Seeking Info From YULitle

Discussion in 'Stringing Techniques / Stringing Machines' started by davidahenry, Jun 15, 2008.

  1. davidahenry

    davidahenry Professional

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    YULitle - I saw you recently posted a picture and brief recommendation about some Sears tools, and it made me think of something that would be extremely helpful to me (and probably to many others on this forum)...

    If you are so inclined, I would love to get your take on which tools you use - type, brand, model, and why you believe a particular tool is best. You know, kind of like a "YULitle's Guide To Stringing Tools".

    Thanks for all your great videos and informative posts. Much appreciated.
     
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  2. YULitle

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    :D Hmmmmm.... I will do that later today. I've got class right now. I trust it can wait a couple hours. :)
     
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  3. flash9

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    Three Tools I highly Recommend for Stringing!

    I personally highly recommend a nice high end Shearcutters and Pliers. We have been using the Xcelite models for the last two years and they really do make a difference.
    We purchased ours from Tri-State Electronics for around $10 each.
    The 378M Pliers have very slight serrated jaws are better then your typical pointy nose pliers.
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    The 2178M Shearcutters with the Safety Clip are the best cutter I have ever used! The Safety clip actually catches the small pieces of string when you cut the tip off and you do not have little pieces of string all over the place. Pay the extra couple of dollars and get the Safety Clip! :cool:
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    You really should also purchase a Starting Clamp, I can not remember the last time we did not use ours to do a string job. The Alpha one on TW is very well made and has worked great for over 800 racquets.
     
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  4. davidahenry

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    Yep. No rush Man. I just think it would be great information to have - whenever you can get to it.

    Thanks.
     
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  5. davidahenry

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    Bump...

    Hey YULitle, how about that "guide to stringing tools"? Or better yet, a video about the tools you use?:)

    Thanks Man.
     
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  6. YULitle

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    Oh k. I have time today. I had forgotten about it. :D
     
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  7. diredesire

    diredesire Super Moderator

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    You can get a decent set of Crescent (pinkish orange) handled mini-pliers and flush cutters at home depot for about $13. The cutters aren't the best i've used, but they do the job very nicely. The pliers look very similar to above, and work great! (I use parallels or starter clamps to pull my knots, so they're used mostly to maneuver strings around).
     
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