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#2197434 - 12/14/13 11:06 AM Best Piano Tuning wrench for the money? (Newbie question)  
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I found this one:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/110555266665?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

"Standard head and tip is 2-1/2" long with a 5 degree angle and a #2 tip (10 or 15 degree head available by request. Please include message with your payment if you would prefer the 10 or 15 degree head)"

Should I stay with the 5 degree angle head at first?

I assumed most of the cheaper Ebay tuning kits are
trash, so I won't post them here, and I also found this
one, a bit more pricey:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/231001430629?_trksid=p2055120.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

And this one:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/181262421675?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

But this last kit contains tools I don't even know
how to use, so I would assume you would all advise
me to wait until I need them?


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#2197439 - 12/14/13 11:14 AM Re: Best Piano Tuning wrench for the money? (Newbie question) [Re: Paul678]  
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Sergey from Ukraine ordered the blacksmith to make it
http://youtu.be/SwOsUqcXj18

#2197489 - 12/14/13 12:33 PM Re: Best Piano Tuning wrench for the money? (Newbie question) [Re: Paul678]  
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The best tuning lever in terms of value is called the Levitan Utility. It was designed by a technician, from NY, named Dan Levitan. He also designed two others, called the Classic, and Professional. I use the Classic, but it costs three times as much as the Utility. Unfortunately, these are only available through Pianotek Supply Co., so it will be difficult for you to obtain these high quality tools unless you have a mentor, or you join the Piano Technicians Guild. (Pianotek only sells to people they consider to be a part of the piano industry.)

#2197591 - 12/14/13 03:32 PM Re: Best Piano Tuning wrench for the money? (Newbie question) [Re: Paul678]  
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Here's a direct source for the kits offered from Howard. The prices are lower than purchasing through eBay.

http://www.howardpianoindustries.com/

There is also a video which explains the different types of hammers available.


Marty in Minnesota

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#2197982 - 12/15/13 02:35 PM Re: Best Piano Tuning wrench for the money? (Newbie question) [Re: Minnesota Marty]  
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Originally Posted by Minnesota Marty
Here's a direct source for the kits offered from Howard. The prices are lower than purchasing through eBay.

http://www.howardpianoindustries.com/

There is also a video which explains the different types of hammers available.


Thanks, they also have the cheaper tuning kit, but
I was warned to get the better one, about $59.

It turned out to be about $4 less than ordering
through Ebay.

Can't wait to start tuning pianos!


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