Discussion in 'Stringing Techniques / Stringing Machines' started by arodnadal, Mar 25, 2005.
Whats the best Cheap stringing machine available?
All replies would be very appreciated
Best and cheapest...
What is your budget?
best of the cheap stringers
Any of the table top drop weight machines will do the job. Might try **** and look for a used Gamma X-2 (or klippermate), they run about 130 bucks new.
Many people start with a drop weight - for those old folks, I started with a BR-3...Still have it collecting dust in the garage.
If I was in the market for a new table top, I would buy this one. Great Deal! and features you can only find on $500 machines. You can buy 3 of these for the price of one laserfibre. A stringer is a stringer, all you need is something which pulls and holds tension.
Model Number: Flex 740
Special Price : $329.00 only US$219.00 Free String Plus String & Grip deal
I like my Klippermate.
I've owned the $135 Klipper for 3 years and it has performed well. I really like the sturdy all-metal construction. The floating clamps are also metal vs the plastic crap I've seen on some of the others. The string jobs come out better than the tennis shop because I pay attention to detail and don't trust the retail guy to do the same.
The only problem I've seen on the Klipper is the camm on the string puller. It is something of an art form to fixing the string in properly and getting the drop weight to hit the horizontal level. It usually takes 2 tries and sometimes 3 to properly tension the string. Some of the more expensive stringers have better string-pulling methods and will probably save a few minutes or even frustration if you are easily irritated. Still, 30min to string a racquet ain't bad given the initial investment.
Final note: I wouldn't buy the Klipper if you are stringing gut. I noticed that the few times I installed gut the Klipper camm would kink it - not so much that it broke there, but enough to make me a little nervous, especially given the high price of gut.
This one is very good. It's durable, easy to use, and inexpensive. When I'm playing a lot I'm stringing my rackets 5 to 7 times a week and this machine has really held up. Bonus is that it's very portable, so if you play tournaments you can stick it in your trunk and string a racket between matches or make some cash at the site.
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