i can see that working, and the jaws gripping the string "less" as the whole gripper/diablo unit is sensing the tension (load sensor or whatever). Different than on a lockout with diablo.
Either way, i agree that the angle to the jaws is the key reason for them. And that is what lessens, to a degree, "damage" to the string.
heck, i bet on that machine you could multi-wrap the string about the diablo and hold it place with your hand, never using the gripper....and still pull at proper tension. feelin' me?
Last edited by struggle; 11-09-2012 at 01:36 PM.