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

  1. Bolivian Ace

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    I got my Hyper 360 a couple of weeks ago. Great price, awsome quality!
    Everythig that came with the machine is of great quality. Everything mounted easily and worked great. I've stringed about 10 frames and got very consistent results.
    I wish I knew how to post pictures, but I'm very impressed with the machine, looks realy topnotch.
     
  2. petetheileet

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    Picked up a EAG-860T about 12 months ago

    about 10yrs old and only cost me a bottle of Beam and a $80 calibration and service.

    Does the job fine, done id say 20 racquets in this time and is still goin strong!
     
  3. Fedaver

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    I have a a 722 e and its given me several problems, the tension head is a wheel and I cannot risk stringing natural gut on it, further more the clamps no longer stay in place they always move once I release tension, and the machine is inaccurate with tension. I'm interested in upgrading the Smart 6000 with a linear pull and stable clamp system. Anyone own one of those?
     
  4. gflyer

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    Planning to buy a combo today or tomorrow.
    Emailed eagnas with questions.
    Michele replied within 24hurs and the tone of the email was very kind.
     
  5. mad dog1

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    identical to my experiences. every time i've emailed, michelle was the one to reply.
     
  6. alcheng

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    Last time they returned my call even I didn't leave them a message, they saw my # from their call-display, and it's US - Canada call.

    Anyway, I have a Combo 910 myself, very good machine, but I have to do some DYI to make the machine work smoothly. Not a headache if you know how to fix things.

    Good price & features.

    :):)
     
  7. gflyer

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    Actually I might enjoy some diy.
    In fact I have already read all your posts on the other thread.
    :)
    thank you!
     
  8. alcheng

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    Good, cos the DIY I mean is something I haven't mentioned in here.

    Not too complicate, it's only I have changed the screw that adjust the string-gripper to a much longer one, and have to shim the clamps to make sure the pressure on the string is even from the tooth.

    :):)
     
  9. cluckcluck

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    First impression was awesome, then the tension head would not display correct tension (digital display) so stringing blind. Sent it back for replacement, came back after two weeks. Again, tension readout not functioning, the knob to increase/decrease tension would spin but the readout would not actually change.
    Emailed Eagnas to complain and asked for either brand new machine or full refund plus shipping expenses and a report to BBB. They sent me a new machine and it's working wonderfully now.
    I give it a 7 out of 10 for the machine and 3 out of 10 for customer service - nearly impossible to understand what the people were saying on the phone.
     
  10. gflyer

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    I just received my new Eagnas Plus 6500. I had ordered it friday, June 11.

    I talked to Victor on the phone and he was very kind and accommodating. Actually I called him friday at 4pm and he told me he would do his best to ship the same day.
    after 1 hour I got the tracking info.


    PAckage arrived yesterday. Everything seems to be ok. Package arrived in perfect condition. Manual is pretty clear to understand.
    the machine is actually very nice and looks very sturdy.

    Cannot comment on the performance of the machine yet because I didn't string with it.
    So far I am happy.
    cheers
    g
     
  11. chsu74

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    I started to string tennis, racquetball and squash racquets in high school with a Klippermate. That machine was $140. During season, I was stringing 2-3 racquets a week. The floating clamps would fail and then the line gripper would smooth out over time. The machine would need to be replaced. I went through 3 Kilppermates in 8 years.

    I found out about Maxline/Eagnas stringers in 1998. It was the only sub $500 tabletop drop weight stringer with non floating clamps. I am still using the stringer today and have strung hundreds if not close to a thousand racquets.

    I only string for myself now. Its a leisurely half an hour job with the TV or music on. A friend is going through a set of strings once a week. He just bought the Challenger and I am going to teach him how to string. The challenger is on sale for $319 today. If you spend $15 on each set of strings for labor, you would get the money back in 21 string jobs. That would allow him to break even in 5 1/2 months. That is an excellent deal.

    If you string over 4 racquets per week, I recommend buying something better like a Gamma or Prince upright.
     
  12. Lakers4Life

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    EAGNAS MACHINE OWNERS

    Tighten the bolts and screws of your machine from time to time! Besides doing routine cleaning and calibration. Check to see if there is excess slack or wiggling of the parts.

    I've noticed on a few of the Eagnas machines that I've owned or have handled. That the bolts and screws get loose. Particularly the 6 knob mounts. There are Allen head bolts under the black pads that need to be tightened every once in a while. If you don't tighten them the tower arms may crack.
     
  13. alcheng

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    thanks for the advice Lakers4Life, I think that's the 'special character' of Eagnas, and that's why they are 1/2 the price of other brands.


    :mrgreen::mrgreen:
     
  14. Lakers4Life

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    I think it applies to all stringing machines not just Eagnas. My Gamma 5003 had similar issues. The towers were also loose when I first got it. Since this was a Eagnas thread I thought it was more appropriate.
     
