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#1940870 - 08/11/12 02:20 PM Adjustment tool for lifter wires w/wood adjusters
Les Koltvedt Offline
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Ok, I'm aware that neither supply house carries this tool, so where/what do I use to make my life easier... I've had two of them this week alone, one is an elbow job.... Please advise
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#1940966 - 08/11/12 06:19 PM Re: Adjustment tool for lifter wires w/wood adjusters [Re: Les Koltvedt]
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I always just lift them up out of the slot and turn them by hand.
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#1940979 - 08/11/12 06:46 PM Re: Adjustment tool for lifter wires w/wood adjusters [Re: Les Koltvedt]
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That works until you get blisters on your fingers.

The tool comes in and out of stock.
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#1940986 - 08/11/12 06:54 PM Re: Adjustment tool for lifter wires w/wood adjusters [Re: BDB]
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Originally Posted By: BDB
That works until you get blisters on your fingers.


Wuss... ;-p
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#1940992 - 08/11/12 07:01 PM Re: Adjustment tool for lifter wires w/wood adjusters [Re: OperaTenor]
Ryan Hassell Offline
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If someone gets blisters after only 88 keys, then they need to seriously reconsider their choice as a piano technician. :-) If I were doing hundreds of them, then yes I may try to find a tool. I only encounter a couple a month here in my area, and most turn very easily by hand once they are lifted up out of their resting slot.

Originally Posted By: OperaTenor
Originally Posted By: BDB
That works until you get blisters on your fingers.


Wuss... ;-p



Thanks Opera Tenor!! ... we Tenors always stick together!!!!!
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#1941022 - 08/11/12 07:51 PM Re: Adjustment tool for lifter wires w/wood adjusters [Re: Ryan Hassell]
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Originally Posted By: Ryan Hassell
If someone gets blisters after only 88 keys, then they need to seriously reconsider their choice as a piano technician. :-) If I were doing hundreds of them, then yes I may try to find a tool. I only encounter a couple a month here in my area, and most turn very easily by hand once they are lifted up out of their resting slot.

Originally Posted By: OperaTenor
Originally Posted By: BDB
That works until you get blisters on your fingers.


Wuss... ;-p



Thanks Opera Tenor!! ... we Tenors always stick together!!!!!


Oh man, this is gonna get ugly...
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#1941057 - 08/11/12 09:34 PM Re: Adjustment tool for lifter wires w/wood adjusters [Re: Les Koltvedt]
Dave B Offline
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Since your not willing to wear your wife's gardening gloves, long nose vise grips and shank knurling pliers both work.


Edited by Dave B (08/11/12 09:35 PM)
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#1941080 - 08/11/12 10:17 PM Re: Adjustment tool for lifter wires w/wood adjusters [Re: Les Koltvedt]
Ryan Hassell Offline
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Oh, I was just kidding...let's all not get in a fight...although we're about due for one aren't we? LOL!
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#1941309 - 08/12/12 10:19 AM Re: Adjustment tool for lifter wires w/wood adjusters [Re: Les Koltvedt]
Dennis Kelvie Offline
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Loc: Caldwell, Idaho
I have a hammershank tapering tool that fits my universal handle. I spread the tips slightly and they straddle the wood button and turn it nicely. No blisters, no fuss.

I hope that helps.
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#1941339 - 08/12/12 11:03 AM Re: Adjustment tool for lifter wires w/wood adjusters [Re: Les Koltvedt]
Les Koltvedt Offline
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The hammershank tool sounds good, but I'll continue to do the finger (blister) thing.
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#1941478 - 08/12/12 03:19 PM Re: Adjustment tool for lifter wires w/wood adjusters [Re: Les Koltvedt]
BDB Offline
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You could just make a tool like the ones that are sold. All it takes is a rod and a hacksaw to make the business end.
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