I just bought the kit called #1982P from her http://www.vandaking.com/piano-tuning-kits-Schaff.html
to tune my Nordiska 120CA upright.
Up until now I have used a cheap gooseneck tuning lever, but wanted something better.
The Schaff tuning lever works when I tighten a pin, but when I try to loosen a pin, the tip just unscrews itself from the head. And why wouldn't it, I'm thinking.
Is there a way to "lock" or tighten the tip so that it won't unscrew itself when loosening a pin?
I see there is a tuning tip wrench from Schaff, #S-11 here http://www.vandaking.com/s-13-schaff-hale-tuning-tips-heads.html
It even says "This tool is necessary for tightening or removing the tuning tips from their heads on your tuning hammer".
Now, is it really _necessary_?
And if so, why isn't it included in the kit I bought?
Is there another why tip tightening the tip?
The expensive tuning lever I bought is useless if I can't loosen pins
I am a total beginner when it comes to piano tuning, but eager to learn and cautious. I have read a lot about piano tuning and watched a lot of videos of it and bought this book and read the chapters about tuning http://www.amazon.com/Piano-Servicing-Tuning-Rebuilding-Professional/dp/1879511037
I (try to) play a lot of Bach, especially from the WTC, and stumbled upon the world of piano tuning and historical temperaments reading David Ledbetter's excellent book on the WTC, and I tend to want to learn this stuff myself.
I have also read all the warnings about not tuning your piano yourself, but I am going to try anyway.