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Trombone slide repair tool with straight edge and levelling surface, tools for / Repair of Brass Woodwind Strings Keyboards & Percussion instruments. MIR, Repair materials,

Bone Doctor ~ Trombone Slide Workstation

Bone Doctor Trombone Slide Workstation with rear folding legs closed to give a comfortable viewing angle when using the backlit Straight-edge

A complete tool for the straightening, levelling and 'setting parallel' of Trombone Slides

Comprising:

~ 500mm back-lit Straight edge forming the backbone of the tool

~ Full length 3400°K triphosphor Back-light

~ 2 Levelling Platens forming the side arms

~ 6 sliding PTFE Stops for 'setting parallel' and holding Slide while soldering

~ Adjustable, removable Bow/Brace support (adjusts in/out and up/down)

~ Workstation forms an 'H' square for checking squareness of Bows, Crooks and Braces

All work, including soldering, can be carried out at bench level and in one place, saving valuable workshop space and time

The high luminosity triphosphor Back-light shows up bends and kinks even under bright bench lights and daylight

checking an inner slide for straightness with the Bone Doctor's backlit Straight-edge

view the slide against the straight edge, with the Back-light on, to find any curvature and its direction. Rotate the slide at the straight edge to check all around the tube

Straighten at the bench or on your leg in the normal way - no need to move far from the Workstation

 

Solder at the bench using a fire brick or mat or at the edge into free air

The Platens are 110mm above the bench top as shown here

Fully adjustable Bow/Brace support is fitted to ensure complete control during assembly

 

Note: The Back-light is switched off and the power cord has been removed for this operation

Soldering an outer slide bow while firmly supported by the Bone Doctor's sliding PTFE 'Stops' & Adjustable Bow Support. Note the rear folding legs are open to level the tool & give maximum clearance from torch to the bench

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Sabre III~ Triphosphor Leak Light

Sabre III Leak Light - the powerful triphosphor light is placed into instruments/tubing to show gaps, splits or holes

Comprising:

~ Electronic Power Box - gives instant start and flicker-free operation

~ High brightness, small profile fluorescent tube - sleeved for protection

13.5mm diameter by 440mm long with 1.4m long flying lead and connector

~ Soft PTFE end plugs protect instruments and Leak light from damage

~ Mains lead complete with plug

The high luminosity triphosphor light allows it to be used in daylight or under bright bench lights

Ideal for quickly assessing the condition of Flutes and Saxes - use during the levelling of tone holes, keywork and pads

Shows up splits cracks and holes in wooden and plastic instruments

useful in finding splits and cracks in the bell flares and larger straight sections of Brass instruments

quickly pinpoints seating problems on Flutes and aids levelling of tone holes Sabre III testing a Flute - a useful, fast diagnostic tool
Sabre III testing a Sax a vital tool for Sax repair

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Sabre Leak Lights Available:

~ Sabre Leak Light range & price guide circa end 2009.

Download: Sabre Leak Lights.pdf 

~ GreenLight ® Sabre VIII: High-contrast Leak Light - 5mm diameter by 300mm long for uses from Piccolos to Bari' Saxes; Violins to Double Basses; Brass tubing to Valve casings ~ New GreenLight ® technology gives excellent contrast between daylight / bench Lights & that leaking from tone holes or splits in tubing. The high-brightness, small profile fluorescent tube is sleeved for protection with additional Clear Scabbard protector for extra security in general use.

Download: SabreVIII GreenLight.pdf 

~ Swan-neck Flexible Leak Light for all Saxes, Cars, Cupboards & any other difficult places to inspect.

Download: Sabre IX.pdf 

GreenLight ® Sabre X: High-contrast LED Leak Light

- 5mm diameter Diffused LED light on a 450mm long flxible flat lead for uses from Piccolos to Bari' Saxes; Violins to Double Basses; Brass tubing to Valve casings ~ New GreenLight ® technology gives excellent contrast between daylight / bench Lights & that leaking from tone holes or splits in tubing. The high-brightness, small profile lamp is a low cost solution for tricky inspection situations & a good starter lamp for all repairers.

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Other products available or coming:

~ Low temperature moulding plastic ~ make copy moulds to re-shape damaged pad cups ~ rapidly make precise fitting drifts for tuning slide Bows for brass repair. Available now.

~ New roller system for rounding and de-bruising Brass tuning and Trombone slides. Developed & protoyope works well but realistic productionising looks poor in regard to cost at present.

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