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Discussion in 'Stringing Techniques / Stringing Machines' started by LttlElvis, Dec 18, 2006.

  1. wrxtotoro

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    The Eagnas staffs DO have communication/attitude problem. However, if you take a picture of the broken part and send it to them by email, they usually provide a email response with the pricing information (VERY brief but I am sure you can understand the reply email if you try.) within 24 hours. You know, a picture sometimes worth a thousand words...

    I contacted them three times before and I usually receive the replacement part within 2-3 days. However, some of their part do seems inferior in quality when compare to Gamma or Alpha. Eventually you got what you paid for...
     
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  2. gokou703

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    Did I miss something or did eagnas raise their prices? The eagnas 300 listed at $399. I swear it was a lower than that last time I checked.
     
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  3. dancraig

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    If you mean Eagnas 300, yes. They went up $50 a good while back.
     
  4. Lakers4Life

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    Eagnas has always had some wierd pricing. I do remember the EAG 300 going for $349. The Flash models (Gamma Prog clones) are priced higher than other models with similar features. There are usually 3 to 4 models with similar specs, but with slightly different prices.
     
  5. Blade0324

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    Flash 925 here for 2.5 years several hundred racquets done absolutely perfect. Added Wise unit and it's fantastic.
     
  6. barry

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    Small world! I purchased my 925 machine in February 2007 off the big auction site new for $470. With a Wise, it has worked flawlessly for over 1500 frames. I do clean it once in a while, but the cone lock clamps have worked perfect and the 3 tooth clamps have lasted much longer than I predicted.

    In 2 years, I never had to contact CS for anything.
     
  7. Blade0324

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    sounds exactly like my experience. I got mine from them in Cali directly and had it shipped to my home. Order process, shipping, machine all perfect. I love the 3 tooth clamps and only have to clean every so often. The Wise head was a perfect add on. The only way I will go away from this is if I somehow get very wealthy and can get a high end Babolat.
     
  8. shwetty[tennis]balls

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    910 Combo. 2 years, fantastic machinery. No problems, excellent buy.
     
  9. shwetty[tennis]balls

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    I agree with this in that it is a great machine. Mine arrived without any blemishes and was easy to assemble. The manual is OK, if you've never strung before, you'll want someone who knows how to string take you thru it, if not it's no problem at all.
     
  10. Buckethead

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    Lakers,
    i am thinking about just getting a cheap machine,and i was thinking about the Flex 920($379) and Flex 940($419).Can you break it down for me in advantages and misadvantages?
    You had a Flex 940 right?So what's the difference between the the 2 of them.
    I don't want to spend money on an Eagnas machine,since it may already come broken ,with loose screws,scratched and what not,and i know their CS isn't good and will not replace anything ,without spending xtra money so,that's why i am between these 2,and i even thought about the Signum Pro X-8000 ,i guess,but that would cost me around $1100 ,and i'd have to buy a stand.
    Let me know.
    Thanks in advance!
     
  11. Lakers4Life

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    The 920 and 940 a very similar machines. The 940 looks slightly better because of the turntable plate and disc brake, but other than that they perform quite well. As for CS, it's a matter of how you look at it. Some have said getting replacement part is pretty easy and fast. If you are worried about CS get an Alpha or SP. Personally, I would get a Combo 910 or 810, if you plan on stringing a lot of rackets.
     
  12. Buckethead

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    Thanks,so if it is to string many rackets,those 2 won't be reliable?
    I found someone who is selling a babolat star 3 that needs a head tensioner replaced,do you know how much is it,or how hard it is to replace the thing myself?Would it be worth it??
    Also if i buy the Eagnas machine i will need to calibrate it ,right?How can i calibrate it,is there any threads about it??
    hat kind of tools do i need to get in order to calibrate the machine?
    Thanks again Lakers!
     
  13. Lakers4Life

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    They come calibrated from the factory. It's a good idea to buy a digital scale for accurate calibration. But you don't need to constantly calibrate it. Maybe after about 10 string jobs or so.

    Look for eForcity on fleabay, less than $9 for a digital scale.
     
  14. Buckethead

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    http://www.deals2buy.com/show/56110011/deals.htm
    http://www.eforcity.com/cothlugscle1.html?efaffcojudtf081020=cothlugscle1

    Which one works better,or it doesn't matter??
    Do you know any threads here that guides step by step how to calibrate the machine??
    thanks again
     
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    For calibration the 1st one will not do you much good.It weighs an item that you place on it, and only then goes to 2 lbs. May be useful to weigh your racquet.
    For calibration the 2nd one should work,as long as it is accurate(and ? how accurate such a scale is unless you can check it against a known weight and check it for accuracy), as it is a luggage scale that you can attach a string to for checking tension.
    As far as your 2nd question, it depends on your machine how it is calibrated. Not all machines are the same.
     
