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Question about Eagnas EASY-3

Discussion in 'Badminton Stringing Techniques & Tools' started by FAST!, Oct 10, 2005.

  1. FAST!

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    My friend and I bought the Easnas EASY-3 last week. We found out the diamond-coated, dual-action metal swivel clamp (fixed clamp) couldn't reach the badminton racquet when we mounted the badminton racquet to all six mounting points. we needed to lift up the fixed clamp to clamp the string. However, due to the weight of the clamp (metal), it's kinda heavy and will pull the string down. That way, it affects the tension. He wants to know is there any way to lift up the clamp, so that it can reach the switch the string appropriately?

    Could you please let me know how to do it or is it something wrong for the fixed clamp itself?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Neil Nicholls

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    didn't we have the same question a few week ago
    was the answer something to do with a spring to hold the clamp up?
     
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    eagnas.

    No support huh? Must be a way to control the heights. Else, a manufacturing defects.
    rgds:D

     
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    The swivel clamps can't be at the same height as the stringbed or you wouldn't be able to manoeuvre them (i.e., clamp off and clamp on an adjacent string). Is that what you mean?

    IMHO, the only time you have a bit of problem with the clamps pulling the strings down is when you do the first 2 centre mains. And there are ways to alleviate that (e.g., use a starting clamp, removable washers to temporarily hold up the clamps, etc.).
     
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    Best to contact Eagnas and have them answer your question.
     
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    Thank You for the info. Would you please let me know which post was it?
     
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    I also emailed to Eagnas. I'm waiting from their reply.

    Thanks
     
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    I'm using the flying clamp when set up the first 2 centra mains. Is it okay?
     
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    Well, I hope not.
     
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    Yes, this is what I do. Just make sure to double back and double tension the clamped 2 central main strings, just to make sure there's no slack.
     
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    Thank you guys, it was a great help to solve this mystery (at least to me) :eek:
     
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    Using only flying clamps to start stringing from the middle mains is not the best way on the Easy-3. You have one swivel clamp, which can be used as a starting clamp. This machine is best with another 3 flying clamps to go with it's swivel clamp. I am sure you can figure out on how to use the swivel clamp as a starting clamp without the clamp pulling the string down. :D
     
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    Yes, hindsight is 20/20. Looking back, I should have purchased an Easy-3 instead of the ST-200 because of the swivel clamp, it's so handy.
     
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    I'm sorry. how to setup the swivel clamp as a starting clamp? Please advice?
     
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    Please read the instructions that come with your stringing machine. :D
     
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    No, don't follow the instructions if you have two or more flying clamps to supplement your swivel clamp. If you have two or more flying clamps you can use the following procedure.
    Insert the main string at the middle, one string coming out on grommet TL1 (throat left #1), and the other string coming out from grommet TR1 (throat right #1) after going up HL1 and HR1 (head left #1 and head right #1). With your right hand pull the two strings at the throat end taut and straight. Position the swivel clamp to clamp on the inside of the frame at TL1 and clamp the string. If you pull the strings tight the clamped string will not drop down. Then pull the string at TR1 very tight with your right hand and put it into the string gripper. Crank the tensioner and tension the string. Use one flying clamp next to the swivel clamp and clamp the two taut strings. Then take another two flying clamps and clamp the two strings at the racquet head, the first one as near the inner edge of the frame as possibe, the other one next to it. If you have another flying clamp, you can clamp the two strings in the middle. Take the string out from TR1 and put into TR2, up into HR2 (head right grommet #2). Swing the gripper around and take the string coming out from HR2 and put into string gripper. Tension the string, then take the first flying clamp at the racquet head and clamp near the inner edge of the frame on the two strings on the right. You now have two flying clamps at the head clamping 3 strings. Swing the machine around and tension the string that comes out from TL1, making sure that you loosen the swivel clamp slightly as you reach the set tension. Re-clamp the swivel clamp. Swing the machine around, take the string from TL1 and put into TL2 and then up into HL2, and then tension. Take the flying clamp at the throat end and clamp the two strings on the left near the racquet head, but leave enough space for the swivel clamp. Loosen the swivel clamp and clamp it near the inner edge at HL2. You now have 4 main strings tensioned, with 2 flying clamps clamping 3 strings at the top on one side and one swivel clamp and one flying clamp at the top but on the other side. The rest is simply one right and then one left.
    From now on, you can dispense with the swivel clamp if you have 4 flying clamps. However, you must use the swivel clamp on the last two main strings on both side ends.
    For the crosses, the swivel clamp is a must for clamping the first cross string. For the second cross string, use one flying clamp with the swivel clamp. All subsequent cross strings can use two flying clamps without the use of the swivel clamp. When using two flying clamps on one side of the mains or the crosses. you must clamp them on 3 tensioned strings, with the middle string being clamped by both clamps, and the two clamps must be next to each other.
     
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    Huh? :confused: A picture is worth a thousand words. :D

    Also, for me, since I usually do a two knot, I would just use the swivel clamp to hold the main string to start. That's it.
     
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    Is it that difficult to follow? Perhaps you can draw some diagrams from the description and I will confirm if they reflect what I wrote.
     

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