you are so upset you cant even type!
it sounds to me like foremost you need more patience. when i first started stringing i took my time to make sure everything was 100% right. my first job took over 3hours. and because i was careful i did not use awl. in fact, for about the first 2 years of stringing i used the awl maybe 2x. careful solves most problem before it happens. so be patient! it will be rewarded. now as i have gotten so much better, doing a string job under 22min on average, i use the awl a little more often but it's to save me more time not because i really need it. hope this helps.
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