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PostPosted: 01 Oct 2020, 11:57 
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Just wondering if anyone has one and whether it's big enough for defensive blades... Thanks


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Hmm. Took me a few seconds to figure out what you were referring to. Never heard of this particular racket press, where can you buy one, and can you post a link?

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I don't have such a press so I cannot help you with this question, but...

You can easily create a press a lot cheaper with 2 pieces of thick glass. I found two of them in my storage, they are 1cm thick (~3/8 inches). They are about 20x25cm, but smaller around 20x20cm ~ 8x8inches would be better. Also found four of these black clamps in my tools (woodworker's spring clamps), which are really cheap. Plus you can use the glass as a cutting board to cut the rubber with a (really REALLY sharp) knife.

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Some $$$ saved 8)


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This is cool ... I wonder how much better this is as compared to what I've been doing - sandwhich'ing between a couple of heavy books, topped with a steel motar.


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This is cool ... I wonder how much better this is as compared to what I've been doing - sandwhich'ing between a couple of heavy books, topped with a steel motar.

I don't think that this "glass press" should be better than your solution. But I am sure that due to the "flatness" of this thick glass sandwich you will be sure that there are no areas/points with more pressure on the rubbers than others. Note that you can have more pressure by using bigger/smaller or more/less clamps, and you can also put weight (like heavy books) on top of this too.

As I remember these (four) clamps cost around 5USD total, and you can get these glass leftovers from a "glass" store for about 5~10 USD.

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@work setup: blade: Yinhe 980 | FH: Yinhe Mercury2 2.1mm | BH: Yinhe Neptune 0.7mm
to-be-used setup: blade: DONIC DefPlay Senso 3 | FH: YASAKA Rakza 7 soft 1.8mm | BH: TSP SpinPips Chop 2 1.4mm


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You'll find the Yasaka Clicky Press II at a similar price range. It handles oversized DEF blades without any issues. Maybe not the most necessary thing in the world but I like it.


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iskandar taib wrote:
Hmm. Took me a few seconds to figure out what you were referring to. Never heard of this particular racket press, where can you buy one, and can you post a link?

Iskandar


The subject is the exact name of the product... Clicky press, rubber press.
https://www.megaspin.net/store/default. ... rev3-press


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tzifos wrote:
I don't have such a press so I cannot help you with this question, but...

You can easily create a press a lot cheaper with 2 pieces of thick glass. I found two of them in my storage, they are 1cm thick (~3/8 inches). They are about 20x25cm, but smaller around 20x20cm ~ 8x8inches would be better. Also found four of these black clamps in my tools (woodworker's spring clamps), which are really cheap. Plus you can use the glass as a cutting board to cut the rubber with a (really REALLY sharp) knife.

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Some $$$ saved 8)


I actually have these clamps somewhere, and several.. thank you for the idea!


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tzifos wrote:
I don't have such a press so I cannot help you with this question, but...

You can easily create a press a lot cheaper with 2 pieces of thick glass. I found two of them in my storage, they are 1cm thick (~3/8 inches). They are about 20x25cm, but smaller around 20x20cm ~ 8x8inches would be better. Also found four of these black clamps in my tools (woodworker's spring clamps), which are really cheap. Plus you can use the glass as a cutting board to cut the rubber with a (really REALLY sharp) knife.

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Some $$$ saved 8)


NOT something you can throw in your gym bag to take to the club, of course... :lol:

THE racket press that's been around for a long time is the Clicky.

https://www.tabletennis11.com/other_eng ... y-press-ii

Should be very easy to make something similar, too.

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This is a press I've built with very little effort, and I don't consider myself handy. The MDF is 10mm thick, if I could start again I would get it in 18 or 20mm because mine flexes a bit at the corners when tightened. But it does the job so I can't be bothered to change it. Image

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Kinda similar to my setup (1 inch thick MDF and a collection of C-clamps) from when I was making blades. But as I said, not something you can throw in your gym bag. The Clicky IS small and light enough to throw in your gym bag. I don't think the portable feature is all that useful these days (why would you want to take a clamped bat to the club or tournament?) but they were quite useful back in the speed gluing era. These days a heavy home-made one would be just as good for home gluing/boosting.

I remember that wooden tennis rackets were kept in head clamps, too - if you didn't they'd warp.

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