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#1602360 - 01/21/11 04:30 PM Adjust letoff in Schimmel upright
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Renner upright action in a Schimmel and there are no eyes on the letoff regulating screw for adjustment tool. What tool do you use in this case?


Edited by 007Pianolady (01/21/11 04:33 PM)
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#1602384 - 01/21/11 05:16 PM Re: Adjust letoff in Schimmel upright [Re: 007Pianolady]
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A regulating screwdriver. There are some made for this purpose.
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#1602465 - 01/21/11 07:05 PM Re: Adjust letoff in Schimmel upright [Re: 007Pianolady]
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I think I finally found the appropriate tool, if not, I'll fabricate one.
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#1604344 - 01/24/11 03:03 AM Re: Adjust letoff in Schimmel upright [Re: 007Pianolady]
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Before I bought regulating tools, I made my own tool for spade-head screws by drilling a hole (about 3 mm diameter) into the end of a rod (about 5 mm diameter) and then carefully hammering the rod flat, to obtain a slotted tool. Inserting a thin flat-bladed screwdriver into the slot while hammering ensures that the slot is not hammered completely closed.

Now I use a drop-screw screwdriver, and this works fine. (Although some of the Renner spade-heads are a bit wide, and barely fit into the slot - so I still use my hand-made tool for those.)
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