I have a base model Klippermate...would it be worth it to upgrade?

Discussion in 'Strings' started by dberke, Dec 22, 2009.

  1. dberke

    dberke New User

    Feb 14, 2005
    Hello. I own the base model Klippermate drop weight stringer. (Around $100) (Two point clamping and floating clamps) I've used it for about 5 years stringing just my own rackets and I think it is a great stringer. It takes me about 35 minutes to string a racket.

    My question is...if I wanted to upgrade to a better stringer, what would be the next step up? Is there something I could use that could drop my stringing time down to about 20 minutes with the same or better tension consistency?

    My understanding is that unless I buy a very expense high-end stringer, a mid-range one ($300-$600) wouldn't really give me much more benefit. Any opinions?

    Also, does anyone like those pathfinder awls that supposedly make it easier to string through a hole covered by another string?
  2. rich s

    rich s Hall of Fame

    Feb 18, 2004
    to increase your stringing speed that much you would need to look at an electronic machine..... I know a fixed clamp drop weight is not going to get you down to 20 minutes..... a fixed clamp crank may reduce your time some but I don't think it will cut it in half....
  3. AmericanTemplar

    AmericanTemplar Professional

    Aug 11, 2005
    San Francisco, CA
    Yeah, I moved from a Klippermate to an Alpha Apex II & it didn't cut down my time that much. It's more of a pleasure to use & it's something that I'll probably have for the rest of my life, but if you're just stringing for yourself & your heart's not set on upgrading, the Klippermate is fine.

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