Smart 6000 tension switch?

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  1. jerryhoyo

    jerryhoyo New User

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    Anyone know where the tension switch is on the eagnas smart 6000? is it on the keypad?
     
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    Someone told me once that it's on the keypad. Can't confirm though.
     
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    i never seen it but based on this picture, you can key in tension mains and cross.... pretty cool. And a knot tightener.... sweet. Where's the weave button?!?!
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    No no no no. This is not for tightening knots. This is a function that bumps up the tension on the last mains/crosses to compensate for tension loss when tying knots. You never tighten a knot with the machines tensioner.
     
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    hm its probably the M or CL button. I have no clue what those two buttons do lol. actually M for memory? maybe the CL is for pull
     
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    M could be memory. CL could be clear.

    Doesn't look like the tension device is on that keypad, now that I look at it.

    It would be very foolish to put it there anyway.
     
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  7. mellofelow

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    OIC... I got it. Like I said, I have never used one.

    I don't understand the purpose of bumping up tension for the last string. How critical is it to to one's game to rely on making winners while hitting the last string? Even then, the shot is so out of whack, 5 to 10lb of tension difference don't mean jack. You can argue that the loss of tension will carry through out the string bed. I'd challenge that too because the friction in the grommet won't allow that to release beyond the next string.

    As for tightening the knob, since I use a crank, IMO 20 lbs tension on pliers = 20 lbs on crank. The difference is the risk of busted lip/chin.
     
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    When people tighten their knots improperly, there is a lot of tension loss because the string between the last clamp and the knot isn't tensioned. You can avoid this by tightening your knots properly.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWx3iVPZl_c

    The problem isn't that the machine might pull tighter on the knot than you would with pliers. The problem is both that the string is tightened across the frame (making it pull lighter than the set tension, but I digress) and that you aren't tightening the knot properly this way.

    As far as having your pliers slip. Try wrapping the string around the pliers once or twice. Or, get a starting clamp, it's the absolute best tool to use for tightening knots.
     
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  9. Mansewerz

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    Is this the Eagnas smart 6000?
     
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  10. jerryhoyo

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    yes it is. why?
     
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    I thought the tension switch would be similar to the plus 8000, but as you know, Eagnas makes machines as imitations of other machines, and few of their machines are similar.
     
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