This is a very versatile tool. In addition to flute key pin removal, many stubborn woodwind springs can also be removed with the F20 Key Pin Tool. The set consists of a frame, three anvils and three punches. The brass anvils are designed so that they can fit any key configuration. The newly improved model has the punch spring loaded for stability.
The short brass anvil fits most keys. If you find a key that needs a custom fit, use the small lead filled anvil. This is similar to the old way of removing pins using a lead block and hand held punch. The third anvil is tall and made of brass. Use it to reinstall the pins when assembling the key.
The three punches are made out of tool steel and have been hardened and tempered. One punch has a sharp point for pins that are ground off flush with the key. The second punch has a small flat on the end and the third has a concaved punching surface which works best on pins that protrude from the key or when reinstalling pins.
To use the F20 Key Pin Removal Tool, install the proper fitting anvil into the base. Place the key on the anvil and slide the punch down to contact the pin.Then tap the punch to remove the pin. Also available are the individual components:-
F20 Key Pin Removal Tool
F20A Brass Anvil (Short or Tall)
F20P Punch (Pointed, Flat or Hollow)
F20LB Lead Anvil
Our specialist trained staff are able to help you. Please contact us or call us on 01628 630800
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