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  16. kato669

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    The first link seems to be a mail/food scale with top capacity of 2lbs. The second link is the exact scale I have and works great as a calibrator.

    There are directions on how to adjust the Eagnas crank in the instructions given with the machine. There is a couple of screws you need to mess with, one is a lock screw which allows the crank to be adjusted, the other, clockwise/counter clockwise adjusts the tension up and down. It's pretty straightforward.
     
  17. Lakers4Life

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    The second one, but it's cheaper off their fleabay store. Don't know why it's cheaper on thier fleabay store, but it's the same digital scale.
     
  18. Buckethead

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    I think the 2nd one is the same the Eagnas sell,but the only difference is the Logo and the price.
     
  19. Buckethead

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    I only found the 2nd one being sold by people in Taiwan,so if it's US i can go ,but from other countries it may be hard if they sen dthe wornd one,or it's defective,or something.
    I am still going to look for ,and i am gonna use the first to weigh rackets and the 2nd to calibrate the machine.
    Does that calibrator work for electric machines as well?
    I'm probably gonna buy the machine in the beginning of February.
     
  20. Lakers4Life

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    I've ordered twice from them (fleabay) and the shipping label says it was shipped from Arcadia, CA, via parcel post. I've order from a company in Hong Kong, and the label is much different.

    I use it once in a while to verify my Wise 2086 is right on.

    BTW what machine did you decide on?
     
  21. Buckethead

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    Lakers,i haven't decided yet .:?:?
    You told me that for stringing many rackets they wouldn't last.
    So,feel free to give me your view point of them,pros and cons about the 2 of them..
    I'm kinda broke,so tennis is just a hobby,and i don;t want to make it more expensive than already is,but if i can make some money stringing as well,would be great,as we talked about the adds on the famous website.
     
  22. ewcrider

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    I bought a Flex 722e over the summer, with optional led tension display upgrade, and have strung about 20-30 times with it. Overall, here are some things noticed.
    • It does not come with a tension calibrator, but I highly recommend buying one. My machine did not arrive calibrated. other than the calibrator, it came with all the tools i needed for assembly and operation.
    • The instruction booklet is sufficient for operating the machine, but it does not show everything about stringing. For additional help, see youtube videos.
    • The only problem with the product in terms of hardware is that the power input is not secured. If not careful, it will pull right out when removing the power cord from the tensioner.
    • I think the instructions say to secure the string in the tensioner manually by using an included hex key. For me, this is not necessary. Simply wrapping the string over the tension head before going inside works great. as the head turns, the tension in the string closes the tension head.
    • All the mechanical parts seem very strong and sturdy. my table top machine weighs about 60 lbs.
    Overall, I'm glad with my purchase.
     
  23. Lakers4Life

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    Did I say that?

    I meant if you plan on stringing a lot of rackets for other people, besides yourself. You are better off getting the Combo 910 over the Flex 940. Only because of the base clamps. The Eagnas Cone-Lock (screw type), really wear down the hands, if you do more than a couple of rackets a day. I've used both the 920 and 940, They are basically the same machine, with the exception of the disc brake on the 940 and the different turntables. The 940 looks nicer. Personally I'm not a big fan of the disc brake, not that it doesn't work properly, just personal preference, that's all. To upgrade the the 940 base clamps to lever clamps, would cost about $280, so you are better off getting the Combo 910 or 810 for a little more.

    If you are on a budget, like I was when I first started. Look for a used machine. Then slowly upgrade as you get the string jobs going. Currently I'm using a Gamma 5003 with Wise 2086. My next machine will probably be a Plus 6500 or a Prince Neos 1500. Depends on how much I saved before I decide to buy one.
     
  24. Buckethead

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    I know what you meant now,sorry about the misunderstanding.
    An used machine would be a good option if it was well taken care,and if i could find.So flex 920 doesn't even make part of this conversation,right??
    That's what i thought too,upgrading little by little,so starting with a cheap or used one,and working my way up til i find a nice one.
     
  25. Dirty Bob

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    I've used my friend's Flex 940. It is an ok machine but the base does not look as solid as some of the other bases I have seen on other machines, such as my coach's Alpha Axis Pro. I guess if you are looking for an economical stand up crank this machine is great.
     
  26. GPB

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    Eagnas has SOOO many options to choose from... I go on their site and I'm just swamped with their info!

    If I'm looking for fixed clamps, and want to be able to choose from a dropweight or a crank, and I don't care if it's on a stand or a tabletop... What are the 2-4 machines I should be looking at?
     
  27. Lakers4Life

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    You could get the Flex 920, but you only save a about $40, I think. Still a solid machine for the price. Again it all depends on how many rackets you plan to string a day. The cone lock base clamps really wear down the hands. lever clamps are a better option.

