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jiyang71
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« on: February 24, 2007, 02:21:09 AM »

Hi all,

Which size wrench do I need to replace tuning machines?
Stewmac lists three but I'm not sure which is the right one:
http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Tools/Wrenches/Nut_Drivers.html

Thanks.
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« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2007, 02:52:15 AM »

I believe it's 10mm. Yeah, it's 10mm.
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« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2007, 05:10:43 AM »

Thanks. I'll try to find a cheap 10mm wrench tomorrow. 
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« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2007, 06:56:37 PM »

Thanks. I'll try to find a cheap 10mm wrench tomorrow. 

FWIW, I find a hollow-shaft nut driver much easier (and safer) to use than a wrench.

YMMV

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« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2007, 01:25:10 PM »

They need to be just a bit over hand tight. If you over tighten you risk crushing the wood fibers and  indenting the face creating some nasty "fish eyes" with the washer under the nut.  Nut drivers or deep sockets are good for avoiding slipping but an open end wrench allows you to re-tighten them later without removing strings. Often I use a 4 inch adjustable wrench being careful to adjust the jaws to the size of the nut. You won't slip if you take your time and avoid torquing it like a head bolt on a Chevy.
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