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spectraflamed 04-05-2008 08:31 PM

which cheap 1st stringer should I go with?
 
Klippermate or gamma x-2 I am sure it has been asked before but I oculd not find a thread about it.

supermario343 04-05-2008 09:12 PM

go with the X-2

lethalfang 04-05-2008 10:19 PM

X-2 has ratcheting tensioner.
Klippermate has better flying clamps.

Zhou 04-06-2008 05:47 AM

The Klippermate Clamps look like a lot more of a pain to use than the Gamma ones.

max 04-07-2008 08:01 AM

Actually, I have both, and the Klippermate are twice as nice! So it goes.

roger is the king 04-07-2008 03:26 PM

most friends/ppl prefer gamma over klip for technical and com. factors and needs

LanEvo 04-07-2008 06:53 PM

i picked x-2 because the gamma has the racheting system

Mansewerz 04-07-2008 07:00 PM

I have the same question. The Gamma is also about 100 dollars more than teh Klippermate, isn't it?

And what is this ratcheting system?

tsmcauliffe 04-08-2008 08:03 AM

I would suggest neither. I just bought a Silent Partner Swing and I love it. It comes with a reel of string and has a full clutch. I've used all three types like the SP Swing the best.

max 04-08-2008 09:03 AM

That makes sense: I didn't know the SP Swing was still being manufactured. I'd go there.

Don't oversell yourself on how fast the Gamma "clutch" goes; not that much of a speed improvement. One of the reasons I did NOT buy Gamma was because you could purchase replacement clutch heads. . . this said to me that they wore out or broke on occasion. I was concerned about the "diamond dust" wearing out. . . and this stuff does! My Gamma clamp is plastic, and the two surfaces don't exactly match; the magical diamond dust is losing its pixie juice!

SP Swing sounds good all around.

Mansewerz 04-08-2008 01:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tsmcauliffe (Post 2235077)
I would suggest neither. I just bought a Silent Partner Swing and I love it. It comes with a reel of string and has a full clutch. I've used all three types like the SP Swing the best.

how much was it?

Mansewerz 04-08-2008 04:42 PM

I read about the SP Swing stringer.

Here are some of issues though
-Klippermate comes with a lifetime guarantee and 30 day moneyback guarantee
-SP Swing never mentions a guarantee
-SP Swing is 60 bucks more
-Klippermate doesn't have a clutch system

Now what exactly does a clutch system do and is it worth the extra money and no guarantee?

lethalfang 04-08-2008 05:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Mansewerz (Post 2236388)
I read about the SP Swing stringer.

Here are some of issues though
-Klippermate comes with a lifetime guarantee and 30 day moneyback guarantee
-SP Swing never mentions a guarantee
-SP Swing is 60 bucks more
-Klippermate doesn't have a clutch system

Now what exactly does a clutch system do and is it worth the extra money and no guarantee?

SP Swing is $200 including a reel of string. I had one before.
It has a good clutch tensioner (same purpose as a ratchet, but quieter and better), and good flying clamps.
Is it worth the extra money? Maybe. X-2 has crappy clamps and Klippermate has no clutch/ratchet, but SP Swing is $60 more expensive.

Mansewerz 04-08-2008 05:03 PM

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Originally Posted by lethalfang (Post 2236460)
SP Swing is $200 including a reel of string. I had one before.
It has a good clutch tensioner (same purpose as a ratchet, but quieter and better), and good flying clamps.
Is it worth the extra money? Maybe. X-2 has crappy clamps and Klippermate has no clutch/ratchet, but SP Swing is $60 more expensive.

Yea, but what does a clutch/ratchet do? And is there any warranty.

lethalfang 04-08-2008 05:06 PM

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Originally Posted by Mansewerz (Post 2236461)
Yea, but what does a clutch/ratchet do? And is there any warranty.

A ratchet/clutch allows the tensioner to move in only one direction, i.e., if the tension bar is below horizontal, you can use the clutch to adjust it without taking the string out of the tensioner.
The warranty is either 6 month or 2 years. I don't remember, but you probably won't need it anyway.

Mansewerz 04-08-2008 05:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lethalfang (Post 2236473)
A ratchet/clutch allows the tensioner to move in only one direction, i.e., if the tension bar is below horizontal, you can use the clutch to adjust it without taking the string out of the tensioner.
The warranty is either 6 month or 2 years. I don't remember, but you probably won't need it anyway.

By the way, how long is the reel of string? I can get tecnifibre syn. gut for like 30 bucks for 660'.

Mansewerz 04-08-2008 06:45 PM

bump it up

Zhou 04-08-2008 06:56 PM

You don't have to bump a thread that you posted in just 2 hours ago.
I would go with the X-2 personally.

Mansewerz 04-08-2008 07:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Zhou (Post 2236776)
You don't have to bump a thread that you posted in just 2 hours ago.
I would go with the X-2 personally.

Oh my bad, i'm just anxious.

lethalfang 04-08-2008 08:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mansewerz (Post 2236484)
By the way, how long is the reel of string? I can get tecnifibre syn. gut for like 30 bucks for 660'.

660' of their synthetic gut


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