Such a shame that these are far too thick and wont fit through most pin holes without a lot of fiddley cutting. It is far easier to grease up some cheap bridge pins and use those instead. If thay fitted straight off they would be very useful.
While this is a great idea for bridge locating on repairs, I fouund the pins oversized diameter an issue. They did not go through both my Martin bridge and the bridge plate far enough to firmly hold the bridge in place. For one to turn down a tappered pin, one needs a lathe w/live center and dial indicator to center. This all could be avoided if the major diameter was smaller and more to true pin sizes with a slight over size. This stuff is not sandable or cutable with any ease. They were basically un-usable to me, at least so far.
Since I am new to repair work, I also am not sure if both the bridge and bridge plate are tappered at the same time but if not, this can't work as the tapers with not match at the bottom of bridge and top of plate???
I buy several sets and custom cut them for each job. They keep the bridge plates in place when doing glue ups.
After the finishing was completed and I took off the tape from the face were the bridge had previously been bolted on I used these pins to locate the bridge in the the reamed holes for gluing the bridge on. Worked perfectly and no problem with them sticking in the bridge.
These pins do the job..they will hold your bridge right position.
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