The title does the actual tool no justice. This is a dolled up version of a very commonly used tool when building saddles. After you have done the splitting of the saddle string, and passed one end thru the other. We then wind the string that has been passed thru the split onto this stick and wind the braid up real tight. Then make the second pass and tighten it as well. It does a fantastic job of tightening braids.....and looks fantastic just hanging on the bench waiting to go to work.