Electronic Stringing Machine. Which one?

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  1. doodeedoodah

    doodeedoodah New Member

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    Greetings,

    I currently own a Pro's Pro Shuttle Express but I am having lots of trouble with it. It keeps "biting" into the string thus causing damage to the string. Also, the brakes are always slipping. In the end, the racket's tension is also VERY MUCH lower than expected. This is really stressing me out!

    I am looking to get a electronic stringing machine but the cheapest I have seen are Pro's Pro. I am not very confident of the brand any longer but I would like to get some opinion on it. If it is not reliable, what other brand of electronic stringing machine can be recommended?

    Many thanks
     
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    what's your budget?
     
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    doodeedoodah New Member

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    Best be below 1000GBP if possible
     
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    I think you can make it with that budget, but if then I wouldn't recommend anything els but a WISE 2086.
     
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    doodeedoodah New Member

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    What do you think of WISE 2086? Is it worth an investment or better to up my budget to get something worth the value?

    Thank you both for replying
     
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    If those two problems are the only ones you have with a shuttle express, you can consider yourself lucky, because you should be able to fix them fairly easily...

    Good luck with your next machine. ;)
     
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    The Wise is by far the best and cheapest investment you can do if you want a reliable electronic machine, and it will need at least the double if you want an more advance tensioner.

    I've had mine by 2-3 years, and I don't need nothing more.
     
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    The thing is I already bought a new gripper and it still damages the string quite badly. The tension is way off as well. I bought this machine second hand from someone else and I am not really sure how to fix these problems. :(
     
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    Ask yourself the following questions about the shuttle express:
    • Is the 6-point-mount-system working properly?
    • Are the clamps okay?
    • Are the bases locking tight?
    If you have answered all of this with yes, then getting a WISE 2086 Tensionhead is a no brainer.
    Even if you decide to change your machine you can still use the WISE on different stringing machines. Be it a gamma, a prostringer, superstringer...
     
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    Thank you so much for your opinion. Definitely will consider it thanks!
     
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    speCulatius Regular Member

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    I had the same problems with the gripper and it was solved by a nail file and some patience. The nail file worked better than a normal one, because the blade is flexible.

    To solve problems with the breaks, you can easily open the crank and see how it works. I forgot to take pictures when I did it, but it's not exactly quantum mechanics.

    Anyway, I'm sure you'll enjoy whatever machine you'll get, but I cannot help with that decision. I'd appreciate to know about it including the reasons and some experience once you have it.
     

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