Tourna 300-CS Stringing Machine Review

The Tourna 300-CS Crank Stringing Machine is one of the best crank stringing machines under $1,000. It is easy to use, durable, and reliable. It’s a great option for tennis players looking for a stringing machine for home use. To find other great tennis stringing machines for home or professional use than check out these reviews

The crank tennis stringing machine is more expensive than the Gamma X-2 or the Klippermate. However, the Tourna 300-CS offers a 6 point self-leveling mount. The 6 point mount ensures that your racquet is firmly fixed to the stringing machine, and your best tennis racquet won’t slide around. This will ensure optimal tennis restringing. The adjustments for the tennis stringing 6 point self-leveling mounting system are made with knobs.

Tourna 300 CS Tennis Stringing Machine


  • It has an easy to use 6-point mounting system
  • The spring loaded manual crank lockout tensioner with a linear-pull is easy to use
  • It is easy to assemble
  • The package includes all the necessary tools to string a racquet.


  • Not designed for traveling to tennis tournaments. To do so, you would need to disassemble the tennis stringing machine from the stringing stand. If you do want to travel with it, make sure to bring the stand that comes with it.
  • The stringing machine is not designed to lay flat on a surface but mounted on the stand.

The restringing machine uses a spring-loaded manual crank lockout tensioner with a linear-pull. The tennis string tension is applied using a smooth manual crank. The tennis machine spring-loaded tension winder will tell you when you reached the desired string tension.

The Tourna 300 CS stringing machine also comes with a spring stand and a 360-degree turntable with a brake improving the overall ergonomics. The Tourna 300 CS stringing machine comes with 5-tooth double-action fixed clamps that are easy to use and, more importantly, easy to adjust on different types of strings.

To make restringing easier, Tourna includes quick-lock cams, which reduces tiredness in your hands and arms. This is a high-quality machine for its price point. The Tourna 300 CS doesn’t skip out on the paint job or the metal and machining quality that go into this machine. There are no sharp edges that you need to worry about cutting yourself on.

The tools included the Tourna 300 CS:

  • Straight awl
  • Pliers
  • Hex wrench set
  • Wrench

You can also use the Tourna 300 CS stringing machine for squash and racquetball. If you want to use the Tourna 300 CS for badminton, you will need to purchase an adapter.

What to Expect When you Receive the Tourna 300-CS Stringing Machine

The Tourna 300-CS Stringing Machine will come almost completely assembled. When you unpack the box, the entire table, including the rail, comes in one piece. The only thing that needs assembly is the stand. And Tourna is nice enough to include all the tools you need for assembly. Depending on how fast or skilled you are, you can have the Tourn 300 CS tennis stringing machine up and running under an hour. If you are new to restringing and have a nice intermediate racket, try practicing with cheap strings versus expensive strings. 

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