String Weavers – Yes or No

When it comes to tools for stringing, we're all familiar with the basics. But there are very few additional tools on the market beyond the familiar; enter the string weaver tool. This tool is used when installing the cross strings and what it does is create a path with less friction to give the string more protection from being damaged. IART has done a review on one of these tools and you can see it HERE 

The IART position on using this tool is as follows:

String weavers certainly do serve a purpose and we recommend thoroughly testing the product before purchase. For the less advanced stringer this tool can make life much easier. It can also be a valuable tool when weaving delicate strings such as natural gut. The use of such a tool would be strictly up to the person doing the work. If you feel it's right for you then go for it because it's certainly not going to hurt anything but if not, then we recommend staying with what you're most comfortable with.


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