What Stringing Machine Do You Own

Discussion in 'Stringing Techniques / Stringing Machines' started by Gaines Hillix, Feb 23, 2004.

  1. Gaines Hillix

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    Here is a summary of all of the responses that have been posted. An amazing variety of machines, aey?

    Alpha Apex*/Blu DC +
    Alpha Ultra Edge I/III
    Alpha Revo 4000
    Alpha Pioneer II
    Alpha Saturn
    Alpha Power Express
    ATS SS II
    Babolat, Star 2/3/4/Sensor/5502 w/RDC
    Bancroft
    Court and Slope
    Czech
    Eagnas
    Ektelon Model D/H
    Gamma X-2/5003/6004/Progression 602 FC/X6-FC
    Gosen
    Klippermate
    Laserfibre MS200TT(SA/DA)/ ECO, DX
    Machine Shop
    Major/Pro Cord
    Mutual Power
    Pacific
    Prince/Ektelon Neos 1000
    Prince 2000/3000
    Serrano
    Silent Partner Aria/DG/e-Stringer/Swing
    Technifibre
    Tennex
    Wingfield
    Winn Pro/ Pro II
    Wise 2086*

    * my machine
     
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  2. rich s

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    Gamma Progression II 602FC
     
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  3. David Pavlich

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    Silent Partner Aria at the shop. Silent Partner DG at home for those overflow nights. I guess I'm an "other".
    David
     
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  4. bcaz

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    I own a LaserFibre MS200TT. I love it; then again, I've never strung on any other machine.

    BC
     
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  5. Audiodude

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    Gamma 5003
     
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  6. David Valencia

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    Prince 3000
     
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  7. drop shot

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    Stringing Machines

    Gamma progression II fixed clamp
     
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  8. jayserinos99

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    Gamma Progression II 602
     
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  9. RonnieCorny

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    I have an Ektelon Model H... easy to use, but the glide bars are now sticking a bit... have to clean the muck and maybe also remove the rust building up on the bars itself...
     
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  10. Hawaii 5.0

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    Babolat Sensor's at work, at home I have a Klippermate,Prince Neos 1000 and a Gamma Progression ST II.I do a huge majority of stringing on the Sensor and whatever I forget to do on that or whatever I do on the Progression since my Neos mounting clip is broken.
     
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  11. topspin

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    MS200TT w/ single action clamps :lol:
     
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  12. Ben42

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    ATS SSII.
     
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  13. bruce nissenbaum

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    MS200TT w/dual action clamps.
     
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  14. coachrick

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    New MS200TT-sa to replace the Major/Tecnifibre SP 11(which is for sale if anyone needs an SUV-sized tabletop--constant pull MANUAL--great machine--pick it up in Atlanta for $300) 10sCoachRick@comcast.net
     
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  15. Rabbit

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    Prince Neos and I love it.
     
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  16. prince

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    Laserfibre MS200TT - Single Action Clamps.
     
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  17. kreative

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    how much is the laserfibre ms200TT?

    also, what machine do you use Gaines?

    thx.
     
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  18. Craig Sheppard

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    Ol' Klippermate, suits my personal needs fine.

    -Craig.
     
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  19. K. Wilson Moose

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    Klippermate for several years now, a solid and dependable machine. However, l will upgrade later this year, just for convenience sake. Looking at the Alpha Axis Pro, Gamma 5003, Prince Neos, and the fixed clamp Laserfibre machines.
     
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  20. Gaines Hillix

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    kreative, I have an Alpha Apex with a Wise 2086 electronic tension head.
     
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  21. bcaz

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    kreative, I paid $695 for mine plus shipping, which was $36. I have the dual action clamps -- they work very well. The single-action clamps are more expensive. Some recent posts alluded to a price increase. It doesn't surprise me; the dollar lost ground against the euro since I bought my unit in November 2003.

    BC
     
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  22. FaSteStSeRvE1613

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    Laserfibre MS200ECO with double action clamps
     
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  23. Steve Huff

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    I have an Alpha Apex with a Wise electronic head tensioner. Also have an Ektelon H Model, an old Serrano 550B (which I'm slowly restoring) and a Court & Slope drop weight (the old ATS SuperStringer). Soon, I'm picking up a Winn standup model to possibly refurbish.
     
