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I can't speak for the Klippermate but my preference is one with dual action swivel clamps and either a lockout or constant-pull tensioner. Personally, this would make the stringing experience satisfying, more accurate and probably quicker (after you get the hang of stringing) but at a higher cost than a Klippermate. I have a Gamma 5003 bought used on eBay. The better models are Babolats, Technifibre, Gamma, Prince and Alpha. Eagnas, Mutual Power, Silent Partner are lower cost brands but are respectable. If you plan on stringing your own rackets, I would not spend a whole lot of money. Consider the following: 1) How often will you be stringing your rackets? 2) how much space do you have for a stringer? full upright or tabletop? 3) do you want contstant-pull (electronic), lockout or drop-weight tensioner? Electronic is the "in" thing right now and is touted to be more "accurate" but I have my reservations...unless Babolat or Gamma is the brand. The last consideration ends up being a personal preference more than anything. My point is that a racket strung at 57 lbs on a lockout tensioner may feel looser than one that was strung on a constant pull machine but you may like it that way. If you were trying to emulate that same feel on a constant pull machine, you might have to lower the tension a few pounds to get the same result or vice-versa. My advice is get something affordable that you can put away neatly and out of the way when you are not using it. Once you get the hang of stringing your rackets consistently (ie. same strings, same tension, same rackets, same amount of time), you will be happy with what you purchased. If it is on a $150 Klippermate so be it. Check out www.stringforum.net for reviews of various machines. TW forums will have some discussions about machines too. Check out the Eagnas website as well to see the many different types of stringers. They are notorious for modeling some after the name brands listed above but at a fraction of the cost. Some people say the quality is alright too.
Neos or Ektelon Model H are the best and the least in maintenance
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