Reconditioning clamps

Discussion in 'Stringing Techniques / Stringing Machines' started by Eug, Jun 25, 2004.

  1. Eug

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    Sup guys, wanted to know what grit of sandpaper you use to scuff up the clamps. My signature has my machine. Any other things you use? I know you have insert sandpaper...clamp it....and then pull upwards. Thanks
     
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  2. Gaines Hillix

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    I'd contact Tim Sullivan at Laserfibre before doing this.
     
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  3. 5.0 TopDog

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    your clamps are cover under the warrantty, just call Tim and he help you with it.
     
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  4. David Pavlich

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    Please don't be offended by this. I don't know how long you've been stringing, so I have to ask.

    Do you clean your clamps regularly? The reason I ask is that I know several people that couldn't figure out why string was slipping through their clamps and when quizzed about cleaning, they were at a loss.

    If you don't, it may just be a matter of a little rubbing alcohol and a rag instead of reconditioning.

    David
     
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  5. !Tym

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    I've never had any problems with the Laserfibre clamps crushing strings or slipping even when I got lazy with the cleaning. I think the poster might be referring to the Laserfibre manual which says that if you want additional gripping power, you can gently sand the inside of the clamps to scuff them up ever so slightly.

    Really though, this is unecessary and I wouldn't do it.

    If you're clamps do need reconditioning just send them into Laserfibre if it's been three years since you purchased the machine.
    They'll recondition them for free.

    Even still, I've had Laserfibre clamps, some more worn out than others, but still never any slipping or crushing, I would just have to more frequently tighten up the clamp, as the spring would get looser.

    Other than that, no problem.
     
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  6. Eug

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    I clean my machine regularly. I use those medical alcohol packets to clean clamps. I clamp the alcohol pad and pull upwards. Same goes with the tension head. I never saw such slippage with any other string. Lke I said, I string 17g strungs 99% of the time. No idea why such slippage occured with 16g string.
     
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  7. PHSTennis

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    Yep I use alcohol package.... Sometimes I see some plastic film or whatever on the clamp, I use my fingers and peel it off lol...
     
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