does the punchline repeater eat strings?


#1

Sorry in advance if this is in the wrong section, but i keep reading these rumors that the punchline repeater eats strings. Since i am very much considering purchasing one it would help to know if there is any truth in these rumors, any help is much appreciated!!!


#2

Yes, they are known to eat strings. But there is a simple way in fixing it. Just use a leather belt and rub down the area around the bearing seat (Where the string hits). Give it a good rub and it should smoothen the texture, without ruining the awesome grinds. Totally buy one, you wont be wasting your money! :wink:


#3

If the “fix” is really that simple, why don’t they do that prior to shipping?

Just questioning the company. Because if I had a product that could have a common problem resolved so easily, you bet I’d resolve the issue as much as possible before the units go out the door.


#4

its not that simple… they would have to mask the area before blasting and such.


#5

Actually I think that there were a lot of them that ate strings but not all. The tested ones didn’t eat strings. This is how they slipped through QC. Not that big of a deal really. It’s a lot easier to fix than one might think.


#6

I don’t have the repeater but but I do have a Punchline and never had the string eating problem. ANDYisYOYO is right, they are worth the money, even if they eat your string at first.


#7

Rubbing the area around the bearing seat with a sock works too. It’s a pretty easy fix.