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strange kind of cheap machine

Discussion in 'Badminton Stringing Techniques & Tools' started by flyingcords, Jun 10, 2019.

  1. flyingcords

    flyingcords Regular Member

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    Any idea of the brand ? It seems self-made. I don't understand the pulling system.
     
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    i like it. ghetto but seems to work if the wooden pieces don't get destroyed over time.
     
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    so ghetto and DIY it is to the point of amusing how much thought the guy went through to create this.

    a gear with hand lever to tension the string.
    bicycle quick release to clamp the string.
    all side supports! :D
     
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    That's fantastic ! Incredible idea :D
     
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    In many places, labour is cheap.

    I applaud the ingenuity here!

    I mean yeah, the hand cranks is not particularly accurate especially when you've got the bicycle clamp on there; it would've been neater to have a ratchet on the tensioner gear to eliminate the clamp. this would also eliminate clamping the string with a small surface area bicycle clamp which is likely to degrade the string where it's clamped.

    Otherwise, if you're looking for a cheap quick and dirty way to restring racquets to a level certainly better than hand pulling, it looks good!

    That is assuming it is cheaper...

    edit: on a second glance, it does look like there is a ratchet on the tensioner. I suppose the bike clamp is to reduce the strain on the wooden gear/ratchet which is bound to wear quickly if held at 20+ lbs each time.
     
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    I would like to see it working. I hope someone will do a video, soon.
     
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    Another link from another ebay seller, more detailed. I imagine it comes in pieces, like a Meccano to assemble. 5 Kg ! Lightweight.
    Description:
    DIY products are not suitable for commercial use!
    6-point fixed table to prevent deformation of the racket frame.
    Manually rotate the gear to achieve constant tension and easy operation.
    Use with the meter, intuitive digital display, more accurate.
    The stroke is large, the strength is high, and the pulling force exceeds 60LB.
    Pounds are freely and flexibly controlled

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Racquet-...itm=143209422849&_trksid=p2047675.c100623.m-1
     

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