General Advice on Stringing machines/etc.

Discussion in 'Stringing Techniques / Stringing Machines' started by pfchang, May 3, 2013.

  1. pfchang

    pfchang Professional

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    Hey all,

    I recently got my own machine off a forum member here, it's a silent partner e stringer, comes with electronic tensioner, weird 6 point mount, and flying clamps.

    I used to use my friend's Gamma X-6, but it was getting a bit old and creaky, 6pts, fixed clamps, but drop weight.

    I was wondering which stringer would be considered better. I know fixed clamps are better than flying ones (not sure why) but does an electronic tensioner trump that?
     
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  2. NE1for10is?

    NE1for10is? Semi-Pro

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    I used that machine for a few years and it does a nice job. The electronic puller definately beats a drop weight any day. I wound up selling that one to a buddy and I upgraded to another Silent partner electronic pull with 2 point mounts and two fixed clamps. It is a better with the fixed clamps, but not significantly.
     
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  3. spinovic

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    Fixed clamps allow you to clamp and tension one string at a time, correct? Flying clamps require you to clamp two at a time, which means you pull tension on two strings at the start of your string job?

    That's the biggest advantage, right?
     
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  4. jgrushing

    jgrushing Rookie

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    With the Klippermate and a starting pin, you do not pull tension on two strings at the start of a job. When starting the crosses on a two piece job, you might pull two strings but there are ways around that if you don't want to and think it's a big deal.
     
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