New To Stringing!

Discussion in 'Stringing Techniques / Stringing Machines' started by TheSneakerologist, Aug 21, 2005.

  1. TheSneakerologist

    TheSneakerologist Rookie

    Jun 5, 2005
    Hey guys i was just wondering what type of stringer I should buy. I'm basically just gonna b hybriding poly's with syn. gut. I need like the cheapest stringer i can find. I've been lookin at the klippermate and the eagnas hawk 10. Are any of these good?
  2. denty151

    denty151 Rookie

    Jun 15, 2005
    the klippermate is a decent stringer, can't tell you much about the eagnas though. i used to string with a klippermate until i had a very bad experience with the 2 point mounting system and ditched it for a 6 point mouting system.
  3. 156MPHserve

    156MPHserve Professional

    Jul 28, 2005
    The Klippermate is an outdated model. Get a Gamma X-2. Same price, almost same machine, has a ratchet which makes it MUCH easier to string. Both cost $135. If you do intend to get a 6 point mounting machine, go for the Gamma X-6 which is $299.

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    If you want my opinion. Since you clearly want to save money, the 2 point is enough. Lots of people use a 2 point and can string just as good as a 6 point. 6 point does offer a bit of security especially on high tensions, but if you know what you're doing, 2 point is enough. Also 6 point kind of slows you down. Oh yeah both companies are VERY repuatable. Gamma is IMO the most reputable stringing machine company. I think most people would agree. Klippermate machines are built like a rock as well. Offers a lifetime warranty as well. You can't go wrong with any of these 3 machines. Good luck!
  4. theace21

    theace21 Hall of Fame

    Feb 25, 2004
    I second 156. Set your budget and get the Gamma over the Klippermate/Hawk. You will find a few Klippermate users here and they are pretty loyal. For my money I would go with the Gamma - just figure out how much you can spend and go for it...
  5. Cfidave

    Cfidave Professional

    Apr 4, 2004
    I would highly recomend that you try and get a fixed clamp machine as opposed to flying clamps. After 10 years I switched from a dropweight flying clamp machine to a fixed clamp crank machine. The single biggest improvement are the clamps. The string jobs are far, far, more consistent, and accurate. A fixed clamp dropweight would be a great starter machine.

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