  15. kato669

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    Hi all,

    I have an Eagnas Combo 910 and seem to have a bit of a problem with the turntable now. It seems to be sticking/seizing at this point (it turns but not very easily and not nearly as effortlessly as before). Yes the brake is *not* on. Seems to be the actual mechanism that is seizing. I was told by Eagnas to grease the spindle (for a lack of better part name)...granted communication was not that great due to the fact that Victor (or whomever I spoke to) did not speak/explain very well. I don't see how this can be done because the spindle portion looks sealed but I'll give it a go this afternoon.

    Anybody have any experience with this issue and have a resolution.? Thx in advance.
     
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    i have a 910, no problems so far. grease seems to be a logical solution, that's what i would try. you could even get some white lithium grease in a spay can and use it like you would wd-40.
     
  17. mad dog1

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    the spindle is not sealed. remove the 2 bolts holding the disc to the bottom of the turntable. once you remove those, pull the turntable straight up and it should come right out w/ the spindle. apply generous amounts of machine grease before reinserting and you should be good to go.
     
  18. Parker512

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    Anything on the eagnas 6000.
     
  19. kato669

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    tbuggle: Thanks. I stuck with it and the grease worked. (see below)

    Mad dog,
    Thanks. This was the exact method to fix this. It took some strength to pull the fracking table out of the spindle hole. (since all the grease was worn and friction held it in place). Had to stand on the legs and pull hard. Came out eventually. Put on some Phil's bike grease and thing is spinning like a top. Will grease it again every six months so this doesn't repeat. Thanks again.
     
  20. Buckethead

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    Has anybody had any problems with the clamp base and the clamp handle unlocking itself when you tension another string??
    That's currently my problem,I sent it to Eagnas they fixed in their own way,but right in my first racket the clamps started to have the same problems.At first they answered emails,but then they didn't answer the one I asked to have my clamps replaced.It is the screw that is connected that gets loose so i have to be adjusting it all the time.
     
  21. mad dog1

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    no prob. i disassembled all 3 of my eagnas machines when i owned them to see how they were put together. they are amazingly simple. glad you were able to get the spindle out following the method described.
     
  22. mad dog1

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    there's a tiny spring sandwiched between the string clamp on the inside at the bottom. sounds like this spring may be worn. the spring is supposed to push the sides of the clamps at the bottom outward forcing the clamp teeth together and prevent it the clamps from unlocking on it's own. what did eagnas do to "fix" it?
     
  23. Buckethead

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    it is not the clamps that don't hold the string,it is the clamp handle that unlocks itself when I have tensioned a string and released it so I can tension another string.
    There are 2 little screws that you use to adjust how tight or loose you can lock the handle that I have tried to adjust that,but it works fine for maybe 10 mins and then it gets loos again.The problem may be with the big screw in the middle of the base clamp that hold it to the track.It gets loose all the time now.
    i have taken the whole base clamp out with the track and sent to Eagnas and they said the screws were loose ,but when I put them to work one was not even holding the tension,I had to adjust it myself,and the other one was to tight in a way that I needed to put some force to lock it and it wouldn't lock smoothly and in the center but less than half way.
    Let me know your thoughts MAG DOG.
    thanks
     
  24. mad dog1

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    ^^ is this what is is not holding tension? so you tighten the lever down and it holds fine, then you release tension from the tension head and the swivel clamp starts to slide?

    [​IMG]
     
  25. Buckethead

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    Correct.
    You tension a string,then you clamp it and when you release it from the tension head the lever goes back to its original position(=unlocks itself) ,in other words,it doesn't hold the tension sliding,moving ,or what not on the track.
    But the clamps I have are not the cone lock,they are the spring ones.http://eagnas.com/maxgen1/c38swb.html
     
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    when i owned my combo 910, i did make some minor adjustments to my spring assisted swivel clamps to tighten them down but i've never encountered the issue you're experiencing before. i imagine that there's a spring somewhere inside the lever that allows it to operate like a switch. my guess is that you may need to adjust that spring to offer more resistance so it won't automatically release or the spring is worn and needs to be replaced.

    [​IMG]
     
  28. mad dog1

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    my thoughts? upgrade to a better stringer such as the Prince Neos or Gamma. i've owned the neos 1000 and it was awesome. currently own the gamma 6004. the quality of both of these stringers is so far above that of the eagnas stringers i've owned.
     
  29. Lakers4Life

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    I think you need to look at the procedure that ALCheng posted a while back to adjust the switch.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmFPv9Edjuc
     
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    ^^ based on what i understood from buckethead's description on what he's experiencing, i don't think it's a matter of the swivel clamp base being too loose, but rather the switch pops out of the locked position on it's own. i could be interpreting wrong.

    buckethead, i guess you can try adjusting the base clamp per Al Cheng's video and hopefully that solves your problem. let us know. good luck.
     
