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Planet Waves Pro-Winder String Winder/Cutter  

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The ultimate restringing tool.

The Planet Waves Pro-Winder is a patented high-quality peg winder with a built-in string clipper. Ergonomically designed with hardened tool-steel wire cutters. The Pro-Winder enables you to change strings with just a single tool. Easy and comfortable to use. Unconditionally guaranteed.


A must for your gig bag. Order now.

 
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Planet WavesPro-Winder String Winder/Cutter
 
4.4

(based on 96 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (70)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Functional (27)
  • Easy to use (25)
  • Good quality (24)

Cons

  • Difficult to use (3)
  • Poor quality (3)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (11)
  • Concerts (8)
  • Back-up (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (24), Novice (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great tool for your git!

I like it! I saw a few older negative reviews about the quality of the winder, but someone must have taken notice because the one I received looked and felt solid. I'm guessing...Read complete review

I like it! I saw a few older negative reviews about the quality of the winder, but someone must have taken notice because the one I received looked and felt solid. I'm guessing there might have been a different design because even the photos show one that has the straight grips, and one that has the carved ergonomic style. Mine has the straight grips. It has good weight and is made of metal (not composite like some reviews have mentioned). I like that the socket that receives the tuning head is slotted for different sized heads. It fits snugly over my Fender Am Std Tele, yet turn it 90 degrees, and it also fits snugly over a Grover. The cutter is convenient, and does it's job as well as the wire snips I've been using separately. It's a great tool to keep in the pocket of your case or gig bag for last minute string changes.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Pictorial Deception

If the product received was the same as the one shown in the photograph, it would have been an excellent tool. What you truly receive is a cheap plastic (not resin impregnated) handle...Read complete review

If the product received was the same as the one shown in the photograph, it would have been an excellent tool. What you truly receive is a cheap plastic (not resin impregnated) handle with scallops in the side of it which weaken it even more. Notice the one in the picture has no scallops. Instead of the cutter being made of fine tool steel, as it appears in the photograph, it is constructed of stamped sheet metal with a high chromium content. This means the tool will wear out rather quickly. In conclusion, this tool would only be good for a couple of years at best before it would have to be replaced. Planet Waves claims it has a lifetime warranty, but I'm sure they don't honor that warranty. If they did, they'd lose too much money. This device was never designed to last a lifetime. This will become immediately apparent when you take it out of the box. Overall, a huge let down. I would have paid twice the price if it had been constructed as shown in the photograph.

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5.0

pro-winder works for me.

By Abe

from momtana

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality
  • Works great

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Planet Waves Pro-Winder String Winder/Cutter:

      works great. windes strings fast. cut strings very well. should of got one years ago.

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      4.0

      Works just fine

      By LongShot

      from New Mexico

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Complete
      • Easy To Use
      • Functional

      Cons

      • Flimsy

      Best Uses

      • Changing Complete Set

      Comments about Planet Waves Pro-Winder String Winder/Cutter:

      This tool does exactly what it was intended to do - quickly loosen and tighten strings, remove bridge pegs with no marking, and cut off excess. And the price is great!

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      5.0

      Great Deal!

      By Acoustic 1

      from Chicago, IL

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about Planet Waves Pro-Winder String Winder/Cutter:

        It works for all of it's intended uses and has a sturdy, sound construction. The plastic parts are a rigid and of functional quality.

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        5.0

        Decent tool for Stringing a Guitar

        By TG Hoffman

        from Kansas

        About Me Professional Musician

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Built In Cutter
        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality
        • Simple to use

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Restringing A Guitar

        Comments about Planet Waves Pro-Winder String Winder/Cutter:

        Does what it is supposed to do. Easy to use and, made sturdy enough to last if used properly.

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        5.0

        Works Like A Charm

        By His Majesty Kong

        from San Diego, CA

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality
        • Saves Time

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Planet Waves Pro-Winder String Winder/Cutter:

            I have been meaning to by a peg winder for the better part of 15 years now. I now have 9 guitars at last count. I figured it was time to bite the bullet and grab one. I wasn't expecting much, but this product definitely works as it should. The peg winder did its job. When it was time to cut the excess strings, I thought to myself "Yeah right, there is no way this is going to work.". To my suprise it cut the strings effortlessly. Like really effortlessly, better than my usual wire cutters. If you are looking for an all in one tool that will actually save you time and work as it should.... this is the product for you.

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            3.0

            Useful Cutter/ Not Useful Winder

            By singinmusicmike

            from Waldorf, MD

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Functional
            • Good Quality

            Cons

            • Difficult To Use

            Best Uses

              Comments about Planet Waves Pro-Winder String Winder/Cutter:

              This was my first time using this particular tool. There are 2 functions to it: string winder and wire cutter.

              I found the winder a little challenging to use. I believe that it was why one of my mandolin strings broke when I was installing it. I will probably not use this function of the tool again.

              However, the wire cutter did exactly what it was supposed to do. I bought this tool for this reason. I will always use it to cut my strings when installing them.

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              5.0

              Just Perfect!

              By Thomas S.

              from Las Vegas

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional
              • Good Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about Planet Waves Pro-Winder String Winder/Cutter:

                This is Exactly what you need. The string cutter, and pin puller for acoustics are a nice touch. All in one neat little and inexpensive tool. I'm not sure why some reviewers complained about it "wobbling." As various guitar manufacturers have somewhat different sized tuners on the headstock this was an obvious design choice to fit most if not all guitars. I'll highly recommend this neat little tool.

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                4.0

                Useful tool, but not perfect

                By Couscous

                from SLC

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easily Cuts Large Strings
                • Seems well made

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Planet Waves Pro-Winder String Winder/Cutter:

                    The string winder works as well as any I've used. It squeaked pretty bad, but a bit of oil will cure that. The cutters work great, but you can't clip the string very close to the post, so you'll want to cut it a few mm away and bend it with needlenose pliers so you don't stab a finger.

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                    1.0

                    Do Not Buy

                    By Stoneman

                    from Detroit

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                    Pros

                    • Price

                    Cons

                    • Poor Quality

                    Best Uses

                    • Paperweight

                    Comments about Planet Waves Pro-Winder String Winder/Cutter:

                    First use and the crank seperated from the body. Did not work correctly after that. Spend a little more and get a quality winder. Don't waste your money on this especially if you plan on using it alot.

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                    4.0

                    Real good mandolin winder

                    By Mesa Top Picker

                    from North Fork, CO

                    About Me Novice

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                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Functional
                    • Good Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Planet Waves Pro-Winder String Winder/Cutter:

                        Works good for a mandolin string winder, works best if neighboring turner keys are vertical.

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