The ultimate pin removal tool: the J.L. Smith Flute Key Pin Punch, allows you to safely and easily loosen even the toughest pins without ever harming the keys or shafts. Two pin punches (pointed and concave) allow you to work with pins that are flush or slightly raised and a third needle punch with a pilot sleeve allows you to tap loose any longer pins. A spring-loaded ball holds the punch in place, allowing both hands free to hold the key and hammer. The tool also comes with 4 individually shaped anvils to support various keys on flutes or piccolos. Once you’ve tapped the pin loose just use your J.L. Smith Whole Spring & Pin Pliers* to gently pull the pin free. The J.L. Smith Flute Key Pin Punch even comes with a mini Maglight® that slips into position at the top of the tool and lights the working area. Every aspect of this beautifully crafted tool has been carefully considered and engineered for optimal accuracy and ease of use. The J.L. Smith Flute Key Pin Punch is made in America by the J.L. Smith engineering team. Individual anvils are available for easy replacement when they get overly worn and it comes with the J.L. Smith 100% lifetime warrantee so you can depend on this quality tool to last.
*J.L. Smith Whole Spring & Pin Pliers should always be the first course of action when removing flute and piccolo key pins. Ideally, key knock pins are removed with the simple action of pulling on the top of the pin with a hardened non-marring tool like this. It’s important to note that most pliers sold for pin removal are not appropriate for the job and can do much damage. J.L. Smith Whole Spring & Pin Pliers are specifically designed to tug on the part, not to press it out.
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