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Old 02-26-2004, 03:35 AM   #4
Jerry Seinfeld
Join Date: Feb 2004
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With constant pull, the machine will continue to pull tension as the string elongates until it is clamped off. This makes it VERY important that the stringer remains as consistent as possible from string to string and string job to string job with his/her method of pulling and clamping. If "String A" is pulled and clamped off in 5 seconds and "String B" (same length for illustration) is pulled and not clamped for 20 seconds because the stringer stopped to answer a customer's question, then the actual tension will vary. Again, stringers using contant pull machines need to be EXTREMELY consistent or their end results, stringbed stiffness, will indeed vary. With a lock-out machine, this isn't an issue, because the string is always locked out at the same tension.
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