An advice on getting the first stringer machine

I have a great stringer professional where I take my frames, but I am also a frame collector and I like to play with different frames which makes it for an expensive experience if I want to play with polys and re-string every so many weeks.

So, I was thinking … I either get the most basic Klippermate and just go with it, or I stretch a budget little bit more and I get something like Gamna 602 FC that has Diamond-coated, rotational ratchet gripper 6-Point Quick Mount System
Universal String Clamps with teeth spacing and
Quick Action Swivel Clamp Bases, for about $400 more.

My question — for a recreational but frequent and serious play, what do you recommend?

The things that matter to me the most is the quality of string job — the accuracy of the stringing tension.

Do you have any recommendations given my choices and the objective I have in mind?
 

Irvin

Talk Tennis Guru
I have a great stringer professional where I take my frames, but I am also a frame collector and I like to play with different frames which makes it for an expensive experience if I want to play with polys and re-string every so many weeks.

So, I was thinking … I either get the most basic Klippermate and just go with it, or I stretch a budget little bit more and I get something like Gamna 602 FC that has Diamond-coated, rotational ratchet gripper 6-Point Quick Mount System
Universal String Clamps with teeth spacing and
Quick Action Swivel Clamp Bases, for about $400 more.

My question — for a recreational but frequent and serious play, what do you recommend?

The things that matter to me the most is the quality of string job — the accuracy of the stringing tension.

Do you have any recommendations given my choices and the objective I have in mind?
If you want to Save money on a machine buy a used machine in top shape. ECPs will be you highest priced option, while DW machines will be you lowest cost option. Both for good reason. Neither will produce a bad job it’s mainly the time it takes to string a racket. Somewhere in the middle are the lockout machines. LOs can do an excellent job, but not all LO machines are created equal. Do some homework before you buy and don’t buy any machine just because it’s a good deal. You often get just what you pay for. With a LO machine you will probably have to raise the tension 5-10% to get the same DT produced on eCP machines but that easy to do. Eliminating the cost of labor can often result in very large savings over having your racket strung by a so called professional. The so called professionals are usually cheap labor with high turnover.

EDIT: https://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/ind...zs-guide-to-buying-stringing-machines.213946/
 

jimmy8

Legend
I bought a used machine for 50% of retail and it works great. I have the Alpha Axis Pro which uses a crank. I paid $450 for a $900 machine.
 
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