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Discussion in 'Badminton Stringing Techniques & Tools' started by kwun, Mar 29, 2012.

  1. emjay

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    That looks like an Exthree machine, similar to the Prince or Alpha Ghost.
     
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    the OEM would be Porex in Taiwan.
     
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    Thank you!
     
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    Even if the StringMaster isn an awesome machine out of the box, i just couldn't help but start tweaking it a bit according to my needs.

    1) Remove the tool tray (one less thing that might catch the string...) - just remove three screws and there you go:
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    2) Move the WISE closer to the turntable (~4 cm). The fairly big distance was bugging me since the very first test. I'm weird, don't judge me too hard.
    Two extra holes in the mounting plate did the job just fine.
    before:
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    after:
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    Both tweaks in combination make the whole machine appear significantly more compact and the string handling is definitely improved with the closer WISE. I should get the main towers just about enough outwards to still mount tennis rackets if needed. Although I don't think that it's that crucial with tennis rackets if the side supports are located an inch higher or lower on the frame.

    #neverstoptweaking
     
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    We recently upgrade to the Yonex Precision 5.0 stringing machine. Pretty happy with it [​IMG]


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    Hello, this is my first post!
    Here is my stringing machine I purchased from a friend:
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    It's a Li Ning M807 with a Wise tension-er (with many modifications). I have to admit I am a chronic tinker-er and perfectionist so I made many changes to the gripper apparatus and the rest of the machine. The stringing machine is up on some casters (FootMaster) from Amazon as the basement is primarily a workshop and the stringing machine actually doesn't come out too often.

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    The awl is just mounted to the bottom tray via a super-glue bottle cap hot-glued to the metal side.

    Closer view of the gripper apparatus:
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    The top guides are mounted with tiny bolts after drilling and tapping. I tried to make as little permanent changes as possible in case I want to sell the machine in the future. The only other permanent modification is the little piece attached to the back of the actual gripper plate is bolted on.

    More views of the modifications:
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    All the silver parts added on are made of aluminium with the exception of the wire that limits the "return" travel of the grippers and the bracket the holds them.
    The button/switch is the perfect embodiment of my over-tinkering and perfectionism;) , it's completely over engineered and over built (it's actually the 4th version of the switch). I can post more pictures and details if others are interested (it has a little latch and door and MAGNETS). The actual switch is just a key-switch (Cherry MX) from a key-switch sample bought from eBay. And the silver "cap" is just a bit of aluminium hot-glued to each other.

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    Load spreader with a magnet super-glued to the bottom cause it kept falling off after use.

    I plan to add one of those little shelves from Ikea directly in front of the tension-er for more quick-access storage but I haven't gotten around to it yet. Maybe I'll post more pictures after I get to adding it. I also may try to add the function where the tension-er is activated when the gripper jaws are pulled forward when you go to tension the string, but that's for the future me.

    Thanks for reading my (first!) post.
     
  7. kwun

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    Lovely. you have a milling machine?

    (I see you have a sewing machine... :) )
     
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    No, sadly I do not. (though I would love to own one!!)
     
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    Here's my Pro's Pro Shuttle Express with Wise 2086. I have designed a machined aluminium adapter to raise the racket bed to allow 360deg rotation. The 3D-model STEP-file of the adapter is available if anyone wants to get one done. Mine was machined by Kintec Machining in China and the cost is about 40$ + shipping. After testing this prototype adapter, I'm going to modify it by adding some more height (1cm more) since handles with thick grips touch the gripper... Anyway, the Wise 2086 is a great improvement to the machine and cuts the stringing time about 15 minutes per racket for me.
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    My 2nd hand machine =)[​IMG]

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    Finished my ghetto paint job =([​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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    Looks great as well! :)

    What's the reason behind the tape/grip on one of the side arms?
     
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    It is shrink wrap fishing grip, I hot the wrong size so it didn't shrink tight. I saw someone else do it to protect the arms and I tend to grab them to swing the racket around, it has good grip =)
    I ordered a smaller size will post pics when done

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    25mm Rubber shrink fishing grip on my ES5 Pro, tension head upgraded to Protech =)
    Will try 35mm on Protech 8. I tried the 40mm but it feels loose after heat shrinking it.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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    let's talk about Moiré....
     
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    Terribly tired now, but will return with this tomorrow!
     

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    View attachment 195217 018229E5-E86B-44DB-8206-D2E336EA014F.jpeg I don't like that the transformer lying on the floor and being dragged back and forth every time I roll out the machine from under the stairs, also want to prevent wear on the thin Wise cable, so I made a holder for the transformer that is placed inside the stand ... also took the opportunity to switch to a longer and slightly nicer power cable.
     

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    I need some rims for my machine now! Super stoked how ghetto-ly nice it came out! Paint job is garbage but accessories just pimped my ride![​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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    My 5 cents:) Gamma X-Stringer badminton edition so to say) everything stock, did 100+ rackets over the year and half. Each racket takes approx 40-60 min to make. Meditative)
     

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