Tension calibration

Discussion in 'Stringing Techniques / Stringing Machines' started by ptb5021, Sep 13, 2010.

  1. ptb5021

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    Can anybody comment on the most efficient method for calibrating a drop weight string machine? I've never used a calibrator before, and while I think it would be easy to get it to read tensions, I'm trying to find an efficient setup with minimal loss. Doesn't seem to be too many ideas online.

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  2. esgee48

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    Why would you want to calibrate a drop weight machine? The gravitational constant has not changed in eons. However, if you really feel the need to calibrate. buy a digital fish weight meter off of eb** and use that with a piece of scrape string.

    There's a thread somewhere in TT that talks about this. The poster said that the drop weight machine was basically right on as far as tension was concerned.
     
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  3. ptb5021

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    No, I've had issues with the tension rod with Silent Partner, and they sent me a calibrator because of the problem. That is why I'm calibrating, I'm basically creating my own tension scale on the rod because there was some inconsistencies with theirs
     
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    OK. Good luck then. I would still get a digital scale for baggage or fish from EB. Fix one end of the scale to the turntable and tie a scrap piece of string to other end of the scale. You may have to support the scale with scrap wood so it is horizontal to the pulled string.
     
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