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    Quote Originally Posted by taneepak
    6-point machines are slow because the 4 side supports, especially those on the Easy-3, get in your way. Even using dental floss can be a hassle. Pre-stringing would be better with this machine.
    Ding! I always pre-string or have a friend (who I taught) pre-string for me. Might as well, most of the time we're waiting for a court, just biding time.

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    • It seems that one can transplant the posts and support arms of the Easy-3 onto a stainless steel turntable .
    • Maybe S4madman, Dan, can help out with Putonghua .
    • Actually, dental foss is quiet easy to use. It is the next fastest method of tackling the shared grommets next to the awl ( = ouch for the racquet . . . mercy, mercy).
    Quote Originally Posted by taneepak
    No, the Easy-3 arms are fixed. The "C" mounts or clamps at the end of the arms can be adjusted by a sliding action to handle different racquet widths. They sell stringing tools and will replace parts free of charge but you pay for the return courier costs.

    I have talked to Eagnas in both Taiwan and Shenzhen but I have difficulty with my mandarin.6-point machines are slow because the 4 side supports, especially those on the Easy-3, get in your way. Even using dental floss can be a hassle. Pre-stringing would be better with this machine.
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    I have to get the base plate remachined as the original design was binding when the clamp assembly slid. I will post pics when I get it done and hopefully working.

    Quote Originally Posted by Pete LSD
    Did you have any success with the conversion? Can you post pictures of the new single-action clamps, bars and cradle?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete LSD
    Maybe S4madman, Dan, can help out with Putonghua .
    Hao shao! Ha! Ha! Ha!

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    Default Single action clamp conversion

    Quote Originally Posted by Pete LSD
    Did you have any success with the conversion? Can you post pictures of the new single-action clamps, bars and cradle?
    Here are a few pics of the glide bar conversion to my flex740. Everything looks ok but have not strung a racket on it yet. The glide uses ball bearings so there is no play when the string is clamped. It is a little tight but is tolerable. The only problem I can see right now is that the mains cannot be clamped as close to the frame as I would like. Could've gained a quater inch if I had used steel instead of aluminum.
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    Thumbs up Excellent Mod!

    Great effort! Do you think the clamps sit too high?

    Man, you get a machine that has both types of clamps!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete LSD
    Great effort! Do you think the clamps sit too high?

    Man, you get a machine that has both types of clamps!
    Don't think so. I did mount a strung racket and the strings sit just a little above the bottom of the teeth.

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    Can the two glide bars be moved towards, and away from, each other? If yes, then there should be no problem with the clamp gripping the string as the reach to the string for the clamp is fixed, with the two moving glide bars doing the necessary adjustment. Also can the turntable and the glide bars be removed and then rotated 90% for stringing the crosses?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryeung
    Here are a few pics of the glide bar conversion to my flex740.
    MMMMmmmmmmm, fixed clamps.

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    I see the rollers attached to the glide bars! Did you mill that piece of aluminum base plate yourself?

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    Quote Originally Posted by taneepak
    Can the two glide bars be moved towards, and away from, each other? If yes, then there should be no problem with the clamp gripping the string as the reach to the string for the clamp is fixed, with the two moving glide bars doing the necessary adjustment. Also can the turntable and the glide bars be removed and then rotated 90% for stringing the crosses?
    Yes, the table is slotted and the clamps slide in them. They can be removed and turned to do the crosses. The only glide bar system I have seen is one from Victor and I really did not like the play in the glides. That's one reason I used bearings which eliminate all slack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete LSD
    I see the rollers attached to the glide bars! Did you mill that piece of aluminum base plate yourself?
    No, I have a friend who has a milling machine so he was able to do it for me as a favour. That saved me a pile of money as it was done twice. The first time I used a brass piece for the end plate but it bound and was not usable. Probably because the bas was aluminum. I then had to redo the end plates and used ball bearings instead. That way, the play in the slides can be eliminated as you can be off by a few thou and the bearings wll still allow the carriage to slide. The slide is a little rough but that could be because there is only a few thou clearance in the width of the slot. Hopefully after some use it will smooth out. If not I guess I could use a file and put a slight chamfer in the slots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryeung
    No, I have a friend who has a milling machine so he was able to do it for me as a favour. That saved me a pile of money as it was done twice.
    Nice, hope the clamps work well for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S4MadMan
    Nice, hope the clamps work well for you.
    Well just strung a racket with the new clamps and it worked quite well. It will take me a couple of tries to get the best orientation but I do love the fact there is no play at all when the clamps tighten up. With the swivel clamps, there was always a little movement but these are rock solid. Also the clamps don't get in the way when doing the crosses like the swivel clamps did. All in all, quite happy with the way it turned out.

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    Are the steel ones thinner?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete LSD
    Are the steel ones thinner?
    The clamps are not any smaller. It's just that you only need one clamp to do the crosses. And I find that the clamp does not get in the way on the last string at the top for tying the finishing knot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryeung
    The clamps are not any smaller. It's just that you only need one clamp to do the crosses. And I find that the clamp does not get in the way on the last string at the top for tying the finishing knot.
    Hi there!
    Well I have been reading your mess, I wonder if you are satisfied with your Flex 740, cause I might buy one of this. from eagnes, also buy some xtra badminton clamps, so any suggestions of extra tools I can order from them.

    this is my first machine, I just want to hear your thougts.

    Thnx

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