Continuous pull machine vs Klippermate

Discussion in 'Strings' started by Bama'sBest, Mar 16, 2004.

  1. Bama'sBest

    Bama'sBest Rookie

    Feb 24, 2004
    Could someone explain what the resulting difference would be between identical string jobs (string/tension/frame) on these two types of stringing machines? Thanks
  2. Gaines Hillix

    Gaines Hillix Hall of Fame

    Feb 11, 2004
    BB, a Klippermate is a continuous pull machine. One can debate whether continuous pull and eletronic constant pull are the same thing, but it's clear that a drop weight doesn't stop pulling when the reference tension is reached like a crank machine does. Drop weight machines with flying clamps lose more tension because of twisting and slippage in the clamps than an electronic constant pull machine with fixed clamps.
  3. predrag

    predrag Professional

    Feb 18, 2004
    Ann Arbor, MI
    Klippermate is continuous pull machine. No question. Gravity is always there :)
    Laserfibre likes to stress that their machines are
    constant pull, because of the construction where the pulling force
    does not depend on the angle of the dropweight lever.

    However, I think that with Klippermate, you do have increasing
    tension when you tension the string, but in the balancing position,
    hopefully horizontal +/- 5 degrees you have 99.6% of the
    maximum tension. For all practical purposes, that is a contstant pull, in that range.

    Regards, Predrag

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