Me and My EAG-300

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  1. dtd82

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    thx

    Great pics, and thanks for the fast posting.......been stringing for a while? The pics were taken of the areas/things that answer the questions, makes me think you understand the game...

    so, now the only remaining question/problem, I'm in NJ, and while the shipping cost stinks, they all have to ship.....but that loses the element of control over picking the box/machine, and I've seen a few other examples where parts haven't survived the trip........so, would the shipping factor into your choice of Eagnas, or is the risk/reward worth it........I know, just an opinion!

    Thx
     
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  2. lovelove

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    Wow, I thought it was copper string in mains. :mrgreen:
    Nice pics.
     
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  3. lovelove

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    Wait... Did you miss-weave the 2nd cross? :confused:
     
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    Lol. Looks like a mis-weave. Happens to all of us sooner or later.
     
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  5. Fedfan4life

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    I saw that already and fixed the problem. I was in a hurry to take a picture but everything is cool. Thanks for the concerns
     
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  6. iplaybetter

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    this just makes the wait till i can buy myn so much more painful
     
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  7. Fedfan4life

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    Thanks D, I just know where to take the pics because that where I looked for when thinking about buying the stringer.

    Shipping to NJ is a bummer. For us who lives in CA much more me that lives minutes away, its great to take the risk. I think you would be better off buying from Alpha since Mark takes care of your order personally, less risk you know. But if you order from eagnas, just pray that your stringer arrives with no damage and problem.
     
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  8. dancraig

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    I just hold the gripper so that the two sides are as far apart as possible and cram the alcohol soaked toothbrush bristles down in there. I work the bristles around a while and then insert a thin piece of cloth and try to slide it back and forth.
     
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  9. Fedfan4life

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    That's what I did many times today. I only have a problem with synthetic gut slipping, no probs with poly at all. Thanks Dan
     
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  10. dancraig

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    You may need to adjust the gripper with the screw on the end of it. Turning it makes the gripper grab more tightly or less tightly.

    I think backing the screw out makes the gripper grab more tightly.
     
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  11. Fedfan4life

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    Yeah did that also. BTW that perfect spin that came with the machine has a really thick silicone lining. I think thats the reason i'm getting alot of buildup in the gripper.
     
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  12. dancraig

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    Yeah, must be something like that. I don't need to clean my gripper very often. You could have some really oily/coated string.

    Here is an interesting fact about Eagnas crank tensioners. Maxline told me that all the Eagnas crank machines have the exact same tension head. From the $350 machine to the $800 machine, you get the same quality tension head.
     
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  13. Fedfan4life

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    Yeah neither have I, it just happened yesterday when I was stringing the perfect spin that it started to slip. So when I was stringing today with it (I ran out of my gosen micro) I have to double wipe it with a soft cloth to atleast take some excess silicone away.
     
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  14. iplaybetter

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    behind you, but i have to be somewhere else by the
    fedfan could you go pick one and ship it to me, i will give you a fee
     
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  15. Fedfan4life

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    Hehe.. Wouldn't that be the same if you buy from them?
     
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    behind you, but i have to be somewhere else by the
    no, i live in md so i cant go pic one
     
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  17. Fedfan4life

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    no, I mean by shipping it to you.
     
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  18. iplaybetter

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    true, but you said yourself if you can go get it get something else
     
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  19. Fedfan4life

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    I don't know if were on the same page here. I was telling DT that since he lives in NJ that he might as well just pay a little more for an Alpha because they'll give him the best service. He also said that he has seen packages that didn't survive the shipping process.
     
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    yes i understood i live in maryland which is close to new jersy, i wasent very serious anyway
     
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  21. dtd82

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    opps....

    ...laws of un-intended consequences...Fed, appreciate the thoughts, I tend to agree - machine may not outweigh the risk....though I'm a bit of a gambler, and tend to be lucky, so we'll see...

    Alphas surely have their strengths, but I come from a fixed clamp background way back, and having played around with the swivel clamps, I really want to get a glide bar setup. So unless I decide to splurge on a Neos, things slide back fast to the 300's....course, there seems to be a glut of glide bar machines on the big site today, maybe I'll take a flyer for $50 and really drive myself nuts..........
     
