Quick stringing question, who's awake!?

Discussion in 'Stringing Techniques / Stringing Machines' started by 0range, Oct 23, 2008.

  1. 0range

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    I'm attempting to string my 1st racquet...

    The racquet is already secured on the Klippermate; I already thread the string through the centre holes.

    NOW, I need to use that clamp thing to clamp the strings near the bottom throat... the clamp does not seems to "click" and hold, do I need to press HARD!?

    I need to be sure first because I don't want to apply too much force and end up breaking something.
     
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  2. Spatula

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    First you should open/close the clamp in your hand with no string. Then loosen/tighten it some as needd

    It's just a simple adjustement one way or another. You want it snug, but not so tight you can't full clamp it down/damage the string.

    Make sense?
     
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  3. 0range

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    Yes!

    I see four tiny screws on the clamp, I'll try losen them now and see if it works.

    I just need the clamp to be just tight enough to holdon to the string, doesn't have to be very tight right?
     
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  4. 0range

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    Doesnt work *cries*
     
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    I'm not sure how the klipper clamps are, but my Silent Partner floating clamps have a single adjustment screw. Yours don't have something like that?

    Edit: ahh, Kilppers have the vice-grip clamps. Try adjusting the large screw at your palm.
     
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    Call Klippermate direct. I'm sure they have someone on an 800 number that can guide you.
     
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    Yup they do... but I think it's still a bit too early to call.

    Anyways I took a photo, this is what my clamp looks like:

    [​IMG]

    I pointed to the screws that I tried to adjust... those are the right screws?
     
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    Oh? large screw at palm? holdon let me make another photo...
     
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    This screw?

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    They told me just squeeze hard.. I did and it clicked, problem solved lol.
     
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    Good stuff! Happy stringing!
     
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    After 4 hours, I've finally strung my first racquet!!

    What a pain in the @ss!!!
     
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    Took me 4 hours to string my first racket and then I broke the string job by pulling the final knot too tight! I think the next one took me 3 hours, then I think I reduced it down about 15 minutes each time until I got it down to an hour. After learning a few more little time saving tricks, I'm down to 45 minutes per racket. Don't get discouraged, it will get so easy after about 10 or 15 string jobs, you don't even have to think about what you are doing anymore.
     
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    Thanks :D
     
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