Originally Posted by Bobo96
Why/what would I need a starting clamp for?
You really have to ask? There are numerous uses for a starting clamp. It's mainly used to start Crosses, but has several other uses as well. Some people use it to pull knots. I highly recommend it to any stringer that does not have one. All I can say is once you start using one, you'll reget not getting one sooner.
This link should give you an idea on how it works. http://www.eagnas.com/maxgen1/pp600.html