starting clamp or flying clamp

Discussion in 'Stringing Techniques / Stringing Machines' started by Brocolt, Nov 10, 2012.

  1. Brocolt

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    I have a spare floating clamp and my machine has fixed clamps. Can I use the floating clamp as a starting clamp or is there something special about a starting clamp. I have never used one
     
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  2. Ramon

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    When I got my machine with the standard set of tools, the first additional tool I bought was a starting clamp. The next tool I bought was a floating clamp. I never use my starting clamp anymore. I prefer to use the floating clamp when I need an extra clamp. It's easier on the strings, and you don't always have to do an extra pull when you take it out. It's also easier to use as a bridge when you don't have much string left to pull. You can't use it to tie knots, but I prefer to use needlenose pliers anyway.
     
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  3. heartattack

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    dear OP,, IF YOU May? can i add here if i could buy a starting clamp at home depot? or a good alternative. any suggestion, thanks!
     
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  4. Irvin

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    Starting clamps are not an absolute necessity but they are very handy tools IMHO. I don't you will find one at Home Depot or anything close to it.
     
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  5. Andyroo10567

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    Is that what you meant?
     
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  6. Irvin

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    Oops yes sorry.
     
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  7. ckcgary

    ckcgary New User

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    Yes, I use floating clamp as starting clamp without problem.:)
     
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