My Eagnas stringing machine got stuck

Discussion in 'Stringing Techniques / Stringing Machines' started by Dennis Chan, Sep 21, 2013.

  1. Dennis Chan

    Dennis Chan Semi-Pro

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    I haven't used my stringing machine for a few months. I just took it out and after my first pull (and that the tensioner "clicked" at the set tension) the release (as indicated in the pic below) now got stuck. What should I do to fix it please? Many thanks in advance.

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  2. Andyroo10567

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    Use a hammer and tap it back to position.
     
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  3. Irvin

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    YOU CAN NOT BE SERIOUS!!!!

    Don't know that I would take Andyroo10567's advice but I would take the cover off and see if I could see where it is binding. With the gripper adjustment screw turned in as far as it is how do you get the gripper to grab the string?
     
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  4. rjkardo

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    Easy. Pull tension on a string again.
    Just put the string in the tensioner and pull tension on it.
    (I hope I am being clear...you just need a string in the tensioner and it needs to be such that you can pull tension on it)

    Once you pull some tension on the string, you will be able to push the lock-out back in place.

    This happens sometimes in lock-out style stringers, it is really no problem at all.

    Rod
     
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  5. Irvin

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    Two questions

    How do you pull tension with the brake engaged?

    How did the OP get the string out of the gripper with tension on the string and the break engaged?

    PS Why does he rubber on the release pin seem to be cracked?

    PSS Why is the gripper adjustment screw turned in so far it completely compressed the spring? My mistake four questions.
     
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  6. rjkardo

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    Push the release slightly forward and pull. You don't need a lot of tension on it to push the release back to where it resets.

    I don't see why that is a problem. Sometimes while stringing you push the release lever forward and it does not catch quite right. So you pull tension again.

    Possibly an old stringer? IDK. It does not matter anyway.

    That does not have anything to do with the problem he is facing.
    The release lever just needs a bit of tension from a string to reset.
    A simple fix.

    Rod
     
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