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This string winder does what it is intended to do ...
on 18 July 2017
This string winder does what it is intended to do; it saves the monotony of minutes of twiddling the machine heads by hand, until you reach a tuneable tension.
As with any form of mechanical lever, it is important to remember that you can over-turn it and end up breaking strings. From decades of experience, including seeing musicians hit by snapping strings, I always wear eye protection when re-stringing my guitars; even new strings can be faulty, and a number of musos have received eye damage, or even lost their sight. My rule is use the winder until there is enough tension on the string to produce a definable ‘twang’; after that adjust by hand.