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Thread: Klipper M140 Clamp problem
03-08-2007, 04:49 PM #1
Klipper M140 Clamp problem
I am new at stringing. When I tried to string a raquect with my Klipper M140 and Yonex BG 66 today (18 lb x 20 lb, according to the coversion chart) , I started following the instructions in their manual. For some reason, the string slipped in the clamp, it was like the clamp was not able to hold the string tightly and the coat of the string got some damage.
I heard that Klipper clamps may not be able to work on thin strings, is BG 66 too thin? Or I did something wrong? Do I have to buy new clamps?
Any advice would be appreciated.
03-08-2007, 04:54 PM #2
The default clamps from Klipper is very narrow and screw adjust. Therefore, with thin string, it will have some trouble to hold tight if tension is more than 22 or 23lb. However, if you over tighten the screws, u might damage the string.
Try to get Yonex or HQ (seems only perfect from main, a bit trouble for cross) flying clamps. Those spring ones are much better.
03-08-2007, 05:00 PM #3
I may probably only string at around 20 lb. Can I get around this by tighten the screws a little bit?
But I think you are right, I will try to get a HQ when my budget is not so tight.
03-08-2007, 07:34 PM #4
screw adjusted clamps allow some slippage. hi-qua flying clamps are superb! no need to adjust. just clamp and unclamp.
03-08-2007, 09:23 PM #5
Some miscellaneous comments:
+Get a starting clamp
+Start with two fly clamps
+Yes, Hi Qua Fly Clamps are great, better than the Yonex IMHO.
03-09-2007, 12:05 AM #6
BG66 is too thin and it will slip without any mod to the clamp.
If you need to string your racquet ASAP, here is what I did to mod my clamps.
Disassamble the clamp. Get a sand paper/cloth higher than 600 grid (or the one that came with) Sand the black center in X pattern. This will creat a rough surface. Reassemble the clamp again and place 1 business card in each side. Tighten the screw so the clamp just touch the business card and you can still pull out the card with little force. It should be enough to hold BG66 @23lb. Get a good clamp from HiQua ASAP.
Also use BlueJeff's method to make a starting pin with a short string.
03-09-2007, 05:07 AM #7Originally Posted by DinkAlot
03-09-2007, 09:33 AM #8Originally Posted by utopia_imminent
03-09-2007, 02:22 PM #9
Thanks guys. I've ordered two HQ flying clamps. I figure I will need them some day, so better early than late.
03-10-2007, 06:52 PM #10
You won't regret getting the HQ Fly Clamps.
03-10-2007, 10:29 PM #11Originally Posted by DinkAlot
03-11-2007, 12:45 AM #12Originally Posted by LazyBuddy
03-11-2007, 01:22 AM #13
What should I do with the Kilpper clamps after I get two HQ clamps?
Can I use still use them sometimes? It is not a good idea to let them just sit there.
03-11-2007, 01:43 PM #14
I actually have mine Klipper origional clamps just sitting there...
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