Starting clamp question...

Discussion in 'Strings' started by jcstennis, Oct 5, 2007.

  1. jcstennis

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    Would a normal pair of vice-grips work like a starting clamp??? i almost hate to ask. I actually cringe thinking about it, but if you are careful, etc... would it work?
     
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  2. Bubba

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    Can't believe I'm actually considering this, but...
    If you used something like leather pads between the surface of the vice grips and the string it *** MIGHT *** do okay. Problem with vice grips is that they are generally heavy.

    Best thing is to either buy starting clamp from TW:
    http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpage-SCLAMP.html

    Or e-mail me and I'll point you in direction of good clamps from other US source.
    scott**@**wahoo-wa.com Remove the ***
     
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  3. jcstennis

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    funny me too... i was thinking rubber pads... with the smaller (mini) vice grips! Aren't the Klippermate clamps vice grips with a modified head/clamp???;)

    i will email you! thanks!
     
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  4. Bubba

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    I'd use leather not rubber (old grip?). Don't know much about klippermate... I have a crank machine - sorry.
     
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