Eagnas Machines

Discussion in 'Stringing Techniques / Stringing Machines' started by tenisjugador, Aug 11, 2008.

  1. tenisjugador

    tenisjugador Rookie

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    Getting a good stringing machine from eagnas is a gamble, as most of us know...But there are some machines that are consistently high quality, and that you can buy without taking a risk. Besides the Eag-300 and the Flex-940, what other models are solid, risk-free machines?

    Trusted Machines:

    Challenger I (clamp adjustments necessary)
    Flash 920
    Plus 6500
    Plus 8000
    Combo 910 (clamp adjustments)
    Eag-300
    Flex 840 (tabletop version of 940)
    Flex 940

    AVOID!:
    Low-end electric machines (avoid all entry-level machines, most table-tops but i'm not sure of any specific names)
     
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  2. love44

    love44 New User

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    I purchased the plus 6500. Real nice
    machine. No problems at all ordering
    online. Good communications from
    EAGNAS, and so far no problems.
    Well pleased...
     
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  3. mhstennis100

    mhstennis100 Semi-Pro

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    I got a Flex 940 recently, no trouble with it. Nadalfan! and WBF also have the machine and have no problems with it.
     
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  4. hollywood9826

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    I have no complaints with my Challenger 1. I actually broke the machine because Im an idiot, but sent it back with no troubles from eagnas.

    From peoples feed back there are at least.

    Eag-300
    Plus 6500
    Flex 940
    I would also say the Flex 840 and Plus 5500 should be fine machines as they are just table versions of the above mentioned machines
    Challenger based on my own experience (but there ain't much that can fail if you dont force the machine to do stuff it aint supossed to do)
     
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  5. mhstennis100

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    I think the Combo 910 is supposed to be good too, but I don't have any personal experience with it.
     
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  6. socal_lefty

    socal_lefty New User

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    I recently bought Plus 6500 and I have had no problems. Wish I had waited 2 weeks and gotten the newer H-shaped base. My previous machine I also bought from Eagnas in 1990 (table top crank machine - I forget model# ) and it served me well for 18 years. When I sold it in May it was still in perfect working condition.
     
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  7. Blade0324

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    I got the flash 920 and then upgraded the clamps to the cone lock ones and have strung over 100 sticks on it so far and it's perfect. Had to adjust the calibration when it first arrived but I've checked it 3 times since and it is still perfect. This is a very quality machine that I would gladly take over the competitions more expensive ones.
     
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  8. tenisjugador

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    Anyone have any good electric machines from eagnas?
     
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  9. Mansewerz

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    I'm interested in the flex 940.
     
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  10. coonio

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    Hey guys
    Just my two cents because I'm no expert, have only strung about 4 times so far.
    Bought and eagnas 840 tabletop and was a little nervous after reading some of the negative stuff out there. My machine seems really solid and well-made. My beef would be with the manual and stringing instructions which are a total joke.
    Luckily there are some excellent online resources (youtube videos by yulitle are the best, they cover basically everything you need to know) and even an idiot like me is getting better at stringing pretty quickly.
    I always understood from talking to tennis pros that the manual crank models are best for consistent results and ease of use. Electrics are supposedly inconsistent and dropweights are both inconsistent and slower to use.
     
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  11. mhstennis100

    mhstennis100 Semi-Pro

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    Actually I think dropweights are supposed to be consistant and have constant pull.

    The 840 is a table top version of the 940, so you can put that on the list.
     
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  12. LttlElvis

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    Pretty much all manuals that come with machines regardless of the manufacturer are pretty poor for beginners, when it comes to stringing instructions.

    I would say dropweights, cranks, and electronic machines are all consistent, pending on the user. Electronics are the easiest to be consistent. Dropweights are slower but accurate.
     
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  13. DangerDan

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    6 months & my Plus 6500 is working well. I have had to adjust the sliding clamps where they clamp to the base several times. I keep an allen wrench in the tool tray, pop off the plastic cap on the clamp base shine a flashlight & insert a long allen wrench in to adjust the clamp.

    Kind of annoying but not a big deal. Is this a common "regular" adjustment for anyone else?
     
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  14. cjk1026

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    It took a few adjustments to get the clamps "right" on my Combo 910, but now they're fine and require little attention.
     
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  15. hollywood9826

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    It also took me a few shots before I got the clamps on my Challenger workin good. at first i would re adjust the clamps every 5 frames or so. I havenot adjusted them about 20 this time. Still thats a minor detail.

    I guess they have a brake in period :)
     
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  16. mhstennis100

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    What kind of adjustments are you talking about? Did you have to do something with the clamp bases (where they attach to the turntable?) or was it the actual clamp that grips the string?
     
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  17. hollywood9826

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    The clamp themselves are easy to just turn the dial.

    i was talking about the bases with the long hex wrench. Almost just as easy, just a little tougher to get the hek in the hole.
     
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  18. cjk1026

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    You can adjust the Eagnas spring assisted clamp bases two ways. The easiest is by popping off the small plastic cover near the bottom of the base and using an Allen wrench (the clamp needs to be lined up perpendicular to the track in order to get the wrench inside...the wrench was included with my machine). Or, you can pop off the round metal cover that is glued onto the base, under the thumb lever, and use an wrench to adjust the basic fit of the clamp base to the tracks. It’s pretty easy to pop this cover off, but it does need to be glued back on. The second method is more or less the “macro” adjustment and the Allen wrench access is sort of the “micro” adjustment. Fortunately, I’m close to Eagnas’ warehouse and Victor did the “macro” adjustment for me.
     
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  19. tenisjugador

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    Anyone satisfied with any electric machines from Eagnas?
     
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  20. b0oMeR

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    My friend bought one of the lower end electronic Eagnas machines and he has problems with his tension head all the time. Sometimes it keeps pulling and doesn't stop and sometimes it doesn't pull enough or studders. I would recommend you not to get an electronic machine from Eagnas.
     
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  21. Rob_C

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    I've had a Combo 900 Le for two years now. Other than tightening the clamp bases b/c they were moving, I've had no probs. Havent had to adjust/tighten them for about 6 mos/ 8-10 string jobs.
     
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  22. wksoh

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    Hello Coonio, how long does it take for you to string a racket on your flex840? Average time - not fastest... Thanks!
     
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