Old Ektelon Fixed Clamp Adjustment - What should I do?

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  1. JDogg

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    This may just take a bit of tinkering but I wondered if any of you could help with how you like to set your screws. On each clamp there is a top and bottom adjustment screw, the top is mainly for adjusting for string gauge I'm assuming, but I wondered if there was a factory or optimal position for the bottom screw?

    I will post pics shortly, these are old clamps, but they seem to be in good condition. If anyone out there has experience with these, any tips or tricks for your screw settings will be appreciated.
     
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  2. JDogg

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    This screw is the one I’m mostly asking about.


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  3. Irvin

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    call Tennis Machines
     
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  4. Young Pete

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    i think its just a good old trial and error as far as adjustment of the top and bottom screw goes.
     
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  5. MAX PLY

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    Yes, you can call TM but I think trial and error is probably right. You also want to make sure the clamps are clean at both ends--i.e., the teeth and the area that grips the bar. Also make sure your bar is clean.
     
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  6. JDogg

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    Did you see the pic? Those bars are SHIMMERING :) but yes they as well as the clamps are clean. That's actually what lead me to this question, after taking the clamps off and cleaning them, I realized that the adjustment of the screws were a little out of whack. Much as I anticipated, it's going to be trial and error as you all mentioned. Thanks for the input to everyone!
     
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