A fid like this one is a staple not only for whipmakers, but also for whipcrackers.
This little tool is invaluable for assisting in untying pesky knots in your whip's fall or popper, replacing a fall, or a dozen other little tasks that crop up during the course of owning and using a whip.
No need for heavy, bulky $400-$800 bench splitters; split strands on the fly as you braid or while your set of strands is hanging from your hook.
Perfect for beginners and experienced whipmakers alike... Once you start using it, you'll never know how you used to live without it!
This ingenious little tool is the next generation in stranders, made by R. M. Williams' son to do all the little extra useful things you wished your old basic Australian strander could have done.
With this new strander, you can now set the strand width to two different measurements, then use a special spring-loaded thumb button to gradually taper between the two widths you have selected.
This is a perfect solution for dealing with stretchy areas of your hide, as well as quickly and easily tapering the strands of your overlay and bellies.
The top guard is also spring loaded to lift up so that you can place the strander onto the middle of a section of lace, instead of needing to feed it all the way through from the beginning as is necessary with the other basic Australian Strander.
Left-handed DW Stranders are also available - just let us know if you need one of those.