What's the difference between 2 prong clamps and 3 prong clamps

Discussion in 'Stringing Techniques / Stringing Machines' started by Radical Shot, Apr 6, 2005.

  1. Radical Shot

    Radical Shot Semi-Pro

    Feb 22, 2004
    ...apart from 1 prong!

    My exhaustive research on stringing machines has now focused on the clamps, in particular the number of prongs they have. I've noticed that some have 3, others have 4. I have spoken to one manufacturer and he said that it's not a big deal, personal preference. What do others think?
  2. Kevo

    Kevo Hall of Fame

    Feb 3, 2005
    I think the total surface area and the type of surface are what is important. The prongs are the part of the clamp that secures the string when lacing the crosses. The prongs have to go in between the mains to clamp the crosses, so IMO, it's important to have enough surface area and the proper surface type to clamp them securely without crimping them.

    So the answer is... it depends. :p

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