Me and My EAG-300

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  1. Fedfan4life

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    I called Eagnas around noon and a chinese lady (Ingrid) answered the phone. I was really expecting the infamous Victor to answer but maybe lucky for me that he didn't. I basically told her that I wanna order a EAG-300 along with a few things (set off awl, tension calibrator, and a Pathfinder). She was really nice and cordial on the phone. So along with a friend, we set out to find the Eagnas warehouse in Gardena, CA which was about less than 10 miles from my bachelor pad. We arrived in the street that it was located but really couldn't find the warehouse. So I had to call Ingrid again so she can point me to where the warehouse is. She was kind enough to stand outside of the warehouse so it was easy for me to find her. So my surprise the Eagnas warehouse was a 1 level white building with a small gate/door and a couple of parking spaces infront of it. And she was the only one in the warehouse.

    We went inside and I've never seen so many stringing machines in my life. She told me to come with her in the back because the 300s were stacked there. I had to pick a 300 box from the leveled pile and carry it to my car, she asked if I needed a cart since the box was pretty heavy (about 90 lbs. more or less) which I didn't need because for me its not that heavy for me. I was only hoping that there's no damage on the stringer. She had a little office table where she does her orders and started to file away with my order. So I got my stringer and a few items we left the warehouse. As soon as I left about 6-7 people came in for their orders so I guess that I was lucky that I came early.

    To assemble it was pretty easy. Since I don't read the instructions it took me quite awhile to figure out the upper portion of the stringer. I was very happy that there was no damaged or broken parts. When I tried to calibrate the 300 it was only about 3 pounds off the right tension. I strung my K90s in it and coming from dropweights, it was a breeze.

    I posted the items that also were included along with the few stuff that I bought. My overall experience with dealing with Ingrid was great, no problems at all.

    Here are the pics

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  3. barry

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    Very nice machine, how do you like the mounting system? In my opinion the 2 point is superior to the 6 point which I currently have but will never purchase again.

    Also what is the purpose of the Height-adjustable glide bars? Never owned a glide bar machine, but the 300 looks like a lot of machine for $400.
     
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    The mounting system is simple and great. It also came with alot of Frame retainers for different racquets. The glide bars came stock in 4 mm height, I'll probably lower it down to the very end since it'll probably be easier. Speaking of the glide bars. I cleaned it with acetone because it was too greasy, any ideas on how I can lubricate it to where it won't slide while pulling tension?
     
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    It shouldn't slide at all. You might try seeing if you can tilt them very slightly before clamping, but I am guessing there isn't much play.
     
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    I think someone owes me a beer:) hope all goes well
     
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    It shouldn't slide at all. maybe you shoould wax it
     
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    The glide bar height can be adjusted to raise or lower where the clamp teeth meet the strings.
     
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    I don't think you want any lube on the glide bars. Just clean them with alcohol and clean cloth occasionally.
    You do want a light lube on the black rail tracks, where the glide bar assembly slides back and forth. A few drops of 3in1 or other light oil will do it. Be careful not to get any on the glide bars.
     
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    What about the "Guide Slide" their selling at GSS. Is that any good?
     
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    Everything was great Michael :D Thanks again for you recommendation.
     
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    Hi Fedfan4life,

    Congrats on your new machine. How does your racquet play compared to when you strung on your previous machine. I bought a Eagnas Challenger I and I feel that my Klippermate does a fine job also. I wasn't missing much.
     
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    I have never used it. I'm sure it's good.
    The Eag-300 user manual says not to lubricate the glide bars.
     
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    My racquet feels alot tighter when I strung it for the first time, I'm sure it'll get better once I understand the machine fully. Glide bars are really easy to use. The 2 point mounting is good but I think I need to put a leather pad in the frame retainers (kinda like klippermate) to avoid slippage.

    I was going for the Challenger as well but since coming from a dropweight table-top, I'm going to get frustrated not having an actual stand to get closer to the machine.
     
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    So do you think its recommended coming from glide-bar users?
     
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    The EAG-300 manual says if the clamps move on the glide bars, the fix is to tighten the clamps and/or clean the bars. I did several hundred racquets on an EAG-300 and never put anything on the bars. I just tried to keep them clean with alcohol and a cloth.
     
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    Will do, Thanks Dan
     
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    Hi Fedfan, I dropped the tension 5 lbs with the new machine factoring in the fixed clamps factor. It seems a tad low. I might keep using the Klipper for my own racquets since I have it dialed in to the tension that I like.

    For the customers, I'll use the new machine since the clamps are better and the six pt. mt. doesn't let the racquet slide around. The 6 pt. mt. slows me down once in a while though.
     
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  19. iplaybetter

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    behind you, but i have to be somewhere else by the
    so you are havving no problems, i was rather set on a revo, but thsi could be better and a month or more less work
     
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    I stayed at the same tension with my 300, but feels alot tighter than my klippermate. Gotta be the glide bar clamps. :D
     
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    No problems at all. And it was cheap!!! I didn't have to pay for shipping which was $80...
     
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    behind you, but i have to be somewhere else by the
    cool even with shipping its is still way cheeper, i think you have made my mind up for me thanks a lot
     
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    Happy to help!!! I gonna try to put some leather/rubber padding in the plastic frame retainers so it'll help to grip the frame. hopefully I can get some pads then post it here.
     
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    Just an update!!!

    I glued a piece of rubber to the frame retainers for added traction because since the bottom part of the 2 point mounting system is plastic. You really have to clamp it down which could be bad for the frame.

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    nice......
     
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  26. !<-_->!

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    Congrats on the machine. Looks great. Can you maybe post some pics of you while stringing. Curious how the glide bar thing actually works and stuff. Was thinking about upgrading to a Revo, but this is much cheaper and don't have to pay for shipping since Gardena is fairly close to where I live.
     
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    Sure, I'll try to do it today. Where do you live?
     
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  28. !<-_->!

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    Live in San Pedro.
     
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    yeah that's pretty close
     
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    I strung a Pure Drive this morning.

    Edited.... Will post pics soon.
     
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    Check email.
     
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    Thanks for the heads up Dancraig.
     
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    Fedfan, I just sold my Klippermate and probably will go to check out the Eag-300 soon. Any more news about how your machine is doing? Any advice/tips about how to go about business at their facility?
     
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    My machine is doing great, thanks for asking. Only advice I can give you is ask them if you can pick the box(300). Its very heavy so you gotta watch it. Also be sure to get there before 1:30 pm so that there won't be much customers. Don't know hows the traffic on the 110 tho.
     
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    pics...?

    Fed, any shot at posting some pics of the 300 in action..? I've been circling this machine for a while, and appreciate your thread here....thx
     
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    Sure, I'll post it soon.

    Quick question for Dancraig. Where can I find a fine emery cloth to clean the string gripper? Is there any alternatives? Thanks
     
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    I think you can find emery cloth most anywhere, like a hardware store or big discount store.
    I use a toothbrush dipped in alcohol. It seems to get down in there well enough. After a little scrub, I follow with a clean cloth. This works with the clamps also. Hope this helps.
     
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    how do you get to clean the inside of the string gripper, dan. Thanks
     
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    Stringing Pictures

    I strung my buddy gf's frame today. Here are the pics.

    Mounting the frame:

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    Start stringing.

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    Finishing mains.

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    Starting crosses.

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    Is that polyspin in the mains and what crooses are you using?
     
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    Yes it is technifibre polyspin for the mains and eagnas perfect spin for the crosses. I just did the racquet today so I just put whatever was a good combo to me. Hopefully, it turns out good.
     
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