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Stringing Machine Selection Guide 2006 -- Mounting systems

The charts lists machines with 2-, 4-, 5-, or 6-point mounting systems. This refers to how many places they support the frame. There are many subtle differences in mounting systems. The three most common types of mounting systems are the 2-point, 4-point and 6-point, though each of them is safe.

6-Point Mounting. Fans of 6-point systems will tell you that more points of contact must be better. Six-point systems do support the frame in more places, which means it is a little easier to lock the racquet in place so it does not slide back and forth during stringing. It also allows a better view of the grommets at the head and throat of a racquet. Six-point systems can require fewer adapters for frames of different shapes. Finally, some of these systems have side arms that can be adjusted simultaneously, making it easier to center a racquet.

2-Point & 4-Point Mounting. Fans of two-point and four-point systems suggest that it is quicker to mount a racquet on a these machines because there are fewer mounting points to be adjusted. They will also say that these systems offer more support at 6 o’clock and 12 o’clock, (the two most important points to support), because the amount of surface contact with the frame is greater at these locations.

Turntable Lock. This allows you to stop the turntable in one position. Helpful for calibrating, tying knots, and stringing O3 and Rollers frames.

360-degree Rotation Turntable. Allows you to turn the racquet all the way around during stringing.

3-D Rotation Turntable. Allows the turntable to tilt so that each string gets pulled straight through the grommet. This is designed to reduce the friction of the string against the grommet when tension is being pulled.

Model 2-point 4-point 5-point 6-point Lock 360° 3-D
601F X X X
602F X
602S X X X
603GB X X X
604S X X X
603S X X X
607 X X X
String Pal X X
Pioneer DC Plus X X X
Revo 4000 X X X
Axis Pro X X X
Apex II X X X
Eclipse X X X
Equinox X X X
Super Stringer II X X
Traveler X X
Sensor X X X
Sensor Expert X X X
Star 5 X X X
X-2 X X
Progression 602 X X
X-6 X X
Progression 602 FC X X
X-6 FC X X
Progression ST II X X X
5003 w/6pt X X X
5003 w/2pt SC System X X X
Progression Es II+ X X
X-Es X X
6004 w/6pt X X X
6004 w/2pt X X X
6500 Els w/6pt X X X
6500 Els w/2pt X X X
5800 Els w/6pt X X X
5800 Els w/2pt X X X
8800 Els w/6pt X X X
8800 Els w/2pt X X X
8500 Els X X X
Klipper USA
Klippermate X X
Klippermate Bad’ton X X
280-CS X X
440-CS X X
Master Sports
SAM G-Force R1 X X
SAM G-Force R2 X X
SAM ProMaster X X X
Mutual Power
Hercules 610 X X X
Alpine 2000 X X X
Alpine 2500 X X X
Alpine 2600 X X X
Alpine 6000 X X X
Alpine 6500 X X X
Alpine 6600 X X X
Hercules 630 X X X
Hercules 650 X X X
Titan 7600 X X X
e-Bravo 550 X X X
e-Bravo 760 X X X
Atlas 8600 X X X
Atlas 9600 X X X
Digital X8 X X X
Neos 1000 X X
3000 X X X
Silent Partner
Swing X X X
e.Stringer X X X
e.Stringer 6 point X X X
e.Stringer CL X X X
Jazz X X X
e.Stringer FL X X X
Maestro X X X
e.Stringer DG X X X
Aria X X X
Opus X X X
TF-6000 X X X
TF-7000 X X X
TF-7000 with Cabinet X X X
TF-8000 X X X
2086 Professional ETH
ES5 Pro X X X


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