Thread: Klippermate M140 size and wight
02-10-2010, 02:54 PM #1
Klippermate M140 size and wight
can some M140 users give me some info about the sizes and the wight of that machine?
02-10-2010, 02:59 PM #2
02-10-2010, 03:14 PM #3
My uncle is currently in the US, so i wont pay for shipping.
02-10-2010, 03:46 PM #4
If you take it apart, the longest part would about 60 cm. It could be put in carray on. But it is made of solid steel, so it is heavy, I believe it is over 20 lbs.
02-10-2010, 03:50 PM #5
Last edited by dorysan; 02-10-2010 at 04:00 PM.
02-10-2010, 06:59 PM #6
Take it apart is not a problem. every one could do it . When you buy it , it comes in pieces anyway, It needs to be assembled.
But you may try http://www.mybadmintonstore.com/shop...roducts_id=337. The shop is in Hongkong, I order my clamps and strings from them. The price includes shipping worldwide.
You may try http://www.badmintoncentral.com/foru...ad.php?t=20030
There are many online shop from UK. I saw they have stringing machine, the shipping could be cheaper to Israel.
02-10-2010, 11:48 PM #7
02-12-2010, 11:50 AM #8
I did the same thing as you, I had a friend order it from Klipper, and then another friend who was in US at the time brought it back to the UK as hand luggage.
I told him how big it was, but forgot to mention the weight. I got an ear-ful of complaints It's really heavy, at least 8-10 kg I think.
Mine came already assembled in a fairly small box, ready to go straight out of the box. There are quite a few accessories, like the clamps, awl, etc. But the box is a thinnish, long rectangular shape, so pretty easy to carry under the arm.
This was about 10 years ago. Maybe carry-on luggage sizes are smaller now but my friend had no problems getting it on the plane.
Tip: the awl is a pretty lethal-looking metal spike. You might wanna take it out of the box and put it in the stowaway luggage.
Oh, and I love my Klippermate. I've tried two other 6 point machines but overall I still prefer the Klippermate for accuracy and simplicity. My friend has a professional electronic machine which cost more than $5,000. It's much much faster than the Klippermate, but I only use it for my own rackets, and it takes around 40 minutes so it's fine for doing one racket every month or so. In all the years I've been using the Klippermate, I've only broken one racket, and that was from a ridiculously heavy racket clash which destroyed both frames instantly. The Yonex Nanospeed I'm using now has over 30 paint chips from clashes (basically no paint left!) but the frame is fine. I've got rackets I bought in 1997 which I still use.
And you can't beat the economics. I paid around $140 for mine, and it paid for itself in less than 6 months. The only downside: friends will hassle you for urgent stringing when they can't get to their usual store
02-12-2010, 11:54 AM #9
maybe you remember the shop?
i found M140 for 200$! and its really big difference !
02-12-2010, 12:07 PM #10
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