Me and My EAG-300

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  1. Fedfan4life

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    Oh wow I was about to say that I'm selling a used EAG 300 for $550, shipping is negotiable. J/K I love my machine.
     
  2. dancraig

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    I've seen at least one or two used Eagnas machines, on E bay, sell for more than new. I guess the general public, with no clue about what stringing machines sell for, see all those other higher priced machines and bid above the selling price of a new Eagnas.
     
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  3. Fedfan4life

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    Yeah, if I ever decided to sell the 300. It would be a good price.
     
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    I just made you a whole wad of cash, I want more than just beer :)
     
  5. Fedfan4life

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    Hehe. Sorry michael, I'm probably just going to give it to charity.
     
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    I just picked up my EAG 300...and it is great!

    I just need to get a tension calibrator...
     
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    Good to know. Welcome to the club :D . How come you didn't get the calibrator, it was only $13.
     
  8. budkid

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    picked it up on my local craigslist.

    $175!!!! No lie!

    The guy who had it was a professional badminton player. So it was used to string badminton rackets so the tennis clamps were brand new. The machine looks brand spankin' new.
     
  9. Fedfan4life

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    Great find dude. Except for us chumps who paid full price for it ;). How do you like the machine?
     
  10. kenshireen

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    Does the 2 point mount on the eag 300 concern anybody.
    Also when would you use the oversize clamps as compared with the regular tennis clamps?



    thanks, Ken
     
  11. Fedfan4life

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    I never was concern with the 2 point mount of the 300, Never gave me probs. So far I've only used the regular clamps, the other ones are still wrapped and I have strung alot of oversize racquets with the regular clamp.
     
  12. kenshireen

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    I am going to go with the 300 or 940. Any last input would be appreciated.


    thanks, Ken
     
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    Good luck dude. Since the 940 have conelock clamp bases it won't be as fast as the 300.
     
  14. dancraig

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    The 300 has a heavy cast metal turntable. The 940 has the pressed sheet steel turntable. You also get three new sets of clamps with the 300.

    The 940 is a more modern design with six point mounting.
     
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    ok.
    How important is the 6 vs 2 point mounting.....If you had your choice which would you buy.. Which has been more defect free

    ken
     
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    The two point is easier to mount on and quicker to string on. The six point gives better racquet support.
     
  17. budkid

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    The machine is great. It just takes some getting used to(graduated from drop weight).
     
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    I did about 500 frames on an EAG-300. If you have any questions, feel free to ask.
     
  19. Fedfan4life

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    hey dan. What machine are you using these days?
     
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    Could someone tell me how to calibrate it?? The person sold it didn't have the user manual. I just got a calibrator.
     
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    On an Eagnas Tensioning head there are 2 screws to use.
    1. Tension Adjustment screw (it's on the inside left hand side) 2.5 mm allen
    2. Safety Screw (it's on the outside right hand side) 2mm allen

    Hard to explain any better which one is which but you should be able to tell by the size of the allen wrench from the above dimensions.

    a.) Set the adjustment dial to 60 lbs.
    b.) Check with callibrator (high or low) Do this a few times to get a consistant result
    c.) loosen the Safety Screw with a 2 mm allen wrench
    d.) increase the tension by turning the Tension Adj Screw (2.5 mm allen wrench) counterclockwise
    e.) decrease the tension by turning the Tension Adj Screw clockwise
    f.) check with a callibrator several times. Adjust the Tension Adjustment screw clockwise or counterclockwise until you get a consistant tension of 60 lbs.
    g.) tighten the safety screw

    This should take care of it. If you are in a bind and still don't get it, use your callibrator as your guide for tensioning.... i.e., if you string your racket at 60 lbs, disreguard the readings on your dial and just turn the dial until you get exactly 60 lbs on the callibrator
     
  22. Fedfan4life

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    Question for Dancraig.

    Have you ever used the badminton clamps the 300 came with and strung a tennis racket with it? If not, do you think its a good try?
     
  23. Fedfan4life

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    Found someone selling a used 300 on the auction site. Item # 320141688650, lets see how high the value on the machine is.
     
