It's not the easiest thing in the world to use, but it gets the job done. I gotta think someone could design something that might be a little more effective. It's small and when the string is under a lot of tension it can get tough to use. I've never used mine with a bow press and always wondered just how bad an idea that is. Still worked fine, just harder. Let's be realistic, if I used a bow press, than I wouldn't need to use this. Kind of pointless at that point.