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  22. Fedfan4life

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    Do what you gotta do, Playa. lol What part of NJ are you from?
     
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  23. dtd82

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    Currently out in northern Morris county, born raised in Bergen...court rat since 13......U?
     
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  24. Fedfan4life

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    bergenfield? I lived in long beach since I was 14, born in the philippines.
     
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  25. dtd82

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    Bergen County, Wyckoff township.....not too far from Bergenfield..........ever wander out this way?
     
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  26. Fedfan4life

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    nah, I just used to know someone there. Good luck with the machine you decide to purchase.
     
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  27. dtd82

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    Thx...oh hey, did you look into the 350? I'm tossin around the 2pt/6pt thing....never used a 6pt, never had a problem with 2pt, but.....
     
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  28. Fedfan4life

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    I didn't like the 350 eventhough there was extra supports. It wasn't important to have the extra supports because I came from a klippermate. For the same price, you might as well buy the flex 940.
     
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  29. Fedfan4life

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    also you couldn't use the glide bar tray as a extra tool tray.
     
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  30. dtd82

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    Fed, ever string/use gut? I'm thinking of going back, and curious re the clamp slipping you had...
     
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  31. Fedfan4life

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    have I strung and used natural gut you mean? i've never strung natural gut before but i did use it in the past.

    The slipping that I had a problem with was actually the string (eagnas perfect spin) it had too much silicon coating. I never had a problem with poly nor synthetic when I was stringing all of them on the same day.
     
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  32. dtd82

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    yup, was just tinkering with my racket setup, and thinking about giving a set of VS a try.....crossed that brainfart with reading the clamp comments, and, well, there ya go.....glad to hear the problem was in the string, not the clamps......
     
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  33. Fedfan4life

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    Thanks for your concerns.
     
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  35. Fedfan4life

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    Question for DireDesire

    DD, How can I apply YOUR A.T.W. technique on a glide-bar machine with only one starting clamp? Thanks
     
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  36. dancraig

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    First, I'm not sure if it is possible to purchase the turntable and mounting. You could ask Maxline. Of course then you would have to buy the clamps and clamp bases. Even if it is possible to put it all together, you might be able to buy the whole machine for less money.
    Second, I don't even know if the turntable could be practically attached to the 300. I suppose it's possible, but I don't know.
    Sorry I couldn't be more help.
     
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  37. Fedfan4life

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    That's cool dude, thanks..... I was successful on DD's ATW pattern with the 300 but the real time consumer was the "going around the world" part which I have to take the glide bar and install it each time I clamp that part.
     
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  38. dancraig

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    After you do a few, you can switch the bar around in about ten seconds.
     
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  39. Fedfan4life

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    I did a few more 6.0s and I'm down to 35 mins. I'm just to apply the method with other types of frames.
     
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  40. kenshireen

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    Why is it a misweave... looks like alternating over/under

    Ken
     
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  41. kenshireen

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    why the eag 300 and not the 940

    Why did you choose the eag over the flex 940
     
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  42. diredesire

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    Hey, sorry fedfan, i didn't see this post!

    I'm sure by now you've figured out that it's a big pain to do "my" atw pattern with a glide rail style clamp.

    I used to try it on a NEOS, and ended up doing two piece patterns :p
     
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  43. Fedfan4life

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    50 bucks cheaper and the glide-bar clamps are a breeze to use. The calibration on the tension head is still spot-on after stringing about 25 frames.
     
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    It was a pain at first but a few more frames and I kinda got used to switching the glide-bars really fast. Thanks for your reply.
     
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    It was a misweave on the second cross on post 47. After I took the pic, I fixed the problem.
     
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  46. dancraig

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    Thought you might enjoy seeing what the 300 used to sell for.
    http://pw1.netcom.com/~maxline/upright.html#EAG300
     
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  48. dancraig

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    $659. I sent the page to your yahoo email.
     
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    Hahahaha this machine doubled in value? what !!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  50. dancraig

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    It's the Maxline site from a few years ago. I don't know why it's still up.
     

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