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Problems with space space saver stencils

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james

#38735

Problems with space space saver stencils | 29 December, 2005

Has anyone else had problems with the space saver stencils and frames. The stencil tends to bow in the middle when clamped. These are the frames with only 2 pins to hold the stencil in place. Thanks for any advice

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#38737

Problems with space space saver stencils | 29 December, 2005

James,

The problem is probably the result of a low quality thin walled frame. The company that originally came up with this design uses a 1/8 " wall frame. This frame does not bow at the standard 40 Ncm tension. There are thinner walled "knock offs" of this frame that do not hold up to the tension and have a tendency to bow. Feel free to contact me if you need more info.

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Phil

#38782

Problems with space space saver stencils | 3 January, 2006

I agree - beware of the cheap imitations. To date, I have had very good experience with the VectorGuard technology. A bit more pricey - but usually worth it.

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