[Harp-L] Rivet replacement

Richard Trafford-Owen richard@xxxxx
Mon Nov 14 17:40:54 EST 2022

What's the latest on rivet replacement?

I like to do things myself so am happy to go that route. What are the best
tools out there these days?

Richard Sleigh's tool looked the best, but it does not look available any
more. By the way, in his newsletter he told of a pretty nasty accident he
had recently, so let's wish him well.

I don't know Andrew Zajac, but he has a professional-looking set of tools
<https://harp.andrewzajac.ca/tools/ReedReplace>. This seems better than
trying to assemble my own kit from hardware store purchases.

There's the Romel
<https://www.bluesharmonica.com/romel_harmonica_reed_rivet_tool>, but I
worry about the durability.

Sydel has a plier-like tool.

Are there others? What are people's favourites?

Or should I send my harps out to an expert?

I have lots of different harps, but am primarily interested in repairing
Crossovers, maybe S20s.

Thanks all!


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