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    Default Racking Stringing Machine

    I found a used heavy duty stringing machine for sale for a fairly cheap price. I'm thinking of picking it up, does anyone know if this machine will work for badminton rackets or not?

    http://vancouver.craigslist.org/spo/17228058.html

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    wow, what a machine! i wonder how many 100 pounds it weighs.... check out those drop weights. and the foot pedal!!

    very cool old relic, but i am not sure if i will ever let my Yonex rackets go near it...

    crazy stuff...
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    What is your opinion on this stringing machine?
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    wow, it doesn't look like a badminton stringing machine..

    Borrowing a line from Star Trek, this machine looks like the Enterprise with a warp factor of 10!!

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    Originally posted by Rohly
    What is your opinion on this stringing machine?
    Haven;t used this particular machine but the way the string is fixed to be pulled is very important for me. If it needs to be wound around in a figure of 8 on some plugs and then pulled, that is a very tedious way of stringing the whole racquet.

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    yeah. the more i look at it, the more it looks like some gadget from the torturing chamber.

    the size of the drop weight doesn't seem to indicate that it is too badminton friendly. also you need to worry about the clamps. clamps for tennis string has much wider "fingers". and good luck finding replacement badminton clamp for this thing.

    aside from that, you need to worry about moving it around considering it looks like some crazy heavy machinery and probably weighs a ton...

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    For the money, the Klipper will work much better and more quickly...

    Clamps on the monster appears to be tightened using wing screws, and the pulling arm looks like you will need to clamp using a screw motion as well. Both these methods indicate that you will need to use extra motion for each pull, meaning you will double or triple your time to string each racquet.

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    Surely that huge machine would break the racquet. Its massive!

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    Originally posted by Rohly
    Surely that huge machine would break the racquet. Its massive!
    well, it's not like it's being putting ON the racquet... But talk about a cheap dropweight, it looks like he's using an old plastic YORK dumbell piece for the weight. precision weight to the closest pound... NOT!

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    Wow, looks like a giant to me.

    The only good thing I can think about this machine is, u don't have to buy the stand separately.

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    Originally posted by Rohly
    What is your opinion on this stringing machine?
    Before purchase my Klipper machine, I was thinking about this one, since this one is cheaper compare to Klipper M140.

    However, the major reason I bought M140, is I think this Eagnas model's stand seems too light to hold. I was really afraid the entire machine will be flipped over during progress. The M140 seems have very solid base (altough might be heavier), which gives me a safe feeling.

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    Look like this contraption belongs to the museum.
    Check with some museum how much it worth, you might able to flip it to them for a quick profit so you can buy a current portable.
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    Originally posted by Rohly
    What is your opinion on this stringing machine?
    You might want to check out www.stringforum.net to look through the reviews for the various machines. I think there were some negative comments on the string gripper for Eagnas machines which are drop-weight.

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    Originally posted by Winex West Can
    You might want to check out www.stringforum.net to look through the reviews for the various machines. I think there were some negative comments on the string gripper for Eagnas machines which are drop-weight.
    http://www.stringforum.net/mforum.htm

    Yeah. Agree.

    Seems Eganas Hawk 10 (pic posted above) really got some reputation for "Cheap price, cheap quality" issues, and ppl even send it back for refund. Wow...

    Seems I was lucky enough to select Klipper M140 instead...

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    Is it suitable for stringing badminton racquets on because in the picture it is a tennis racquet?

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    I don't think the Mrs. would appreciate such an eye sore... unless you have your own basement or garage workshop . Honestly though, I think using that monster would be like using a bulldozer to build a sand castle .

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    Originally posted by Rohly
    Is it suitable for stringing badminton racquets on because in the picture it is a tennis racquet?
    Yes it is suitable for badminton. You might want to make sure that the flying clamps are for badminton not tennis (or at least ensure that they send you the badminton clamps).

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