- Does the StringWeaver work on all racquet types?
There are StringWeaver models to fit nearly all modern tennis racquets, including high, low, and very low density string patterns. The vast majority of racquets fall into the high and low density categories. To determine which version you should order, follow this link: Choosing the Correct StringWeaver Tool
- What is the difference between the Standard and Pro versions of the StringWeaver?
Advanced stringers prefer the Pro model because with it’s narrower width the Pro StringWeaver can be placed closer to the throat of the racquet allowing for one or two more crosses to be woven before removing the tool from the string bed. The Pro version also matches the spacing of the mains more readily since the spacing of the outer mains tends to vary much more than those closer to the center line of the racquet. The drawback of the Pro version is that it engages two fewer mains than the Standard version. This means that on a racquet with 16 mains, the Pro version will not create a gap between the two outermost mains as it does with all the rest of the mains. This is not an issue for advanced stringers as they are accustomed to weaving crosses with no gaps between the mains. Beginner and intermediate stringers find it easier to start the weave if there is a gap.
- Where can I buy the StringWeaver?
The StringWeaver is currently only available online. You can order one by following this link: Order Now
- Does the StringWeaver come with a guarantee?
Yes! If you’re not completely satisfied with the StringWeaver, you can return it within 30 days for a full refund of the purchase price. You only pay the return postage. The StringWeaver is guaranteed against breakage under normal use for a period of one year from the purchase date.
- Can I purchase a StringWeaver from outside the United States?
Yes, we ship via First Class Package International Service to some other countries for a nominal shipping charge. You may also be responsible for payment of any customs fees, import duties, or value added taxes imposed by your government upon delivery of the order. International shipping charges vary by country and quantity ordered. Your shipping charge will be calculated when you check out.
When placing an order from outside the US, please include your phone number which is required for the Customs forms.
Note: Due to new European Union and United Kingdom regulations regarding the collection and payment of Value Added Taxes, it has become too costly for small businesses in the U.S. to sell goods in the EU or UK. Effective July 1, 2021 we can no longer accept orders being shipped to those countries. Please contact StringWeavers if you have any questions regarding this policy.
- Will the StringWeaver stretch or damage my strings?
No, the StringWeaver is designed to gently separate the mains without stretching them. The design allows you to pull strings faster without notching or burning.
- Will the StringWeaver change the tension or stiffness of my strings?
Tests performed by independent Master Racquet Technicians using sophisticated tension and string bed stiffness measurement equipment show no difference between identical racquets strung with and without the use of the StringWeaver.
- What kind of strings can I use with StringWeaver?
The StringWeaver works with any type of string, but is especially useful for poly- and textured strings and natural gut.
- I’m already a fast stringer. Won’t this slow me down?
No. The StringWeaver requires no assembly and it attaches to and detaches from the mains in a few seconds. You only need shift the lever after each cross to reverse the gap for the next cross. The StringWeaver can remain on the string bed for the entire job. You will be able to pull the crosses faster and with less effort without damaging the strings. A major benefit is how much better your fingers will feel after you’ve strung several racquets in succession.
- Most tennis rackets have 16 or 18 main strings. Why doesn’t the StringWeaver latch onto all of the mains?
If the StringWeaver were wide enough to latch all the mains, it would not be able to get as close to the tip and throat of the racket because nearly all racket heads have an oblong shape. To be most effective, the StringWeaver should be able to remain on the mains until all the crosses have been strung. In addition, even though the outermost mains are not latched, there will still be a gap formed between the outer main and the first latched main when the lever is moved to the gap position.
- I like to string my crosses using the “one ahead” method. Can I still do that using the StringWeaver?
Yes. Stringing one or more crosses ahead before pulling tension is perfectly OK. The stringer in our video uses the one ahead method, but it’s strictly a matter of personal preference. Just remember to shift the lever after weaving each cross.
- I lost my instructions, how do I use StringWeaver?
You can find complete instructions for use by following this link: Instructions