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    Default Opinions on this machine...

    With my local independent sports shop closing (can't compete with the big chains), I've decided to start stringing my own racquets.

    Anyone got any opinions on the A07 Pro's Pro Shuttle Express at the bottom of this page - http://www.watdon.com/Manual.htm

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    Just found a load of stuff on this site about the Alpha version. It looks like this one has been improved with a six point mount.

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    It doesn't look like there is much scope for moving the side supports nearer or further from the 6 and 12 o'clock supports.
    It looks like they might be closer to 3 and 9 o'clock than is best.

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    Very good supports! Like the Exthree AM-600.

    I think the support columns can be moved in and out by unscrewing the bolts. The Eagnas ST-250 has this feature.

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    Master Jerry, I am sure you can mod the Wadon ShuttleExpress by wielding on twin rails for the swivel clamps .

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    how'd you knwo I'd read this?

    putting on fixed clamps isn't that hard...if you know a welder, or handy-man
    though they're not thát needed, for starters the machine is great, I think...

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    Dink it! Is your highly modded machine holding up?

    Quote Originally Posted by jerby
    how'd you knwo I'd read this?

    putting on fixed clamps isn't that hard...if you know a welder, or handy-man
    though they're not thát needed, for starters the machine is great, I think...

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    quite a good machine. the minimum recommendation to string badminton rackets above 26lbs.

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    Well, I just received my machine today. So far I've just put it together.

    good points
    it comes in a case as illustrated
    a set of allen keys are supplied for assembly
    it's cheap
    W&D gave excellent service - I ordered a set of BG80, NBG95 and a 100m reel (only £5) of no-name to practice with. They threw in 10 sets of Gosen strng for free. Also they phoned me before dispatch to check my order.

    bad points
    no assembly instructions - but it's not hard to put together. Also I needed a small spanner (not supplied) as well to complete assembly
    it won't fit in the case without disassembly and disassembly requires an allen key
    when the ratchet is sliding it sounds rough, but otherwise smooth running.
    the tension scale is a bit vague - marks are approx. 1mm thick and 1kg is a movement of >2mm.


    I'm off to string a racquet now!

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    Congrat! Please provide photos for us . It looks like a fairly simple and effective machine. What's a spanner BTW? Did you get a starting clamp? Did you order two extra flying clamps for a total of four? Oh, did you purchase an electronic calibrator?

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    Finished!

    Only took 2 1/2 hours!

    Pre-stringing took longer than tensioning.

    Used only the tools supplied.
    Strung at 9kg ~20lbs

    Machine has not been calibrated (yet).

    A spanner is an adjustable wrench
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomsk
    A spanner is an adjustable wrench
    Only if it is an adjustable spanner

    I think it is just

    spanner=wrench

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    About half way through tensioning the mains. I need more clamps. Didn't use the awl at all. The stringer is sitting on a cheap workmate (£10 from B&Q)

    If you ever wondered what the hook is used for on Swiss Army Knives. - It's not ideal though, because it has a square profile and as such the corners can damage the string.

    The racquet is a Nanospeed 7000 that's about to retired as a spare - it recently had a nasty clash.

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    Nice! Now take close up photos of the head and throat supports . You can use curtain hooks to pull strings.

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    Clamps are made of Aluminium










    that's a box of 50 tubes of Yonex AS50 in the background (I'm responsible for my clubs shuttles)

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    Thanks Tom! Wonderful photos for us baddie stringers .

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    HOLEy some priceyyyy shuttlecocks

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