silent partner e stringer or else?

Discussion in 'Stringing Techniques / Stringing Machines' started by jsomrak, Jun 30, 2009.

  1. jsomrak

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    so I've been reading about stringers for 3 days. it seems that silent partner has great products and customer service. I want a machine that is easy to use and quick. I'll be doing 3-10 frames per week and do not want to fart around. if anyone feels there is a better alternative please advise. I really don't want to wait until august for the Machine.
     
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  2. jsomrak

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    by e stringer I mean DG! or does anyone think the aria is that much better for 500$ more?
     
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  3. jsomrak

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    ok, it seems that I'm going to have to wait until august.
     
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  4. Il Mostro

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    Good -- that will give you plenty of time to search this forum. This has been covered myriad times, so you will find plenty of answers and opinions.
     
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  5. joletzring

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    silent partner

    Unfortunately, I do not know anything about the Silent Partner machines you are looking at.

    However, I would give you this general recommendation: buy as much machine as you can afford. Generally speaking, the more you pay, the more features you will get. And you will want these features over time. Good luck!

    -Jonathan
     
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  6. john whilesmith

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    I have had the basic eStringer machine for almost 7 years now. No complaints. In my opinion, great machines. The tensioner on mine broke and they sent me a new replacement within 5 days.
     
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  7. BurghKing

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    I had a friend that used the eStringer years back and I would say it was ok. The rotational gripper seemed to take a long time to reach tension, but maybe they have made improvements since then.
     
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  8. Il Mostro

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    ^^^^^^
    Dudes, he is talking about the DG, not the POS original eStringers -- not relevant and potentially very misleading. There is a good reason these were discontinued long ago. Absolute apples and oranges, not to mention a $1,000.00 price difference. Sweet jumping Jesus on a ****ing pogo stick! Get a clue.
     
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  9. Orion

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    Jsomrak-

    I have had the DG for about 3.5 years and it's been flawless. I was torn between the Aria as well but decided that the extra cost wouldn't really benefit me..and there was a backlog on the Aria. I considered a used/reconditioned one but they sold before I was ready to pull the trigger. I moved about a year after I bought it and it was pretty easy to relocate. I was a bit taken aback by the footprint of the Aria. I have noticed the clamps beginning to loosen. They're pretty easy to tighten up. The clamps could be a little better. Some polys take a little fine tuning to find the perfect fit. I have ruined a half set of ALU by not clamping the string tight enough.
     
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  10. Il Mostro

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    ^^^^
    The current clamps are an improvement. I have both, since my machine preceded the clamp upgrade; I simple purchased what were then the Aria, Maestro, Opus clamps. The diamond dusting allows for better grip, plus they have better adjustability and smoother action. Worth the extra $150 I paid at the time.
     
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  11. dgdawg

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    I've owned my DG for 3+ years and it's a really nice machine. Fast, quiet.......The 1st thing I did was upgrade to the Aria DD clamps. I tried the Aria rotational/lineal gripper and it crushed poly's. Went back to the DG rotational. I also recently tried the upgraded clamp bases and found the levers to move to close to each other. They didn't work for me. I don't necessarly think they're better than the orig. clamp bases, just different. THIS IS ONLY MY OPINION
     
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  12. Mansewerz

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    Come on man, no need to dump on his machine and insult the guy. It was an honest mistake.
     
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