    Look at the higher, Flex, Combo and lower Plus series. Read this thread, there a lot of info already stated. Stay away from the low end Electronic machines from Eagnas.
     
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    K thanks for the starting point.
     
  29. southend

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    Flex 940 -- excellent machine for the money (5 years)
     
  30. Buckethead

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    My eyes are growing on that machine,it'll be the Flex 940 or Combo 910>i am still deciding,but the time to open my wallet is coming soon!
     
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    I ordered both scales.the one i ordered to weigh rackets,already came damaged,so they sent me another that is working well.The second one i haven't gotten it yet,but it's on its way from Taiwan,LOL.
     
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    How is the mounting system on the flex 940?
     
  33. Lakers4Life

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    It's solid. Though if you don't align the side mounts between the grommet holes, it can be a chore. The mounts on my Gamma 5000 are wider, and have the same problem. The mounts on the 940 taper a bit so it help a bit if it's close to a grommet hole. Also the pins can be replaced with Allen head screws if you wish.
     
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    I have recently had a good experience with Eagnas customer service. I thought that we are all so quick to bash them that I would tell you my experience.

    My clamp bases on my flex 940 would not hold. I emailed eagnas about warrantee and was told that I needed my invoice. I used to have it but now I can not find it. They told me that if I knew the purchase date that they could look it up for me. So I found the box that it came in, on there was shipping date. Gave it to them and they searched their database from april 2007 and found my invoice number! Now all I do is write down the number and send in the parts for repair or replacement.
     
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    Does the Flex 940 come with PN 1012 or PN 1002?
    When you click on the picture the next page shows it comes with 1012, but when you see the picture on the first page that actually says it comes with the 1002,it shows the picture of 1002.
    i'm:-?:-? confused.
    Can anybody clear this up for me,
    by the way the combo 910 is for $499 now.
     
  37. babotennis10

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    The combo is very nice. I just received mine today and strung 2 racquets...very nice clamps, definitely choose this over the Flex 940z And everything came on one piece. And my Combo 910 came with the 3-tooth clamps not the 5-tooth...this is the standard for their professional models now, Michele emailed me and told me that all orders come with the 3-tooth clamps.
     
  38. Zhou

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    Just want to emphasize that whether you have 3-tooth or 5-tooth clamps, it makes no difference as there is no standard.

    Both have their advantages as well as disadvantages.
     
  39. babotennis10

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    No I'm saying that most of the machines come with the 3-tooth clamps. That's Eagnas' standard clamps now...
     
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    Does the Flex 940 come with 1012 then,instead of 1002 ?
    What is the next update after the 1012 if there is any?
    What are the advantages of 1012 and 1002?
    Lakers i need your advice on this one as well as other members.
    Thanks to all!
     
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    It comes with the 1012...go here:
    http://eagnas.com/flex940.html
     
  42. Lakers4Life

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    Sorry to reply so late, I've been on working vacation for the past 4 weeks and almost forgot about TT-TW.

    All the Eagnas Machines being shipped with 3 toothed clamps (PN-1012). I prefer them over the 5 tooth. The 3 tooth clamps are more specific for Tennis and Racquetball racquets. They do make a smaller version for Badminton and Squash racquets. 5 Tooth clamps are a more general clamp for all type of patterns, but more specifically for tighter patterns.

    I use the PN-1012 clamps on my Gamma machine. I sometimes use the Gamma 5 tooth clamps, when I'm stringing old wooden racquets.

    After I traded my 940, I bought a set of PN-1012 clamps just to use on my Gamma 5003.
     
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  43. babotennis10

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    The 3-tooth clamps are very nice on my Combo 910...it makes stringing my Aerostorms a breeze.
     
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    So what's the main difference between combo 910 and Flex 940??They are pretty similar aren't they?
     
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    I have strung rackets using another eagnas machine that i can't remember which one it was,but there was a problem on rotating the racket.I had to lift the racket a little so it could rotate 360 degrees.Are these 2 machines free of this problem?
     
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    The turntables are a little different as well as the clamp BASES. The turntable on the Combo 910 is much sturdier than the 940. And the clamps on the Combo 910 are spring assisted unlike the 940 with conelock. The Combo 910 is a much better machine. And it is worth the extra money.
     
  47. babotennis10

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    And yes they are 360 degree turnable.
     
  48. Lakers4Life

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    The base clamps. The Combo 910 has lever clamps, the Flex 940 has Cone-Lock (screw) clamps.

    A friend of mine bought a 940 two years ago. It did not have the re-positionable bolts like on the older models. That's why I recomend the 910 over the 940.
     
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    Yeah the 910 is very solid. Clamps are so easy to use. And the turntable is very sturdy. I love this machine :)
     
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    Is the price including shipping?
     

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