Fixed Clamps Question

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  1. darklore009

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    One of my fixed clamps started to wear out from many uses now and I'm considering replacing them on my Alpha Pioneer DC Plus. I did research couple of fixed clamp options I can choose from and would like to ask anyone with experience with the following clamps below:

    Pros Pro Universal Clamp
    Alpha Five Tooth Hybrid Clamp
    Alpha standard 5 tooth hybrid swivel clamp

    If there's other fixed clamps that i should look at, I welcome it.
     
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  2. Steve Huff

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    Pro' Pro is Eagnas. The post on their clamps will not fit the base of an Alpha. You'd have to replace the base clamp too. The Alpha 5 tooth Hybrid is smaller--hybrid being for badminton, racketball etc. Go with t he standard 5 tooth swivel clamp.
     
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    Thanks for the suggestion. I was skeptical on the Pros pros, i put that one on the list because its cost effective. Was wondering if different companies such as Gamma would work too.
     
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  4. Wes

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    The posts on Gamma clamps measure 12mm.
    I'm not certain what the Alpha (or Pro's Pro) clamps measure. If you have the means, you should definitely measure yours.
     
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  5. SavvyStringer

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    Contact Mark with alpha and get the real answer.
     
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  6. Steve Huff

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    I can tell you from experience that they will not fit. But, if you find a clamp you like that the post doesn't fit, you can get a good machine shop to make the post fit.
     
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    I went ahead and bought the one from Newtechtennis and it fits well. It took awhile to adjust due to it working much differently than the old clamps work. After awhile, I like them much more on how easy are they to use and it felt good using it. These does have the diamond dusted plates on theses.
     
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