This is true. A lot of folks talk about hand-winding & scatter-winding but nobody talks about tension. It’s one of the most important aspects in our opinion. More specifically, varied tension. This is why we don’t use auto-feeders, you can’t vary the tension as needed. Sure it would make life easier to set and forget an auto feeder into an auto winder like the mass producers but in our opinion the ability to vary the tension is key. The first winder we ever heard talk about variable tension was the late David White of Old Glories.