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No. 27 JLS Key Arm & Foot Pliers


These will be your “go-to” pliers for key foot and arm alignment on all woodwinds.  These are a must-have!

The J.L. Smith #27 Pliers offer a “parallel closed” geometry that securely captures a woodwind key arm or foot with minimal pressure allowing you to easily move mechanism parts into alignment.

“I keep two on my bench; one set has a single jaw covered with thin leather to help securely hold an arm for some situations.”  Jeff

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SKU: 252027


The approximately 2.8mm (.110”) parallel gap when holding the key, ensures that you can grip the full range of woodwind arms without marking parts by pinching or slipping.

#27’s polished stainless-steel surfaces allow contacting the key without blemishing its fine finish, be it plated, lacquered, or precious metal.

In our shop we often line one jaw with our thin saxophone pad leather. Other technicians often use our .4mm tech cork instead of leather.

The leather offers great security because the “give” of the leather conforms to the key with a surface that will hold the part even better than the smooth polished jaw.

Maintaining your J.L. Smith #27 Pliers:  Over time, particles from metal finishes will be attracted to the polished jaws of the pliers.  To keep doing your best work, maintain the jaw surfaces.  Polish the jaws occasionally with Tripoli on your buffing machine.  This will restore the surface of the pliers to their original luster and takes less than a minute.

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