Reed Support Tool and Plinker
Reed support tool and plinker
Springy and sturdy, this tool has a tip that has been carefully prepared using a five-step process. It will get under even the most closely gapped reeds.
It's made from 0.06" tempered carbon steel but it behaves as though it was much thinner! The trick is to advance the tool at a sharp angle to get under the reed.
It will support a reed while tuning. It has a tail that's used to support blow reeds while the plates are still attached to the comb.
Use this tool along with the brass reed tools to shape your reeds, too.