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Re: New Truss Rod Design??

PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2018 5:53 pm
by jim.i
So Obi Wan, you decided to use the Stanley rather than the Force...whatever... :roll:

Re: New Truss Rod Design??

PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2018 5:56 pm
by Ken Baker
jim.i wrote:So Obi Wan, you decided to use the Stanley rather than the Force...whatever... :roll:


Yeah, well I know how you guys operate. Pictures.

Besides, it's The Bull.

Ken...

Re: New Truss Rod Design??

PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:42 am
by SailRI
So to summarize...

The dangers of not using a correct tool for truss rod adjustments are real.

A tool that will safely work will be:
Wiha 33438 4 x 350mm Hex T-handle
or
Wera 013333 4 x 350mm Hex T-handle

I actually don't have a T Handle for doing this and I think that buying one for under $15 would be good insurance.. Buying one now.

Bill

Re: New Truss Rod Design??

PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:52 am
by jim.i
Good info. Fyi i first bought the Wiha 4mm x 200mm T-handle and it is too short; doesn't clear the tuning posts to sit squarely in the truss opening. But it is a high-quality tool and a good addition to my toolbox. I'll likely be ordering the longer 350mm as you recommend.


SailRI wrote:So to summarize...

The dangers of not using a correct tool for truss rod adjustments are real.

A tool that will safely work will be:
Wiha 33438 4 x 350mm Hex T-handle
or
Wera 013333 4 x 350mm Hex T-handle

I actually don't have a T Handle for doing this and I think that buying one for under $15 would be good insurance.. Buying one now.

Bill