Life of an Alpha Revo? How many sticks?

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  1. Mansewerz

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    How many sticks and how long could you expect an Alpha Revo to last?


    How long has anyone had it last?
     
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  2. rasajadad

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    Mine will be two years old shortly. I've probably strung 400 frames. No problems yet! I do lubricate the clamp springs a bit per Mark's instructions as well as other minor adjustments and maintenance, but I still love the machine! I am much happier with it having added an aftermarket stand.
     
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  3. Mansewerz

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    what kind of stand? And how is the table brake? Good enough for 03s?
     
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  4. iplaybetter

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    behind you, but i have to be somewhere else by the
    as i have said soo many times, the break is fine, not great but fine, its my only complaint, but you can get O3's done, if you do as many as i do you might want soemthing different but i do around 1/3-1/2 O3's
     
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  5. Bud

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    10-20 years?

    Does a stringing machine now have a life expectancy? If a small part wears out, replace it.
     
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  6. Mansewerz

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    LOL, yea good point Bud. Thanks for the heads up iplay.


    I was just wondering because I know some machines crap out earlier than many other machines.
     
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  7. rasajadad

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    I'm not sure what kind of stand in that my son gave it to me for my birthday. It's constructed of L-bent metal that's solid as a rock. As the Revo hangs over both ends, I had to wire the Revo's feet to the stand. Now nothing moves.

    I do O3's (mostly Hybrid Sharks) all the time as three guys I string for use them. Never had any difficulty.
     
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  8. Mansewerz

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    Thanks for the help rasajadad! Do you calibrate with a digital fish scale?
     
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