I'd rather cut in half and use a starting clamp. Running a half set Natural Gut through grommets is not a great idea. IMHO. Maybe with Syn Gut, but Natural Gut is delicate and expensive. Why take the risk of damaging the second half set?
Originally Posted by Irvin
He did say he had a starting clamp I thought.
Then what's the problem?
If you don't have the right tools you have a problem. If you do have the tools but don't want to use them, then it's your problem.
A second starting clamp comes in real handy. I have 4 starting clamps, two for each of my machines.