Table for machine?

Discussion in 'Stringing Techniques / Stringing Machines' started by orbit, Apr 22, 2012.

  1. orbit

    orbit New User

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    This deals mainly with where I should place my Alpha Pioneer machine. I don't really have a permanent place to string so I just use the kitchen table for now, but I'm looking for a more permanent table. What do you guys reccommend putting a heavy stringer on? I saw they have these 30 dollar plastic fold out tables at wal-mart but I wasn't sure if it would support 60lbs or so. Any tips or advice? Thanks!
     
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  2. coachrick

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    Check the spring yard sales for a kitchen/microwave cart. I've been using mine for years after switching from a Home Depot-type utility/storage cart. Light oak finish makes the m/w cart look a bit more 'furniture-like' but not as techy as the 'garage-gray' utility cart.

    Even going back to the early '90s, we used our Pioneer III on a kitchen cart...perfect size, bit of storage and easy to move when needed.

    I wouldn't trust anything flimsy to the rigors of stringing and moving about. Good luck...there are a few threads about stringing cart suggestions if you do some digging.
     
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    Yes. Kitchen/micro cart from target or Wally world does nicely for me. Then you have a nice-ish cabinet for string and parts underneath.
     
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    I got mine for about that price on craigslist. looks like that will do fine. Its only 40 lbs.
     
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  7. yem

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    I use a folding card table for mine:
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    The table supports the stringer easily and is light enough to move where ever I want and also easy to store when not in use.

    I also put anti slip material that is used under rugs on wood floors so the stringer wont move:
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    The specs on most tables like this state that it can hold up to 300lbs. I like it b/c I can put all my tools and strings out that I need and have easy access.

    hope this helps
     
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    I debated on buying a foldout table like that, however I couldn't find the weight it supported printed on the table, so I decided not to take any chances.
     
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  9. cluckcluck

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    Have you thought about using a rolling media cart, you know those with the wheels and are made of dark plastic. It will give you ample storage!

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  10. Wuppy

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    I usually just put mine on this 250-year-old Chippendale table:

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