I'm just a musician, Not a luthier. I love to maintain my own instruments as far as I can, before lending them to the local repairer. I would definitely say, Products sold here, are the best I've used. Great Metal and Build quality. Not forgetting very Fast shipping. Using the S-Shape setter, and Soundpost Gauge has made my work a lot simpler. Definitely recommend it to anyone I know.
I can't imagine trying to do this with only one or the other tool, I found in most cases you will need both. The scissors style will need to be reshaped similar to the s shape tool to maneuver in the f hole. Also practice on a violin that doesn't matter to develop a technique to properly place soundpost without damaging f hole area.
Ya gotta bend the sound post plier jaw in about a 45 degree but after that it's passable.
It sure makes setting the sound post a breeze.....I did "sharpen" the end just a tad. Thanks again StewMac!
Very nice for moving the sound post once it is near position, but you may have to modify the setting end to get it to hold the post while positioning it. A "must have" for adjusting the post. Delivery was excellent.
Arrived in record time!
Exactly as described here on Stewmac.com
One small thing, not quite sharp enough for my taste! But that's easily sorted!
Already done a few soundpost setting jobs with my new tool! Worth every cent!
I couldn't get these to work very well at all, even bending the jaws to be perpendicular to the sound post didn't work.
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