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Old 03-02-2013, 06:38 AM   #10
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Originally Posted by dak95_00 View Post
Are these machines considered to be automatic drop weight like the Stringways? I've been wondering for some time.
You know, when we were using them back in the '70s, I don't think there was a great deal of concern about the lever long as the lever arm didn't bottom out. The degree range for the arm was not that pretty much were between 2:00 and 3:00(more or less, I reckon ) when stringing a 'normal' string. No poly and not much Kevlar 'back then'...something like Blue Star would likely bottom out on the first pull, so a second might be necessary. A few others like Guttex might be stretchy enough to bottom out on the first pull.
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