Stringway stringer tension adjustment?

lstewart

Semi-Pro
Just got a Stringway table top stringer with fixed clamps through an estate sale. Think it might be a ML100 from pictures. I am a long time stringer with a Klippermate. Mine has a scale on the drop weight bar so you can set the weight at the tension you need. The Stringway stringer has no type of tension readings on the bar. I assume I am missing whatever I need to set the accurate tension. Can someone that strings with this machine tell me what I am missing to know the tension along the various weight settings on the bar? A sticker? Some type of scale to measure the bar?
 

Clintspin

Professional
It comes with a yardstick with the lbs on the stick. You can order from their American distributor. Do a search.
 

lstewart

Semi-Pro
Thanks Clintspin. I looked on the Stringway website before posting the question. All I saw was some type on tension advisor wheel. That's not what I need is it?
 

esgee48

Legend
The Tension Advisor wheel is not what you need. The item you need is a metal ruler with etched tensions on it. (They're in # and Kg). Reason you don't get a metal etched bar is because of variation in the manufacture which throws off the etched tension depending on how far it screws into the Alu block. Once they screw that bar in though, the distance measurement becomes valid. You need to email Alpha or NewTech Tennis or contact @Technatic (FT, the owner) and tell them you need to buy a metal ruler with the tensions on it. They will know what you are missing.

Meanwhile, if you need to have a racquet strung, you can get the tension by pulling on a luggage weight and making a mark on the bar with a pen.

edit: See post #19. The pics show the metal rulers
https://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/index.php?threads/stringway-machine-users-club.461190/
 
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beepee1972

Rookie
In fact, it is probably a white plastic ruler instead of a metal ruler. In the first post in the thread mentioned above, you can see it lying on the table.
 

lstewart

Semi-Pro
Thanks guys. I can't find the tension ruler available for sale on the websites. Have any of you bought a replacement anywhere?
 

Clintspin

Professional
We shouldn't list web pages of other tennis suppliers on the TW board. You need to search for the American distributor and call them. They will be able to sell and ship what you need. With a little work you could make your own. You need something like a yard stick that you can mark with tension measurements. By using a tension gauge you could mark the stick. It would be much easier to order it.
 

Technatic

Professional
Hi Lstuart,

The ruler is cheap costs €7,49 directly from us but please contact Alpha Tennis who is our distributer in the US on info@alphatennis.com.

We do not offer parts on our site because we do not sell many parts.
 
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