  31. mad dog1

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    BH, there should be an adjustment screw on the side of the switch lever. see the schematics above...i believe that is used to increase/decrease the resistance of the switch. try playing with that and let us know.
     
  32. alcheng

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    The screws on the sides of the lever are not adjustment screws. They hold the handle to the rest of the base. It sounds to me like BH's bases aren't properly adjusted. There's not really much spring in an Eagnas spring-assisted clamp. It's much more the clamp design that allows a small movement in the handle to produce a large change in how tightly the base is gripping the rails.
     
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    The adjustment that Mad dog describes does do a coarse adjustment on the base clamps. The other adjustment in ALCheng's video is a finer adjustment. If the clamps are unlocking prematurely, then the second adjust is needed, not the coarse.
     
  35. Buckethead

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    You are right and I have already tried both Al cheng's and the manual's breaking down everything.As I said, it works fine for 20 mins after I do all that work and then it gets loose again,so i am going to ask them to replace the base clamps after a couple weeks,I am gonna give it a try again,if not i willask to replace.It is under warranty.
     
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    after sometime the "D" and "E" get loose underneath the track and therefore the handle doesn't lock,so therefore I tightened D an E and it works but i have to do that all the time.
    Maybe the screw "C" is the one with problems since its very well related and attached to "D" and "E".
     
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    sounds like something might be stripped since it hold for a little while then loosens.
     
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    Make sure you are tightening E against D. You are holding D in place while you tighten E against it hard. You want to generate some tension in the bolt between those two nuts to lock them in place. If you are still having trouble you can buy some LocTite and put that on the threads of the bolt where the nuts go. There are different strengths of LocTite, get the weakest strength.

    This is similar to an issue I had with the drop weight pivot bolt but I will talk more about that in my next post.
     
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    Per the original post here is my experience with my Eagnas Stringer.

    I bought an Eagnas Hawk 80 on 10/2/2001. Since then I have strung approximately 900 rackets.

    Here is my experience with it.

    I have trouble with the posts that support the racket slipping in their track slightly while tensioning the string. Now I make sure I tighten it down really tight.

    I have had trouble with the pivot bolt for the drop weight arm. I discovered that the bolt is threaded into the support and then the nut is used to lock the bolt in place. Once I figured that out I was able to adjust the bolt to an appropriate looseness so the arm can pivot freely and locked it down by tightening the nut.

    All of the plastic pieces that go between the racket head clamp down bolt and the racket head (with the bolt passing through the hole in them) have broken. I have recently printed replacements on a 3D printer and bought some plastic to make some the old fashioned way. When I talked to Eagnas about getting replacements I was quoted a ridiculous price (~$15 each, I think) and was told to send my request and credit card info. When I did that nothing happened.

    My string clamp swivels a little bit in its track when clamping the string at the beginning (just the first tensioned clamp). I just tighten that as much as I can.

    Other than that, I am very happy with the stringer.

    At the risk of opening myself up to criticism on technique, here is a video of me stringing my daughter's racket at 4x speed:
    http://youtu.be/Ktdx5kBsy_s
     
  40. TheLambsheadrep

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    I just got a Hawk 80 and the base of the fixed clamps look different on our machines. can you check out my thread please? http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=453980
     
  41. Adles

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    I bought a Flex 940 locally yesterday for my own use, maybe three racquets a month. I haven't used it yet, but I did mount a strung racquet on it just to see. My first impressions are:
    That the suspension mounting system is very good and easy to use.

    That the turntable is very wobbly. I will try to do something about it (teflon tape? any other ideas?)

    The clamps and clamp bases seem solid.

    The disk brake is very loose and probably wasn't assembled correctly.

    I did search, for and could not find an owners manual somewhere online. Does anyone know where I could find one?
     
  42. struggle

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    If the disc brake is loose when unlocked, that is likely correct. They have some play in the disc until locked.
     
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    thanks! It does lock solidly, even though the pads above and below the disk don't exactly line up.
     
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    not sue about the turntable. I had a 910 and the table didn't move much, but it definitely moved more than my Gamma machine.

    Lakers4life may have some input on the table.
     
  45. Irvin

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    Which disk brake are you talking about the one for the turntable or the one for the tensioner?
     
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    For the turntable. I haven't tried the tensioner yet, but I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
     
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    The turntable brake you will find is not going to do you much good. Except for the handle which will catch the string every now and then.
     
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    ok, fair enough... did I mention that it was cheap? And I will just use it for my own racquets?

    I would just like to see an owner's manual to make sure that it is assembled as well as possible. Thanks!!
     
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    So, Eagnas returned my email promptly when I asked them if I could buy an owner's manual. The cost: $15 + $5 shipping.

    I played around with the turntable and was able to eliminate most of the wobble by attaching the turntable to the post solidly with the set screw and then dropping the post back into the base.
     
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    And I would bet you would not have found any information in the owner's manual. LMAO seems like they could scan it and send you a PDF at the very least.
     

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