Joined: 24 August 2011
I am in a funny situation probably not common to this site. I need to finish restoring my old 70's Clavinet D6 vintage keyboard. I had all the chrome pieces on it re-chromed. To get them off they needed to be "pried" off of things and "unclamped", "uncrimped", etc... That was easy cause I was not worried about scratching anything at that point.
NOW, I am ready to put everything back together, and I need a way to re-squeeze, reclamp, recrimp all the pieces back to their retrospective things and places. BUT I absolutely can NOT scratch or damage the surface of these at all. Somethings are pretty thin gauge and will bend easily, so the old wood or cardboard in-between the jaws of a plier tool or something would work somewhat, BUT on the thicker gauged stuff, I was hoping to buy a real hand tools for sale on website that is actually meant for this job.
Like, very strong plastic jawed pliers, or something like that. I seen some ones for jewelry, but they are too small and wimpy and wont do it. It would be great if they made some 7-10" pliers that were made of steel, but the jaws were made out of that extremely hard tough plastic that like plastic mallets are made out of. That would be perfect ! So does anyone know of anything like that ?
Or maybe I am completely off, but I do know this has to be a common thing to have to do, so what do you use when trying to do this ? Not trying to save money, I just want to do it right, so any professional suggestions are welcome.
Thanks your advance !