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this information ready:
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2. Part Numbers
4. Dimensions where needed
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ACTION ADJUSTMENT TOOLS
do we help here?
We even help people who think a polonaise
that goes in a submarine sandwich.
THE WHOLE SITE
tools not found on this page can be seen
by hitting links at the bottom of
AND REPAIR TOOLS
Adjusting the action is
absolutely essential, and often it is not that hard to understand.
the repair tools here will make for more precise and trouble free adjustment ,
repair, and assembly.
Some of the regulating tools below are not being copied
in China. I have had samples sent to me from
the manufacturer in China, and
the are tricky. Some are bent into position instead of machined or stamped.
made by cutting and bending break easier.
Regulating Took Kit
This Tool Kit is a great addition to the Touch Up Took Kit we sell
The tools included are the basic tools used in light regulation done
during the tuning of a piano. For bench regulation and for major
restoration situations, the Master Regulating Tool Kit below is desirable.
This kit is ideal for the person maintaining several newer pianos which
do not have the issues of old age, only the small adjustments needed due
to the compression of felt and the alignment problems of new pianos.
The handle for this kit is the one shown in the graphic on the right of
page below. The case can easily be rolled up and added to
Up Tool Kit pouch.
This kit includes two flat bit screw drivers long enough to reach the inner
areas of the action to remove flange screws and make adjustments. It might
seem as though flat bit screws drivers would be better purchased at a local
tool supply, but these screw driver tools will fit in the universal handle.
If each tool were to have its own handle, the technician would have a huge
bundle of tools which would be cumbersome.
SH#5 $ 119.50
Regulating Tool Kit
We are the only ones who sell this
with the handle included.
From my experience of 23 years in
the trade, I believe
this kit contains the most used regulating tools needed
both upright and grand piano regulation.
following tools are in this kit:
All of the individual tools fit into one handle which has a lock grip.
This reduces the size of your tool
kit by eliminating all the handles on separate tools.
The handle we supply is Number SH26 which has a bezel ring tightener:
#8 and SH26
BOTH part numbers above
Jack Spring Hole Reamer
Grand Hammer Butt Spacer
Offset Key Spacer
Right Angle Damper Regulator
Grand Drop Screw Regulator
Steinway Capstan Regulator
Screwdriver Blade for Flange Screws
Grand Spring Adjuster
Carrying Case for the tools
SH26 Handle for many of the
tools- See above right
OF THE TOOLS IN THE KIT ARE NOT AVAILABLE
ANYWHERE ELSE IN OUR CATALOG.
This is a special set we have acquired from
We cannot make any substitutions.
Some of the tools in the kit above are found below
on this page.
Universal Friction Fit Handle-- All tools
which are noted as needing
the "universal handle" fit
this handle. 15152 in graphic
SH150 $ 13.00
Handle-- High Quality
Tool Steel with high impact plastic
Tools are held tight and released by turning
a compression knurled bezel. Fits all
which come without a handle.
See handle graphic at right
"T" Combination Universal Handle
Again, like SH26, will take and lock
in place all regulating
tools needing a
handle. Allows you to put a lot more
pressure on the work. Not shown
SH79W $ 32.00
tool for removing lost motion-
Nut type- 8 in. long-
Two sizes on
one tool- 16140 in illustration
SH84B $ 21.50
Capstan tool- Pointed- For removing
Hole type- 16143 in
Capstan Regulating Tool
Old Part Number 16144
Grand Damper Wire Easer-- Great little tool for loosening felt bushing
wire. This is needed
on many new and rebushed pianos
Old Part Number
Bearing Check Gauge-- Used at the lower bridge to determine if there
SH106 $ 15.85
Grand Lift-off Jack Button Regulator--
This tool adjusts the jack lift off button by gripping
the button and turning it.
very desirable on Steniways where the jack button screw
is tight in the rail and wants to just break off when
Use without taking the action
out- Old Part Number 16149
tool as above, but with a rachet end
do not need to keep removing and repositioning the tool. With the
limited space available between the key lever tops
and the jack lift off buttons,
tool is very useful when adjusting all the 88 buttons. Not
shown in graphics SH144
Mason Hamlin Wrench--
A Must for "screw stringer" or "top stringer" M/H
Also use on grand jack screw regulating
Old Part Number 16150
SH19 $ 21.85
Grand Spring Adjuster--
Adjust tension on grand springs including on Steinways
Also, position hammer butt and damper springs on
Old Part Number 16151
SH91C $ 22.75
Double head Offset Screwdriver-- Get into tight spots- Universal
This tool can also
be used in automobile and other applications
Pointed Awl-- Three sided tip for making
guide holes for screws
for dressing holes in tennis rackets and other plastic objects
Universal handle 15152 or SH26 needed- Part
16138 in graphic
Awl with Wooden Handle-- 4 inch steel blade
Screwdriver for action flange screws--
Thin shank allows getting around jack to reach
a buried screw--
Universal handle 15152
or SH26 needed- Old Part Number 16148A
8 inches long
4-1/2 inches long
Hammer which fits into Universal Handle- Just
right for tapping in loose tuning pins.
