help me find a string machine

Discussion in 'Stringing Techniques / Stringing Machines' started by markwillplay, Jul 28, 2008.

  1. markwillplay

    markwillplay Professional

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    I am now definately wanting to start stringing my own racquets. I can also string for a couple of friends for change I suppose. I want something easy that won't break the bank. I have searched on this forum but I thought I would shoot the age old question here. No, I have never strung a racquet, yes, I want to be able to do a great consistant job in the least amount of time possible. I am open to all suggestions new and used. I have a buddy who has one and he would sell it but some kind of clamp is broken or something. anyway, what say you?
     
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  2. mhstennis100

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    I just got an Eagnas Flex 940. For $450 (that included a $50 shipping charge), comes with a crank machine with 6 point mounting and swivel clamps. It's a stand alone (not table top), comes with the basic tools to start plus a free reel of string. That may a bit much, just depends on your definition of breaking the bank. The Gamma X2 is a cheap and popular basic stringing machine.
     
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  3. 10isNE1?

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    I have been using the Silent Partner entry level electric pull tabletop machine. It has been rock solid for me and I would recommend it.
     
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  4. markwillplay

    markwillplay Professional

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    did you get these from TW or elsewhere?
     
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  5. projects

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    I would like suggest you call the Silent partner tennis, see if they still have some demo machines left, the price was good.
     
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  6. Il Mostro

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    If you go with an electric make sure it is constant pull. Electric lockouts are pointless IMO. Check carefully, some companies' say their machines are constant pull but are not.
     
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  7. nCode747

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    get a klippermate

    klipperusa.com
     
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  8. ARNICOLINI

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    to further the post above get a Klippermate with a Blemish! Saves a little money and I could not find the blemish on mine!

    The X2 is also a popular one and has advantages and disadvantages with the Klipper.
     
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  9. Tennis Musician

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    I didn't want to start a new thread so I'm using this one.

    I'm trying to find a stringing machine with a six point mounting system for under 300 . I'm aware of the Gamma X-6 but that's a little over, especially when shipping is included. I want to stay away from Eagnas and the Silent Partner Swing looked good but it's not a true 6 point, as I learned from a different thread. I have looked for used machines but have come up empty handed.

    Thanks for the help.
     
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  10. nadalfan!

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    Eagnas has some good machines so don't count it out. If you are looking for under 300 take a look at some eagnas models and list which you are interested in because some people may have gotten them and they could give you a mini review.
     
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  11. Tennis Musician

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    I have heard the Flex 940 and some of their other models have around a 90% success rate, but I've already read a story about that machine and the "great customer service" they recieved even when they went to their warehouse to pick it up.

    I would like a used Gamma Progression or X-6, MP 680/690, SP Hip Hop, or another 6 pt from a reputable company. I have heard stories about the clamps on the X-2 are all the flying clamps the same on the Gammas. I also don't know alot about Mutual Power and I want to know why their systems are cheaper or the same price as Gamma but also have fixed clamps.
     
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  12. Tennis Musician

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    Sorry for the double post.

    I am also thinking of just going with a Klippermate and then upgrading later to a better machine. I will be stringing 4 racquets for my self and anywhere from 2-6 racquets for my friends each month. I don't want to cause any deformation in the racquets. Would I be fine with a Kilppermate or should I get something I mentioned in my last post.
     
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  13. Il Mostro

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    If you can afford fixed clamps and a multi-point mounting system, by all means go for it. You can certainly get the job done with more basic machines, but it will be smoother with these features.
     
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