1. tennisman917

    tennisman917 Rookie

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    Can anybody tell me if this is a good stringer . Does it come assembled ,if not how long does assembly take?
     
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  2. Spatula

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    Great entry level stringer which will get the job done. It's partially assembled. It takes about 6-10minutes to be up and stringing.
     
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  3. Gamma Tech

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    do a search and you will find a ton of info. if you have more specific question let me know.
    bret
     
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  4. tennisman917

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    the reason im asking is because im either getting the x-2 or the revo 4000
     
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  5. WitheringDemise

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    if you are looking for a cheap, reliable machine, either is fine. but an X-2(I just recently purchased one) will definitely fit your needs if you only string for yourself and maybe a few friends.
     
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  6. tennisman917

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    but id rather get a Revo because you get more for the price which you dont get in the x-2. plus i like to do the ATW on my rackets since all of my rackets are wilson and now the revo has a new look . im just waiting on Rex or TampaTennis to do a review of their new revo 4000
     
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  7. Irvin

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    Is there some reason you don't think you can do ATW on the X2? Where there is a will there is a way.

    Irvin
     
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  8. tes

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    I have this stringer and it is a quality machine for what it is...EXCEPT for the composite clamps. They should give a warning with them as they are so hard to open when clamped so the strings don't slip that it is easy to gouge or cut yourself when popping them open. After my first string job I had gouges on three fingers. Take the advise of others here and cover sharp edges on handles and retainer c-rings with electricians tape and wax the camming point of the clamp lever. After that the clamps are safer and easier to use.
    For the money this is a quality home use stringer.
     
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  9. tes

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    Assembly is trivial. If you can't assemble this as packaged you shouldnt be stringing.
     
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  10. max

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    I hate using my plastic Gamma clamp.
     
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  11. jgrushing

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    Me too. I like my Klipper clamps much better. I bought the Gamma ones thinking they would be an upgrade. IMO, they are not.
     
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  12. High Roller

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    The X-2 is $159.00. For a price jump like you are suggesting, then the Stringway ML90, with either flying or fixed clamps, is in play. This is a terrific table-top. For the price, the X-2 is a capable machine. Stepping up to all-metal clamps, the SP Swing is a nice option for $40.00 more. *Really* nice clamps.
     
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  13. topanlego

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    Or you can save $20 and get the Alpha String Pal. Nice clamps as well. No free string though but you can pick up some tournament nylon for about $1 to practice on.
     
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  14. max

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    That's funny. That's what I did.
     
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  15. badkitty

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    The x-2 is well built, easy to assemble and disassemble for storage. I really like the ratcheting tension mechanism. This makes getting the weight horizontal a lot easier. Mine came with 10 sets of string (though i think it usually comes with 5 sets).

    Like other users, the only problem is the floating clamps. The first time I used them, i lost a big chunk off one of my fingers. After that, I wrapped the handles in electrical tape and have not lost anymore skin.

    For a drop-weight machine, I'm very happy with my x-2. Can't beat it for $159.
     
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  16. schenkelini

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    I have moved up from my X-2 to a Laserfibre Quantum TT. I must say though that I had a great time with the X-2. I didn't have a problem with the clamps like some mention, but I did upgrade to Stringway clamps. The X-2 with Stringway's is really great. Since the change my string jobs are no better now, just a little faster.
     
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  17. tennisman917

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    Hey everybody, well i pulled the trigger and got the gamma x-2, cant wait, but i have to wait til friday to recieve the order from UPS
     
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  18. schenkelini

    schenkelini Semi-Pro

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    You will have a fun weekend, I am sure. Let us know if we can help you get going.
     
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  19. tennisman917

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    can friday come any earlier ............... =p
     
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  20. Irvin

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    I am not so sure about that fun part. Depends on how many rackets he has to string. He may only have one and want to try again. He may have 10 and wonder if it will ever end. LOL

    Good luck,

    Irvin
     
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  21. SirGounder

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    I loved my X2, I just love my 602FC a bit more
     
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  22. tennisman917

    tennisman917 Rookie

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    cuz of the fixed clamps huh
     
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  23. JackB1

    JackB1 G.O.A.T.

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    The SP Swing is DEFINITELY worth the additional $40. The cheap plastic clamps with the X2 will make you wish you spent the money.
     
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