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    Default Suggestions for A Stringing Machine and guides

    Hello everybody:

    I'm a beginner with no prior knowledge of stringing machine or techniques. I'm looking for a decent stringing machine primarily for badminton racquet. So, I'm asking if any of you guys would suggest a machine for me, where to get it online, and any other information of how to string a badminton racket. I have an armortec 700 and a nanospeed 9ks. Thanks in advance. Also, the only machine that I have heard is Eagnas ST-250 and it costs $319.

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    Don't get the ST-250. Horrible fit and finish! Eagnas might even send you a used ST-250!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by alan06 View Post
    Hello everybody:

    I'm a beginner with no prior knowledge of stringing machine or techniques. I'm looking for a decent stringing machine primarily for badminton racquet. So, I'm asking if any of you guys would suggest a machine for me, where to get it online, and any other information of how to string a badminton racket. I have an armortec 700 and a nanospeed 9ks. Thanks in advance. Also, the only machine that I have heard is Eagnas ST-250 and it costs $319.

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    THanks Pete LSD for the head-up. What machine would you suggest then? I'm open to every suggestion and in desperate need to get one. Thanks!

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    Alpha's Shuttle Express and Watdon's Shuttle Express.

    Quote Originally Posted by alan06 View Post
    THanks Pete LSD for the head-up. What machine would you suggest then? I'm open to every suggestion and in desperate need to get one. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete LSD View Post
    Alpha's Shuttle Express and Watdon's Shuttle Express.
    Do you know which website sells them?

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    You can contact Mark at info@alphatennis.com or Robin at sales@watdon.com.

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    If strictly for personal usage (e.g. average less than 3 rackets per day), and you mainly work no more than 25lbs range, Klipper M140 could be a good alternate. It's a well made 2 point support drop weight machine. It's good enough for personal usage.

    The cost should be less than US$180 (shipping included).

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    Quote Originally Posted by LazyBuddy View Post
    If strictly for personal usage (e.g. average less than 3 rackets per day), and you mainly work no more than 25lbs range, Klipper M140 could be a good alternate. It's a well made 2 point support drop weight machine. It's good enough for personal usage.

    The cost should be less than US$180 (shipping included).
    Thanks for your suggestion. This seems like a really good saving. But how long would a drop weight machine take to string a normal racket compared to a manual crank. In addition, I'm afraid the 2 point support might damage the racket. I do like to string my racket normally at 24x24 or less. Thanks and waiting for your response.

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    the diff between dropweight and crank or electronic is not the time saved. There is time saved but not much. it is the accuracy and maintenance. and not to forget constant-pull or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by utopia_imminent View Post
    the diff between dropweight and crank or electronic is not the time saved. There is time saved but not much. it is the accuracy and maintenance. and not to forget constant-pull or not.
    More like the other way around.

    A well made drop weight machine is consistant pulling, and never needs calibration, as long as the gravity remains the same. Therefore, accuracy is not an issue, if the stringer knows what s/he is doing. Crank machine needs calibration to maintain the accuracy, and is not consistant pulling.

    Average speaking, it might take about 10-15 more minutes (20-25%) to use a drop weight machine when compare to a crank machine. Therefore, it's hardly a factor for personal usage. If you open a store and doing 20+ a day, that could be critical.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alan06 View Post
    Thanks for your suggestion. This seems like a really good saving. But how long would a drop weight machine take to string a normal racket compared to a manual crank. In addition, I'm afraid the 2 point support might damage the racket. I do like to string my racket normally at 24x24 or less. Thanks and waiting for your response.
    For personal usage, the difference in time is un-significant. A well made string machine should handle 24lbs or less without any problem, if the stringer does things correctly, and the racket in acceptable condition.

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    alan06,

    Don't worry. Just get a six-point drop weight machine .

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    Thanks Pete, but what drop weight machine has six-point support system? Suggestion? Right now, I'm in between Klippermate M140 or Eagnas Easy 3. The Easy 3 is double the price, so I really want it to be worth it.

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    Don't worry. Just get a six-point drop weight machine .

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    Alan06-
    Do not get Eagnas. If you search this forum, you will find so much complaints about Eagnas ranging from poor quality of product to poor customer service. It is definately worth the little extra for a 6 point machine. I currently use a SAM G2 6 point support drop weight machine. It comes with both separate badminton and tennis clamps. The fixed clamps are single operation and the whole machine is well made.
    A good thing is to shortlist your choice and then do a search on this forum.
    Goodluck

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    SAM, Mutual Power, Alpha and Gamma are great choices. Why don't you save enought money before making a purchase. And stay away from Eagnas.

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    for Gamma in the US you can try www.atssports.com

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