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Nickac 03-16-2013 07:53 AM

How good are the klippermate
 
How good are they. I was thinking of stringing my own racquets. So like maybe 1 to 2 racquets a month.

Is this machine worth buying for $60 used vs paying a stringer to string my racquets?

slowfox 03-16-2013 08:04 AM

I think it's great. The drop weight tensioner initially takes some practice, but it's simple after that. For $60 you'll make your money back after 3 or 4 stringjobs. Totally worth IMO.

I've strung probably 100+ since I got it last year. Still in great shape. Built like a tank.. :)

loosegroove 03-16-2013 08:05 AM

Agreed. And if you don't like it, you'll easily be able to sell it for $60 on craigslist and get your money back.

Nickac 03-16-2013 08:05 AM

So now te guy is telling me one of the floating clamps is missing. I mean who looses a clamp.

Where do I get one?

Also is poly harder to stun then a multi

mmk 03-16-2013 08:15 AM

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Originally Posted by Nickac (Post 7279858)
So now te guy is telling me one of the floating clamps is missing. I mean who looses a clamp.

Where do I get one?

Also is poly harder to stun then a multi

You can get a clamp from Klipperusa for $35. Yes, poly is harder to string than a multi, but just that, more difficult - not impossible. The main thing with poly is to start with the bar down instead of up.

esgee48 03-16-2013 12:13 PM

KlipperMate does not have a racheting mechanism so you cannot really start with the weight down. Just know that poly does not stretch as much as nylon/syn gut. You have to allow more string between the frame and gripper to allow the weight to be horizontal.

tyu1314 03-16-2013 12:32 PM

I own a klippermate and have strung at least 50racquets on it, i think its a really good machine. The machine does not have ractchet system, but can still easily get the job done, after one or two pull, you can figure out how much slacks you have to put through the gripper.

Lakers4Life 03-16-2013 01:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Nickac (Post 7279835)
How good are they. I was thinking of stringing my own racquets. So like maybe 1 to 2 racquets a month.

Is this machine worth buying for $60 used vs paying a stringer to string my racquets?

There is an Eagnas Flex 160 on CL in Irvine for $99. A way better machine than a Kmate. IMHO

Nickac 03-16-2013 02:56 PM

How do I learn how to string with the Engas. I know te klippermate goes with a manual and phone support and they guarantee you can do it

g_desilva 03-16-2013 03:07 PM

A lot of machines are pretty user friendly, and many instructional videos on youtube are going to be interchangeable between helping you understand the fundamentals of stringing - nothing much to worry about here.

Lakers4Life 03-16-2013 03:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Nickac (Post 7280884)
How do I learn how to string with the Engas. I know te klippermate goes with a manual and phone support and they guarantee you can do it

It will be much easier to string on the Eagnas than on a Kmate. One it's got fixed clamps, far easier to use than floating clamps. The tensioner has a clutch, where the Kmate does not.

kadishack 03-16-2013 04:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Lakers4Life (Post 7281057)
It will be much easier to string on the Eagnas than on a Kmate. One it's got fixed clamps, far easier to use than floating clamps. The tensioner has a clutch, where the Kmate does not.

It doesn't look like the eagnas flex 160 has fixed clamps but has flying clamps instead.

Major 03-16-2013 04:38 PM

I love my klippermate. Better string jobs right off the bat than any I had ever paid for. Stringing poly is easy. I think the notion that it is difficult on a klippermate is more hype than substance (just my opinion, of course).

Lakers4Life 03-16-2013 05:35 PM

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Originally Posted by kadishack (Post 7281287)
It doesn't look like the eagnas flex 160 has fixed clamps but has flying clamps instead.

If you see the pictures it has fixed clamps, I suspect it's a Flex 740. The seller has it listed as a Flex 160.


mmk 03-16-2013 05:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Lakers4Life (Post 7281525)
If you see the pictures it has fixed clamps, I suspect it's a Flex 740. The seller has it listed as a Flex 160.


If it is the one in the picture, buy it now. The clamps alone are worth the asking price.

gmatheis 03-16-2013 06:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Lakers4Life (Post 7281525)
If you see the pictures it has fixed clamps, I suspect it's a Flex 740. The seller has it listed as a Flex 160.


$99 for the stringer in this pic is a steal ... even if it is an Eagnas.

kadishack 03-16-2013 06:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Lakers4Life (Post 7281525)
If you see the pictures it has fixed clamps, I suspect it's a Flex 740. The seller has it listed as a Flex 160.


Ahh I didn't look at the post, I just looked up the model. My bad...

Definitely worth at least $99, go get it.

Lakers4Life 03-16-2013 08:43 PM

I would buy it, but I don't really need it.

Topspin101 03-17-2013 08:38 AM

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Originally Posted by Nickac (Post 7280884)
How do I learn how to string with the Engas. I know te klippermate goes with a manual and phone support and they guarantee you can do it

+1 on the phone support. They have been great to me. Buy the Klippermate with confidence....

marosmith 03-17-2013 09:00 AM

Wow what a Craigslist deal that is!


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