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  24. cantaloupe

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    Silent patner DG, the clamps slip a bit dut other than that works very nicely.

    I have strung on all sorts of machine and the bab star 3 is far and away the best
     
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  25. kreative

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    thx for the responses gaines and bcaz.
     
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  26. mitchell_ota

    mitchell_ota New User

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    I have an Alpha Revo 4000. Great crank tension machine with dual-action swivel clamps and 6-point mounting.
     
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  27. Thunnus

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    Neos. It's the one!
     
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  28. RF

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    Prince Neos- Wise 2086
     
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  29. David Pavlich

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    Slippping clamps...

    Cantaloupe: I have a DG (my backup machine) and found that the clamps didn't slip as long as I cleaned them often. And that's stringing slippery stuff like Sensation Supreme.

    FYI, the clamps on the Aria will fit in the bases of your DG clamps. I have the Aria and I can tell you that the clamps are a HUGE improvement over the DG clamps. Diamond dust coated and have a roller to allow the camming action to be very smooth. You might consider ordering a pair.

    David
     
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  30. paulfisher

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    Babolat Star 3
     
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  31. cantaloupe

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    Thx David, I know about the Aria clamps and they do look sweet, but as of right now I can't afford them, Ive yet to string enough to make back the money on the dg lol.
     
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  32. Rick Streeter

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    I have a hybrid machine. It started out as a Flex 940. I know I did not listen before I bought. But anyway the 6 point support system broke ( half of it anyway) so I replaced it with the ones on the Alpha Axis Pro. Like it so well I replaced the other side too. The clamps are Prince and the tension head is a Wise 2086. The only parts that are still Eagas are the base and the stand.

    Rick :roll:
     
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  33. tcjackson

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    I have Silent Partner Electronic Model. I've had it for about 18 months. It has probably paid for itself at least 3 times over by now!
     
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  34. mattlikovich

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    SILENT PARTNER!
     
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  35. superloop

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    I have a Babolat Sensor.
    I really wanted to get the Babolat Sensor Expert.
    It was hard enough to pay $5000, more less $8500.

    Does anyone out there have a Sensor Expert?
    If so, do you think that it is worth the extra $3500?
     
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  36. bfonz7

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    Klippermate- 1st stringing machine
     
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  37. charlesy

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    I have Czech drop weight machine. 6 point mounting. Well-built machine.
     
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  38. joe sch

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    I have 3 very sturdy machines : Czech crank 6 point mounting and vintage Serrano & Wingfield stringers. I have pics of the vintage stringers on my vintage stringing webpage : [url]http://woodtennis.com/strings/ [/url]
     
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  39. wally

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    My father in law has an oldie but a goodie

    Serrano No awl

    Can't do the BIG racquets but man does it still do a nice job on the 90-98sq in head size racquets
     
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  40. MNJEEPJEEP

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    Babolat Star 2 @ Home...

    Babolat Star 3 and Prince 3000 at work.
     
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  41. Eug

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    Laserfibre MS200tt - double action clamps
     
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  42. RacquetDoctor

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    Babolat Sensor
     
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  43. Match-Point

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    Alpha Blu-DC Plus.

    Alpha's customer service is awesome!
     
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  44. Jerry Seinfeld

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    LaserFibre MS 200tt with single action clamps. It's a gem!
     
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  45. tnsdoc

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    Alpha Ultra Edge lll; great machine
     
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  46. Richard Parnell

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    Babolat 5502 with an RDC connected.The ultimate setup.Have a great day..
     
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  47. hughfree

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    Prince NEOS 1000. Thinking about adding the Wise electronic tensioner.
     
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  48. Thunnus

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    Neos 1000
     
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  49. rubyou

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    Alpha Ultra Edge I
    Alpha Saturn
    Both great machines, no problems. Excellent customer support!
     
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  50. theace21

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    Ektelon Model D

    Completed several upgrades during the years. Still works great!

    Have an old BR-3 in a box in the garage (for those that have been around awhile).
     
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