  24. dancraig

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    Yeah, I tried the badminton clamps for a few tennis racquets. They work fine and are a little easier to move around because of the smaller teeth area. I stopped because I was a little concerned they might tend to leave a clamp mark on the string because the pressure is being applied to a smaller area of string. I think if you adjusted them just right, they could be used without any problems.
     
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    He could have said that the EAG-300 once sold for $659, plus shipping.
    http://pw1.netcom.com/~maxline/upright.html#EAG300
     
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    The mid sized clamps, that I used, had about 600-700 stringings on them with no problems. They had about 150 on them when I got the machine and I put about 500 on them.
     
  27. Fedfan4life

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    Thanks for the reply, Dan.
     
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    Fed....the machine you referred to went for 305...hell, for that I'd pay Victor.....but patience pays, and another listed today, already here on the east coast - snagged it for 199....lucky, cause I was settled on buying it direct, and probably would have within the next couple of weeks...

    And, thanks again for the thread and pics - I'd weeded down a lot of investigation to the 300, but wanted a real-world, honest eval on the machine to pull the trigger...so, thanks. I'll post a few pics once it lands and I get it set up.........
     
  29. Fedfan4life

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    Congrats on your purchase DT. Is everything included with the machine?
     
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    Yup, tools and all.....always a bit of a risk 'till the stuff lands and is looked over, but I've bought a lot of equipment there over the years work-related, and this passed the sniff test....#190139205043......
     
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    Incredible buy! When you get a change write a review, never owned a glide bar machine, but giving it serious consideration.

    I have to laugh when you read about buyers who paid over $800 for a tabletop drop weight. If you pay over $500, then you paid too much.


    http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=149440
     
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    Hey Barry, by the way I've enjoyed reading your posts also.....yeah, I gotta like this deal. Once I get it and set it up, I post a few pics and give you my impression. Back in the dark ages, I did a lot of stringing on a Threelastic machine....a German drop weight machine that had a single fixed glide-bar-ish type clamp....I found a picture a while, I'll put it up....anyway, I've gotten back to playing recently, and its time to get back to tinkering with the rackets. I played around with an Alpha at the local indoor club, and found the swivel clamps to be a pain...seems like more work than what I was used to - I saw a video clip of a kid stringing on a Neos, and that looked much more familiar, so, I'm heading the glide bar way.
     
  33. Fedfan4life

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    Great condition for the 300 DT. If you can post the pics in this thread so we can encourage more people to stop paying for overpriced stringing machines.
     
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    Also, any ideas to where I can get a diablo/nosecone for the tension head?
     
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    No, haven't focused a hunt on that...are you feeling the head is low and the down-angle is too steep? I've seen that commented on before....
     
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    Yes i do feel its a little low. Just a tad bit.
     
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    Once I get and set up the machine, I'll keep an eye on that...I'm pondering which racket to inaugurate the machine with...my current K6.1, or one of my old Maxplys.......
     
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    I string my K90s on my 300 and it does a great job. Just make sure you've read the instructions well about properly mounting the frame.
     
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    hey fed - how often do you use the lockout (break) on the turntable when you are pulling strings? it seems like the racquet still shows some flex even when locking it out and it slows me down.
     
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    I was going to ask Diredesire about locking the turntable when pulling the strings. I only lock it when I'm tying knots.

    Diredesire,

    Is it important to lock the turntable each time you pull?
     
  41. dancraig

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    I only use the brake when stringing Prince O3 frames.
     
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    So its not important at all even with regular frames?
     
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    Other than for callibrating, I never used the break until O3 frames came along.
     
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    Yeah, I forgot about when calibrating.
     
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    Some stringing machines don't even have a real brake.
     
  46. Fedfan4life

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    Thanks for the input guys.
     
  47. Fedfan4life

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    DT, got your machine yet?
     
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    Fed, machine landed in one piece, and set-up easily.....I was away for the weekend, so I haven't had time to play yet (it's killing me...!), but I fired off a few pics tonight, so here we go...
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    another...[​IMG]
     
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    and, what I'll string first, for sentimental reasons....
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