/throat that are wide apart.
     
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  13. Power Player

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    I have had no problems with the base, but the clamps were ok. I still use them, but I bought some stringway clamps. What makes the string pal really good is the gripper. It is just really fast and easy to use once you figure it out.

    I am so used to stringing poly now that when I string up a soft string, it takes longer because I am not used to the stretching!
     
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