flying clamp alternative?

Discussion in 'Stringing Techniques / Stringing Machines' started by THE FIGHTER, Apr 18, 2014.

  1. THE FIGHTER

    THE FIGHTER Professional

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    I'm in a situation where I've taken my drop weight string machine on the road with me, but I've forgotten my flying clamps. Is there a clamp alternative at the local hardware store I can pick up at a cheap cost?
     
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  2. Irvin

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    Have your racket strung at a pro shop.
     
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  3. loosegroove

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    Yeah, you're pretty much SOL. Best option would be to have someone mail you your flying clamps if there's someone home, or use a Pro Shop as Irvin already mentioned.
     
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  4. Irvin

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    If you've ever thought about upgrading you clamps and you're going to be out of town for a while now is a great time to buy some.
     
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  5. Chotobaka

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    Klippermate's flying clamps look like modified vice-grips, but I am not sure how easy it would be to perform a usable mod on the road.
     
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    Vise grips and a few thin blocks of wood might work. Might just be time to get some "upgraded" clamps, maybe a triple? I suppose you could get away with only one, but stringing half the mains (one side) first is not a great idea. It has been done, you'll need a starting clamp or pin (whatever that is...).
     
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