I am having great difficulty trying to thread the string through the shared hole. I end up using the awl to thread it through. It works on several occasion but last night when I was doing it, I snapped the string twice. Is there an easier way to thread a string through the shared hole? Also, most of my time is spend weaving. Is there an easier technique to weave strings? For anyone that has a 6pt mount support machine, I want to know how you are setting up for badminton racquet. It seems like the K-support is always blocking off a hole.