I second Yarnrainbow's suggestion. I have the Clover size small set, it is veritably simple to use and my pom-poms have turned out full and uniform in size with minor shaping. There is another thread (from January or February) that touched on this topic of pompom makers or making pompoms. If you do a search I'm pretty sure you could find it and get some other ideas and opinions.
Judge: Madame, either you will have to cease knitting or I will have to cease judging. Which shall it be?
Miss Marple: It helps me to concentrate, milord.
Judge: It does not help me, madame.
Miss Marple: Oh. Very well. (puts away knitting)
Judge: Thank you, Madame.
The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.
~ Geoffrey Chaucer - The Parliament of Fowls Line 1.