Spring Tensioner Question

Discussion in 'Stringing Techniques / Stringing Machines' started by zx1100, Oct 10, 2008.

  1. zx1100

    zx1100 New User

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    After stringing, is it recommended to set the tensioner back to zero or is it ok to leave it at the tension just used?
     
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  2. dancraig

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    It may vary depending on the brand of machine. I know that Eagnas recommends it be set back to 9 pounds, which is as low as it can go.
     
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  3. Zach

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    It's said that if the tensioner is set back to zero, or in the case of Eagnas, nine, that the life of the spring will be prolonged.
     
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  4. zx1100

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    Thanks for the responses. I'll be trying to make it a habit to set the tensioner to 9lbs when done :)
     
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  5. Gamma Tech

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    FYI, Gamma springs are designed to never loose tension, so you can leave them on the tension you were stringing.
    bret
     
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