tools not found on this page can be seenRESTRINGING
hitting links at the bottom of this page.
positioning tool- If strings touch, you will have a mess in
tuning and sound- See graphic at left (second tool from left)
Part Number SH133 $ 21.25
hook- Plastic handle with 4" string hook, for lifting coils tight
and neat around tuning pins. (Tool on far left in graphic at left.)
Part Number SH135C
Stretcher-- Looks like a pizza cutter-- Grooved brass wheel rides the new
string as you push down and remove elasticity
from a new string. Without
this step you
will find the strings stretching greatly, causing many re-tunings.
This is the least harsh and even pressured method of
stretching a new string.
of this tool
over pulling a string, is ideal, but most of us flatlanders don't
know the amount of over pull which is safe and effective.
Use this tool instead.
on Tuning Lever Page Graphic
handle on crank instead of wooden ball, as in the graphic
Speeds up re-stringing of all pianos; use in conjunction with Coil Winder
SH109 $ 34.00
Head Socket- Speeds up removing and driving in new
tuning pins- Use an automotive application 3/8ths inch ratchet
wrench- Star head- eight points for more
positioning choices SH23
Power Drill Style- Fits in three sided power drill chuck.
SH63 $ 27.50
Pin Setting Tool- Used to drive loose pins deeper. Not
for production use
Stringing hook-- Used to tighten coils around tuning
pins when installing new pins--
Old Part Number 16252 See graphic
SH135S $ 29.15
Offset version of the above tool-- hook set in handle
at an angle
Starrett Piano Wire Cutters
graphic above with the red cutters. Best in the trade. For heavy
continuous use. Jaws, cutters, and all parts can be replaced
7" Carbide Tipped
New Jaws for 7 inch cutterscarbide tipped SH226XB
Splines for 7 inch cutters
SH226-1/2XB $ 22.50
Jaw Screws for 7 inch cutters
Handle Spring-- 7 inch cutters
SH227-1/2B $ 7.000
Xuron Music Wire Cutters
(Not pictured) Gives square enmded cuts on both sides.
5 1/2" long, with spring-loaded cushion grip handles. SH227 $ 56.76
Coil Makers-- Make a tight neat coil (becket) of wire around the tuning pin
This tool is use to make the coil before the pin is inserted.
The pin must be
hammered in if you use this tool. No
graphic for these tools as yet.
You MUST support the pin
block underneath the grand piano pin block.
Sciortino Hand Held Model--
Place the tuning pin in the tool, insert the wire
into the pin, and turn the pin with the tuning lever. A very good
coil is made.
Loop Maker-- Bass strings come with a loop ordinarily.
No graphic for this tool as yet.
will be needed on certain pianos which have a loop on all treble strings,
and on the odd string on almost all pianos where
the wire pattern leaves one string
which must have a loop. A sloppy loop will unravel with time. Esthetics are not
the only consideration here. This loop
maker is not a factory model, but it will clamp
in a bench vise for excellent control, and it will make either long traditional
German type small loops
Bass String Twisting Tool-- When a bass string goes dull
from age, it can be turned
in order to tighten
the copper winding and brighten the sound. Loosen the string,
remove the loop from the lower hitch pin, and use this tool.
Tool inserts through
the loop hole, and
you turn one or two (never half turn intervals), and push the
tip of the tool down over the hitch pin. Push the handle in,
and the loop slips back
over the hitch pin.
Other techniques can be very frustrating and skin knuckles.
No graphic of this tool as yet-- It has a wooden handle
Tuning Pin Wood Bushing Driver--
This tool is used to drive in the new wooden bushings before inserting
the tuning pins.
The tool has a point at
the working end, beyond the area which forces the wooden
bushing into the plate. This point will mark a new pin block so that
he hole can be
positioned correctly in relation
to the wooden bushing. 3/8 inch diameter
Tuning Pin Punch-
This punch is used to drive the new tuning pin into the
new pin block. This process
must NOT to
done without useing support under the pin block. 3 inches long
Support Tools below.
Agraffes-- Solid brass-- Steinway type,
will fit other grands.
Available in single,
double, and three wire type.
1/4 inch dia. Single,
Double, or Trichord
Old Part No. 30581A1-2-3
New Part Number
$ 6.00 ea.
$ 6.00 ea.
Doouble Wide String-
SH927DW $ 6.00 ea.
$ 6.00 ea.
Grand Agraffes-- Solid brass--
Steinway type, but will fit other grands.
Available in single, double, and three wire type.
7/32 inch dia. Single, Double,
New Part Number
SH926S $ 6.00
Double Wide String-
SH926DW $ 6.00
$ 6.00 ea.
our Instructions on Agraffe Repair
abrasive cord for polishing Agraffe Holes
items in the above graphic do not apply to this page.
Some high quality uprights
also had grand piano type agraffes.
A new agraffe will tighter with the holes not lined up right.
These shims make it possible to
align the holes when the agraffe is tight.
Agraffe taps-- See 15583-84 in graphic above
1/4 inch dia. hole-- 36
7/32 inch dia. hole-- 36 threads
Tap Handle-- (Not shown)
Drills-- Drill hole for grand agraffes
#2 drill for 1/4 inch agraffe tap
#11 drill for 7/32 inch agraffe tap
SH986 $ 5.00
Extractor: Used to remove
broken agraffe base stuck in the harp
SH983 $ 5.00
7/64 inch drill to use with
.055 inches diameter
Used to buff out or deburr the hole in agraffes. Used anywhere a
reach spot needs
limited buffing -- Sold in five foot lengths
$ 4.25 ea.
for repairing the bass bridge--
They replace the bridge pins and raise
the string increasing bearing.
Block Support Jack-- Used to support the pin block while driving new
pins in a grand.
Comes with 2 laminated
wood blocks and two steel cylinders for adjustment. Also, this
has to be the smallest screw jack in the world. It would
be very handy in a craftsman's
shop when support
is needed under a heavy object, or where glued objects
cannot be clamped in a conventional way. --
Pin Block Support-- Made of two,
top and bottom, laminated boards
4-1/2"Wx1-3/4"H-- Two threaded bolts with a not allow the boards to
raised under the pin block to give good lift
and stability when hammering new pins in. SH799
TUNING PINS and Pin Block Drilling Bits
BRAID AND FELT FOR DAMPING UNDER WIRE ENDS
PIANO REPAIR AND RESTORATION TOOLS:
PIANO REPAIR AND RESTORATION TOOLS
PIN REPAIR TOOLS
AND WIRE CUTTERS