MUST have a universal handle which locks the tool with a twist bezel.
Not shown in graphics- 3-1/2 inches long- 7/8 inch
This is a professional
tool for leveling the keys.
for KEY LEVELING in the online book.
Sharp Adapter for Key Leveling Tool
This tool is needt to accurately level the sharps and
is used with SH255 above
drop "dip" gauge-
New model comes with keytop
on the wood
block for realism- Set this on a key, push it
down, and determine
if the key next to it has
See Instructions for KEY LEVELING in the
You MUST have one of these
to get the key drop right-- 15273 in the illustration
3/8 inch keydrop
13/32 inch keydrop
SH199A $ 3.85
7/16 inch keydrop
1/2 inch keydrop
Key Felt Bushing Wedges (not pictured)
is what we use in our shop- Durable and accurate
Available in four sizes:
.147" One Dozen SP147
SP162 $ 25.00
SP138 $ 25.00
.125" One Dozen SP125 $ 25.00
Set of 90
Ley Lever Front Rail and Balance Rail Pins
One Assortment of paper shims (punchings) for leveling
HERE TO FIND THEM
Action Button Regulator--
Grips the button to avoid breaking--
Universal Handle needed- 15152--
Old Part Number 16243
SH3333 $ 15.65
Grand Screwdriver-- Very small slot
Good for Kimball damper screws
Brass upright butt plate screws
Universal Handle needed--
Old Part Number 16131
Jack ring top button screw adjusting
[ Regulating Screwdriver ] 16124 in graphic
type) Universal handle needed
16124 in illustration
5 inches long
7 inches long
12 inches long
Use 12 or 15 inches for drop
Grand Drop Screw Regulator--
with flattened tab ends
Found mostly on grands and a few uprights
Universal handle needed
Old Part Number 16133
5 inches long
SH4102 $ 15.40
9 inches long
SH4103 $ 15.80
12 inches long
SH4104 $ 16.95
See model with wooden handle
down the page
Damper Regulator-- 7 inches
Need higher quality Universal handle
Work through the action-- Old Part Number 16128
(Adjust right to left)
SH61B $ 15.85
Right Angle (forward and back)
Right Offset (forward and back)
SH61A $ 15.85
Spoon Benders-- Bend
action in piano-- 6 inches long--
Old Part Number
SH85 $ 18.05
12 inches long-- (Universal handle needed)
Old Part Number 16136
SH87 $ 21.35
Tuning Pin Extractor -- FOR BROKEN TUNING PINS
3/4 inch long tool (not shown in Illustration) will remove a tuning pin which
damaged by amateur efforts to turn a tuning pin with improvised tools.
It will also remove
a pin which has broken off at the hole. The tool fits
into the tip of a tuning lever. It has
tapered reversed threads so that, when
turned counterclockwise, it bites the top of the
broken pin and removes it.
This is similar to an "easy out" used in automotive applications
engine bolts. It will seldom be needed, but when such an emergency transpires,
this is the ONLY thing to save the day. It should be in EVERY professional
tool kit. If the
tuner before you did not have one, this tool will make you
look like his superior for sure.
You will want to price the task to pay for
the tool the first time since you will seldom use it. SH110
Music Wire Gauge--
No. 12 to 28-- Old Part Number 15170
sound board cleaning steel- Be sure to read our
section on using the Cleaning Steel.
be used to clean bridges on uprights.
is tied in end hole, and the steel is pushed under strings
to clean sound board-- Old
Part Number 16104
SH934 $ 4.85
Hammer Voicing (Picking) Tool-- GO
TO HAMMER RESTORATION TOOLS PAGE
Weights for Balancing
Keys and adding Leads-- Gram increments from 1 to 64 grams--
The weights are used to see how much pressure
is needed to push the key down and
the action. Can be added to increase or decrease tension-- Old Part
No. 16396 SH198 $
Key Leveling Leads-- For the professional-- These leads replace
the weight of the
when the keyboard is removed for adjustment and leveling with punchings.
Simply press them into the back
end of the keys, the nails keep them in place.
Set of 52 For doing naturals -- See grapic at
right Part Number SH973
Long tweezers (8 inch)- Essential to align parts for gluing, especially
loose jack flanges- stainless--
long-- Old Part Number 15091A
Part Number SH160A
8 inches long--
Old Part Number 15091B
Part Number SH160C $ 6.75
12 inches long--
Old Part Number 15091C
Part Number SH160D $ 9.95
Regulating Screw Driver with handle--
Regulate any flat tab adjustments in uprights
or grands, especially grand
Improved model with plastic handle
SH194 $ 14.85
If you don't find one anywhere else,
get this one--
To insert screws in action!
