Crank tension head, not working

Discussion in 'Stringing Techniques / Stringing Machines' started by morten, Apr 4, 2014.

  1. morten

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    Eagnas table top machine... How much does it cost? Too hard to repair...
     
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  2. struggle

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    contact eagnas. they'll sell you a new one.

    or perhaps tennis m a c h i n e s dot calm can help.
     
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  3. morten

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    Thanks, for me it is too hard to repair.. I dont know what is wrong, but the break does not set in...
     
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  4. morten

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    How much is it do you think? Eagnas Top 600T. .. A very basic table top machine...
     
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    call or e-mail eagnas. they will tell you how much.
     
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  6. Fearsome Forehand

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    If the crank is not under warrantly, I think you would be better off sending it to the stringing machine repair place in Missouri rather than sending it to Eagnas in the LA area.

    (800) 572-1055
     
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  7. morten

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    Thing is i live in northern Europe.... Thanks anyway
     
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    oh, try Pro's Pro machines.

    they sell the same machines, it seems, and i bet their tension head will work just fine.

    maybe they will fix it too, worth a try.
     
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    There has to be someone in your home country that services stringing machines.
    You would be better off dealing with someone locally then trying to deal with Eagnas in Los Angeles. If there is an Eagnas dealer in the EU, they might be able to help you out.
     
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  10. Irvin

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    Any crank will work it does not have to be Eagnas or Pro's Pro. If I am not mistaken a Wise would work too. DAH! Just kidding but there are many people that convert to a Wise tension head maybe one of them has an old crank tensioner sitting around.
     
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  11. morten

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    Thanks Irvin, i will try.. And no, in my country i dont think anyone can fix stringing machines...
     
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  12. Irvin

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    If there is a mechanical engineer in your country and you can show him how it should work he can probably build you one. If there is someone who is mechanically inclined they could probably fix it.

    I have never really looked at the tensioner itself but here is the jest of it. The gripper sits on top and as the tensioner is cranked backwards a catch is lifted by the string and the whole gripper assembly tilts forward. The lift that catch and a brake lever (for lack of the proper name pops out. That lever popping out engage the brake which probably has calipers that pinch the brake disk and stop the whole assembly from going any farther. It is all mechanical linkage and should not be too hard to figure out or repair. Take a closer look at it before you give up you may be surprised how simple it is.
     
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  13. morten

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    Thanks Irvin. I hope i can fix it myself as it has always worked fine, i think my kids may have touched it or something, and i started to adjust too many things without knowing what i did... Now the crank wont brake/stop after it has reached tension, it just goes back....
     
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  14. brianmch

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    I just got an Eagnas crank machine. Kind of a long story but it wasn't from a stringer. Missing lots of parts, etc. Cheap enough though.

    The crank mechanism wouldn't work but I found out that the tension dial was set to "0". DUH!!!!:oops: I also determined that a string needed to be gripped tightly by the tension head for it to work.

    I know that sounds remedial but that's my story.

    Good luck.
     
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    I helped a buddy with his same deal turned out there was a set screw on the break that came loose. He ended up calling eagnas and they walked him thru it. Sent pics and everything. Regardless what people say he got great customer service from them.
     
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    They were (victor) very good to me too. Still, not exactly the type of folks that will hold your hand like the folks at Gamma (and Alpha as I've heard here).
     
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