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  • String Machine Attachment Method

    Does anyone have any information as to how the pins are attached to the various string pinspotters? schmid, vollmer, hwy 66, etc? I would think a knot would be the simplest method? do any of these string machines use something else? Has anyone adapted their own method of attaching the pins to the strings other than what the manufacturer has provided?


  • #2
    All of the string pinspotters have a 5mm rope from the top of the pins running through the top of the pin centering device and then through a "Pinfall Switch", a device that activates a microswitch when the rope is pulled. The rope is then running through a pulley wheel which actually pulls the pin back to it's standing position. Finally, the rope is then attached to a magazine that is adjustible to give the right length that is required. The rope itself is simply attached to the pin by a knot; which in my experience has never come undone if tied correctly.


    • #3
      Just make a good knot and it will be OK. Before the knot will open the rope will be bad.
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