Tools Supplied With "PIANO TUNING AND REPAIR FOR PROFIT"
The tools supplied with this course are top quality professional grade tools from Schaff Piano Supply. (Exact composition of tool kit may vary slightly, depending on availability, but will always be of the same value and include all tools necessary for the course work).
These are the finest tools obtainable and will last for many years if properly cared for. The course tuning and repair kit is comprised of 26 tools (and two bound booklets plus a supplemental CD and DVD containing audio/visual charts and videos):
Wood handle tuning lever with removable No. 2 star head/tip
Extra long No. 2 star head/tip
4 rubber string mutes with wire handles
5 rubber wedge string mutes
4 key bushing clamps
50 inch wool "Temperament" muting strip
Professional C-523.3cps tuning fork
Key Dip Block
Combination tool handle
Action flange screwdriver
Grand drop screw regulator
Key spacer and capstan regulator
Roll up regulating tool case
ALSO INCLUDED: Computer CD and DVD (with videos, photo illustrated repair articles and tuning charts with sound files) plus "The Business of Piano Tuning," Wm. Blees' book on building and maintaining a piano tuning business, published by the Randy Potter School.
PLEASE NOTE: These tools have been selected to form the core of a professional piano technician's tool kit when supplemented with a few common tools you probably already own, or can cheaply acquire at any hardware store; i.e., a Standard slot and a Philips head screwdriver (small and medium), small needle nosed pliers, small wire cutters, a small tack hammer and a flashlight.
Of course, after you begin working professionally you may wish to order other speciality tools for your tool kit. With a little working experience you will soon learn which additional tools may assist you in your particular business and, as a working technician, you will be able to order them and other parts and supplies wholesale from the suppliers. A list and contact information of the best wholesale suppliers in the US and Canada is provided in the business lesson of Volume Two.