Yulitle-I've read some posts that the guide awl is extremely hard to use. Have you had a need to use this tool often. Since I started stringing again, cutting the string at an angle and using the bent nose pliers have done the job. Also the starting clamp is really a useful tool as you said. I got one on your recommendation and I use it for tightening knots mostly but have used it as a starting clamp a couple of times. Thanks for your informative posts.
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