Entry Level Stringing Machine - Any recommendations?

TLB

New User
I'm actually looking at a used Alpha Revo 4000 for 300 euros. I have read a lot of good things about this machine, but I'm not sure I really want to deal with calibrating it or worrying if it's pulling the right tension.

I have looked at the Pro's Pro models, but I'm thinking of either going with a cheaper machine CB3, CB10 or go all out and get the ML90 T92 TH (for my budget).
 

TLB

New User
my gamma x2 has performed slowly but flawlessly for 6 years..has paid for itself 10 times now..

Hi,

No problems with warped or damaged frames? The fear of something happening to one of my racquets is what is keeping me away from looking at the two point mounting machines.

Thanks
 

gmatheis

Hall of Fame
Hi,

No problems with warped or damaged frames? The fear of something happening to one of my racquets is what is keeping me away from looking at the two point mounting machines.

Thanks

I've had my Progression 200 (same as X2 really) for about 2 years now and have been stringing my own rackets(played well over 80 league matches this year + hitting/recreational tennis) as well as for a couple people that I play with. Haven't had a single issue with it.

I am very cautious when I mount a frame to make sure it is being done properly. As long as you do that you should have no troubles with any type of mounting system.
 
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jmc3367

Rookie
I bought a prince neos for 600 in excellent condition and I have strung with it probably 40 times. I am loving it and never regretted it. Look around you can find them used on CL here and there. (assuming you are in the states)
 

max

Legend
That's great. If I were to ever update, that would be the machine I would go to. Sounds very nice.
 
I would suggest trying out the Klippermate. These guys have been in the business for a long time and they provide metal string clamps as opposed to the plastic ones by others. Plus its portable.

I'm a firm believer in less is mo and unless your Obsessive / Compulsive OCD over your racquet specs /condition for playing , then this stringer is ideal. Plus it comes with 4 sets of free strings to try out in the packaging ( a poly . a poly hydrid set up , a "rough" and a synthetic gut ).

Happy stringing !
 

gamerluke

Rookie
I would suggest trying out the Klippermate. These guys have been in the business for a long time and they provide metal string clamps as opposed to the plastic ones by others. Plus its portable.

I'm a firm believer in less is mo and unless your Obsessive / Compulsive OCD over your racquet specs /condition for playing , then this stringer is ideal. Plus it comes with 4 sets of free strings to try out in the packaging ( a poly . a poly hydrid set up , a "rough" and a synthetic gut ).

Happy stringing !
Not to sound insulting, but this stringer is only "ideal" if you have very little money to spend on a stringer or if you need something small. It is far from ideal in pretty much every other case. Needing/wanting/having/using a higher-end stringer has nothing to do with OCD. It has to do with faster, easier jobs that are, in general, going to be way more consistent.

Personally, I can't imagine stringing on a Klippermate, even though it might be a nice machine for the price, and I string on a "bottom of the line" crank machine.
 
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