Vidoe on Stringing Machine

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  1. kcanime

    kcanime New User

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    Hello,

    Can someone please link me to a good video explaining how to use a manual crank stringing machine(Eagnas). I checked all over youtube and google.vidoe, but most of the site uses an eletronic machine or a manual crank video with no audio intructions (music in the background/fast mode/poor quality).

    Thanks
     
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  2. Lakers4Life

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    You're right, there aren't any videos on Lock-out or Crank machines. Most of the videos on YouTube are on Electric and Drop Weight machines. Though it's pretty straight forward on how to use a crank.
     
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  3. Irvin

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    I could do that but I don't think it is necesary. If you do I will. Some cranks have a diablo in front of them and some don't if you have a diablo first loop the string over and around the diablo and through the gripper. Then you need to either pull the string at an angle or push the gripper up on the string with your thumb. Then rotate the crank to apply tension. To release tensioin hold the crank while you push the lever that popped out of the gripper back into the catch. If that does not make sense and you need a video I can do it just let me know.

    First I have to have a racket though and the season is slow right now as most people in my area are near the end of ALTA season and don't normall change strings unless they break them.

    Irvin
     
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  4. kcanime

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    Irvin: If you could make a video that would be wonderful. I would like to learn how to use a crank machine properly.
     
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  5. Irvin

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    String ATW with crank / lockout

    Here is the video.

    Irvin
     
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  6. jmverdugo

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    Very cool video Irvin, thanks for taking the time to make it and post it.
     
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  7. Irvin

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    You are welcome can't say much for the quality of the video though.

    Irvin
     
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    Though a great video, it's a bit confusing to an unexperienced stringer.

    Irvin, doesn't your back hurt from the turntable being too low?
     
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  9. Irvin

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    I was just trying to show how to use a crank mainly. If I wanted to really focus on the pattern I use for ATW I would have been closer and have the camera higher to show only the string bed. I cut out a lot on purpose because I hate watching people weave and pull tension and assumed most people did not want to see more of that.

    My turntable is a little over 42" high and my back does not bother me at all. Maybe it is the angle that just makes it look low.

    Irvin
     
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    Would it have been better if I got a little closer to the crank tensioner and just explained how to use the crank and forget "stringing a racket?"

    Irvin
     
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    I find the perfect height is the stringbed level with my elbows. I think the OP needs to know the mechanics of how to operate the crank. You rarely see a video of that, because it's pretty straight forward, but to the challenged it's a mystery.

    He posted in "String and Stringing" forum with a similar request. I don't know if he's figured it out yet.
     
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    Thanks I will work on another video today but I have lots to do today and may not get to it.

    Irvin
     
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    At the begining of your video, where you show how to operate the crank, that the part the OP needs to know. The rest can be found in the other videos.

    We take tensioning for granted or a given, but to the un-experienced it not that obvious. Kinda like driving a stick shift (manual tansmission) for the first time.
     
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  14. Irvin

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    Here is another video on how to use the lockout tensioner. I filmed the part when you set the tension on the side but did not include it in the video. Sorry about that.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AuJo-kXB1KU

    Irvin
     
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    Perfecto! Thanks again Irvin!
     
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    Irvin, great vids. Thanks for sharing. It's cool putting a voice to the poster.

    Great stuff!
     
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    Irvin, thanks for the the time & effort put into the instructional vids. & thx for sharing, too!
     
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    Nice Irv. That should be exactly what the OP was looking for.

    Ash
     
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    I think both videos are really good instructional videos on how to use a crank machine, thanks Irvin.

    EDIT: Also, I think it is the first done with a 6004.
     
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  20. Irvin

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    Thanks guys

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  21. LanEvo

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    How do you set the tension?
     
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  22. diredesire

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    There's a "dial" or knob that you twist to adjust the spring/reference tension. The dial is often marked in one lb increments, and many machines have 5 tick marks on them (pretty good precision). The "meter" that shows you the actual tension is elsewhere on the machine, typically marked off in 5 lb increments.

    When you see the meter in between 55 and 60, for example, and your knob/dial is set at a "3," you'd just add 55 + 3, and you'd see your tension is at 58 lbs.
     
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