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Old 04-27-2012, 01:18 PM   #14
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Champaign, Illinois
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Originally Posted by Wuppy View Post
Wouldn't pliers damage the string excessively? I'd love to use some locking pliers from the hardware store for $5 but their grip would cut the string rather drastically. Maybe you could glue some fine-gauge sandpaper on the inside of the jaws..
When I started stringing, I got some vice grips and ground down the gripping surfaces so they were close to parallel. I never had problems with them slipping off the string, but a real starting clamp is faster, easier to use, and safer (grips better). I haven't used my vice grips since I got a starting clamp.
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