Help me identify this stringer?

Discussion in 'Stringing Techniques / Stringing Machines' started by Infl8edEg0, Oct 19, 2008.

  1. Infl8edEg0

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    I changed the question because I don't want to post a new thread...so I won't be buying it. I wonder if I can convert this to a "what stringer should I get for <$450 that's free standing". So, any suggestions? I've got a Klippermate rite now, except it takes too long to string rackets with it. I'm getting 3 a day now, which may not seem a lot, but for me with hw and everything it is.
     
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  2. Mansewerz

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    No clue, but are you buying it, or did you get it as a gift, etc?
     
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  3. Infl8edEg0

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    I might buy it, but I'd like to know the features it has and such. It's going for $450, so I'm considering it.
     
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  4. TheShaun

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    it's an Alpha.

    you're welcome :)
     
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  5. Infl8edEg0

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    I know that much, lol
     
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  6. Voltron

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    Pffft, like I'd know
    Not worth it, you can get a brand new Revo 4K for that much. It looks like an older version of the Axis, but with glide bars.
     
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    Not only that but the Disc brake appears to be broken.
     
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  8. themitchmann

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    Yeah, it appears that the table is too high for the disc brake to engage (which may be fixable).
     
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  9. projects

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    just not worth it. it's mgiht 15-20 years old and looks not function properly. Shall be free for gift/scrap metal, or less than 50 for you can fix it up.
     
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  10. VGP

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    Send the pic to Mark at Alpha. He'll give you the low-down.

    The construction is very similar to my Alpha Pioneer III that I bought in the early 90's. See if there are more parts, looks like it's missing the steel and nylon support points for the six-point mounting system.
     
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  11. zidane339

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    I agree, $450 seems pretty high for a couple decade old machine
     
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  12. game set match 46 TIMES!!

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    dont get it!its such rip off dude get a new one instead...maybe not that 1 though...unless u want it but thats to much.
     
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  13. VGP

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    I don't think it's a ripoff, but assuming it's complete and in working order, I don't think it's a deal either.

    You guys just assume it's junky because it's "old."

    Tell me, where can you get a new Alpha Revo 4K for $450 when they're listed new for $599?
     
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  14. PBODY99

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    I think the price is too high. While the machine could be fine, it is around 15 years old. That said, I have a Gamma of the same vintage and it has over 2000 string jobs on it. The brake assembly is not attached to the turntable. Don't think about it unless you string a couple of frames to see if it works.
     
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  15. Infl8edEg0

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    hmm, I hear you all. I won't be buying it. I wonder if I can convert this to a "what stringer should I get for <$450 that's free standing".

    So, any suggestions?
     
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  16. VGP

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    For a comparable machine to what you've shown,

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    ....but I've no experience with this one. Priced at $399 on eagnas.com.

    Perhaps an Eagnas owner will chime in.
     
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  17. william7gr

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    For $50 bucks more you could get a crump. Well worth it for 3 racquets per day.
     
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