We sell mostly Schaff piano tuning tools, supplies, and parts. Schaff, in business since 1884, purchased the Hale line of tools in 2000. The Hale piano tuning lever( sometimes referred to as a tuning hammer or piano tuning wrench) is a high quality, long lasting lever, trusted by technicians everywhere. Remember, quality piano tuning tools and parts will last you for years.
By the way, piano tuners and techs do not commonly use the term "piano tuning wrench". This tool is almost always described as a tuning lever by Schaff and other suppliers. And some older piano technicians may refer to it as a tuning hammer. Although I don't know why, since lever is the common term.
Schaff tuning tools are an excellent choice. I have used them for thirty five years and I am quite satisfied with their high quality and strength. Many of those tools I bought 30+ years ago are still in use.
Beginning piano tuners can purchase a student kit. This kit includes a student tuning lever, a C tuning fork, rubber mutes, and a temperament strip. You can learn to tune a piano using this kit. Then later consider purchasing the Hale compact extension tuning lever.Piano owners can also purchase items including brass desk knobs (for the fall board or key cover) and plastic snap on elbows. Elbow replacement is a piano repair that an untrained person can do at home! Be sure to read our instructions.
We also include on this page a low cost piano bench in case your instrument does not have it's own keyboard bench. You can of course resell this product to your customers. Shipping for this item is free. If you need something not listed here please contact us for either sales or technical help.
Tuner technicians, beginner or experienced, should have a check list for their piano tuning tools supplies and parts. Always carry extra felt in a variety of sizes and types. And don't forget the wood glue. Next, be sure you have plenty of bass strings and music wire, plus hammer shanks and a good drill. And of course carry a small variety of piano parts. I know these suggestions sound routine but sometimes we forget stuff! Although I've been a piano tuner so long I probably could tuna fish.
More basic tools you will need are a flexible screw pickup and holding tool. A 14" one is great but it is becoming harder to find them this length. Shorter ones are o.k. Basic screwdrivers, straight and phillips plus needle nose pliers are a necessity for piano tuning and repair. Also get a full size pair of pliars and a hammer. No, we are not going to hit the piano if it doesn't do right. Sometimes I'd like to. Some piano repairs do require a hammer.
Another simple and very important tool is a light of some sort. I guess I think of a flashlight as sort of a piano tuning tool. I guarantee, without it you won't be able to see down inside of an action very well! So always carry 2 flashlights and extra batteries. A small portable electric light with it's own base or stand is good while you are tuning. Although lately I have had trouble finding a small electric lamp. They are all too big.
All of the above items are just the basic and necessary piano tuning equipment needed for every day use by piano technicians.
If you need piano tuning and repair service in Memphis Tennessee call 901-827-3609.
We offer top quality service to you and your piano. Let the wrong person in your house and you may need a piano tuning repair!
PLEASE NOTE: ALL ORDERS FOR PIANO TUNING TOOLS AND SUPPLIES MUST BE $25.00 OR MORE.