SH874 $ 25.70
Spring Reamer for removing
replacing jack springs--
I find this tool unmatched by
improvising if a whole set of jack
are being replaced- SH127
Capstan Screw and Front Key Pin Regulator (Straightener)--
SH82 $ 21.90
Grand Back Check Regulator-- Upright and Grand (Straightener)-- Not shown
Replaces Hale tool no. 16449-- One end
for uprights, the other for grands.
plated-- Invented by piano technician Tom Fendon
This tool is ideal for adjusting back check wires in a spinet with the action
in the piano. SH197
From the Manufacturer The Bionic
Wrench is a remarkable patented hybrid of an
wrench with the ease of use of a pair of pliers. In addition, the genius of
attacking a bolt/nut on all 6 flat sides removes the
stress and strain on the corners of
bolt. This, coupled with the superior gripping action of the jaws, allows the
complete their work without the
wrench slipping off and damaging the bolt. The design
of the Bionic Wrench multiplies your hand's gripping force, so you
can more easily
tighten/loosen bolts. You
can develop ratchet-like speed by fully turning the Bionic
Wrench, release the grip while still on the bolt, reposition wrench,
until finished. The
Bionic Wrench covers 16 sizes of fasteners from 7/16 to 3/4 inch
and from 11 to 20 millimeters. Winner of 2005 Popular Mechanics
Editor's Choice Award.
Made in the USA.
8 inch model- hardened cold rolled steel.
would be ideal for tightening any size plate bolt or action thumb screws that
Part Number CY115 7879
Mirrors with Pickup Magnet - 1-1/4 inch diameter mirror
Mirrors have a magnet at the end of the handle for picking
up nuts, bolts, and
regulating tools. Made
of chrome-plated brass with a telescoping handle and double
ball joints for adjusting mirror 360° .
With pocket clip. Replacement mirror available- Part
Number SM1503 $ 20.25
Low voltage (12 Volt) light--
Flexible 26" industrial-grade steel gooseneck bends easily
to direct light exactly where you need it, then maintains that position.
Magnetic Mount-- Powerful magnetic
base has 90-lbs. pull strength-stays where you place
it on iron or steel. Place on the harp of an upright or grand and
point light where you need it.
also be used to light music desk in grand where a flat 3 inch foolprint is available.
Compact 3 x 3" metal shade. Black finish. For indoor
use only. Includes 20W halogen MR-16
reflector lamp that provides 700 footcandles of crisp white light-over twice that
standard 100W incandescent lamp. Average
4000-hour lamp life.
Power Rating 20 Watts,
Voltage Rating 120 Volts, Overall Reach 26 Inches,
Magnetic Mounting Base, Cord Conductor 3, Cord Length 9 Feet, Halogen
UL and C-UL Listed. Made in USA
Replacement lamp- Volts 12,
Watts 20, Base GX5.3 (2 Pin)
General Purpose Heat Gun Kit
This heat gun can be used to remove old key tops in
a hurry. It can be used to melt animal
glue in player piano and reed organ applications. With Nozzle A it can be used
heat bending upright hammer shanks for
alignment (practice before doing it on a customer's
piano please :-) It could be used to remelt animal hide glue where it has
set up too fast, and
where you were not
quick enough putting things together. It could be used to lay down
rubberized cloth that did not glue down right where
animal hide glue was used.With care,
could be used to dry out sluggish action parts to see if humidity is causing problems.
also be used in other shop and
automotive applications and in paint removal. Finally, it could
be used to reheat your cup of coffee you did not drink fast
Heat gun can be hand held or put in the included base plate for bench top use.
Heat gun range-
500° -750° F- 1680 watts- 14 amps Part Number SM1600 $ 187.20
Replacement heating element
SM1601 $ 35.85
Includes 3 nozzles and carrying case.
Nozzle A could be helpful with hammer shank bending.
Nozzle E can
be used to remove old ivory key tops.
Nozzle F is used for reducing the area
Because of the nature of the
use of these heat guns we cannot warrantee them.
Parts are available to repair the heat guns though, that is, more than
just the heating element.
for sizing broken bass wires for order--
copper windings down the slot, and use the number nearest
the point where the wire stops- Also sizes tuning
pins for re-order- SH344
for sizing tuning pins while still in the piano--
This gauage allows you to size the tuning pin before removing the pin,
and you then can determine which size pin you
need and check your
supplies or order the pin
False Beat Eliminator- Thump a false beating wire just
bass bridge (or below upper bearing
bar) and clears it up-
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