Originally Posted by Lakers4Life
I usually push the gripper until it holds the string then start applying tension. But it may be different on a DW, you almost need another hand.
Another hand would be nice haha. If the gripper won't consistently grab both strings through the entire drop, I think I'm going to try pulling the string down but not letting go like the link says I can, maybe even keep wrapping it back up around the bottom of the tension rod drum a little bit. I would feel if the grip on one of the strings is lost and the only thing holding the string in the gripper is me, but I'm hoping it would add some extra stability.