Klippermate

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  1. Topspin101

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    Curious as to how long on avg does it take you Klippermate users to string a frame? I've strung say 50+ racquets in the past 6 or 7 months and it still takes me well over an hour. Granted I am a bit OCD. The machine is easy to use and the customer service has been exceptional.

    Thanks/Don
     
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  2. beernutz

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    The fastest I ever did was 30 minutes but when I first started I probably spent over an hour on average. The average time after I'd used my Klippermate for several years when stringing a familiar racquet I'd strung before was about 45 minutes. I'm not a fast weaver even now after stringing since 2005. Those times include cutting out the string from the racquet, mounting, and cutting the two lengths of string I'm going to string with.

    For comparison, on my Neos it now takes me about 30 minutes on average to string. The most I ever string though is about twice a month so the time factor isn't that big of a deal.
     
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  3. pmata814

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    I just got mine a week ago. My first attempt was 1 hr and 5 mins. My second attempt (last night) took about 50 mins. (i'm not including the time it takes me to cut out old strings. just from mount to finish)

    Hey, does your turntable tilt slightly towards the tensioner when you drop the arm and pull tension? Is this normal? I've never owned a dropweight so don't know if this is supposed to happen.
     
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  4. jgrushing

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    My average time with familiar frames is 25-30 minutes. I've done a little better. However, I've strung on the KM for 20+ years. The KM is not slow by nature; learn to weave well and you can string fast.
     
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    I've strung hundreds of sticks on my K'mate and I'd average 50 mins (longer with poly because of weaving the crosses). I could go faster but I like to make sure I turn out quality stringjobs everytime.
     
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    I usually average around an hour and 15 minutes. I've strung 39 times on my Klippermate. I don't see how you guys can do it under 45 minutes, haha. I start my stopwatch right before I mount the racquet so I don't count cutting out old string or measureing and cutting new string.

    Yes, the turntable isn't completely flush for me either.
     
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  7. loosegroove

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    I guess it also depends on the racket (obviously it will take longer to do an 18x20 than a Wilson Steam 16x15) and type of string you're using, with poly and natural gut more difficult than syn gut or multis.

    I have a Gamma X-2, which for all intensive purposes is like the Klippermate, and I do my Exo3 Tour 16x18 with poly and syn gut in about 40 mins.
     
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  8. gmatheis

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    Using a gamma prog 200 here and I have not timed myself recently but last time I think I was in the 45ish minute range.

    I think until you get used to your cam tensioner and knowing exactly how much slack to have so you only have to pull once the Klippermate is slower than the gamma clutch. But once you get it down and rarely have to do multiple pulls it may be a little quicker.
     
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  9. jgrushing

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    I would add that my fast times are with synthetic only. A hybrid of poly and syn, which I seldom do because I don't like it, pushes me up to 35-40 minutes.
     
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  10. Mongolmike

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    I've had mine for about 8 years, and I probably average a re-string job one per week from March-Nov... so I've done a few, and I'd say from start to finish (from cutting out the strings to check the final tension with a stringmeter) not in a rush and listening to music.... 45 minutes stringing 1 pc full poly.

    Fastest time saver is familiarity with the racquet and weaving. Fast weaving will translate to faster stringing on any machine. I do not consider myself a fast weaver. Competent, not slow, but not fast either.
     
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  11. anubis

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    My fastest time on a budget dropweight machine with flying clamps is 45 minutes.
     
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