Is the SP e.Stringer ok for string Natural Gut?

Discussion in 'Stringing Techniques / Stringing Machines' started by ian5, Aug 22, 2005.

  1. ian5

    ian5 New User

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    I am looking at buying a stringing machine to replace my klippermate that is not a drop weight and am interested in the e.Stringer with the 6 point mounting system. Has anyone strung gut in a racket with this machine? Is it too rought on gut with the rotational gripper and is the tension head accurate enough for consistant tension? Thanks
     
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  2. diredesire

    diredesire Super Moderator

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    i've had an e.Stringer for about 4 years (probably a little more), and i've never had problems with the tensioners consistency. In my experience, the gripper is a little rough for the softer strings, but you should have no problem stringing a gut job. The tensioner pulls strings VERY firmly, so make sure your start of the string job is clamped securely. I typically use a starting clamp as security for my first pull.

    I personally wouldn't string gut jobs on an e.Stringer if i had the option, but if it's your only machine, you should get by. It IS a bit rough (sand-papery gripper, hard angles, etc).
     
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  3. jatennis

    jatennis Rookie

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    I did twice, and I broke the string twice. Bad idea do not do it.
     
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  4. diredesire

    diredesire Super Moderator

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    Just curious, where did it break in the job? Was it the tensioner? Did you experience that the gripper/tensioner was/is very firm on pulling strings?
     
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  5. jagmeister

    jagmeister New User

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    I've strung my racquets (w/ the e.stringer mentioned) a couple of dozen times with different brands of gut. Never had a problem. I've even exceeded the recommended tension by 5lbs for several racquets.
     
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