Steel Pins: diameter .096" (2.44 mm) - Hitch and Balance Pins

steel 96 descriptionThese steel pins are not hardened, so they can be bent; available polished (plain steel), blued or nickel plated. some pins are blunt both ends (listed as blunt), others blunt one end and pointed at the other end (listed as pointed). The exception is the last listed item. These are 1" long nickel plated pins of diameter .096" (2.44mm), rounded one end, pointed at the opposing end.

These pins are used occasionally as hitch pins for achoring wire, more often as guide and balance pins. When used as guide pins or balance pince in clavichord and harpsichord keyboards, the nickel plated ones are preferable, since they are the smoothest ones and will not rust.

If you use blunt pins, it is advisable to place some candle wax on each pin before driving it into a pre-drilled hole, otherwise the pin might find a different path.

Use #xx drills to pre-drill in hardwood, #xx in soft or end grain.

.096" (2.44mm) Diameter Steel Pins (Hitch and Balance Pins)

Blued Pins 1.375" (35mm) long, blunt
#13845 Package of 10 $2.20
#1384 Package of 65 $10.55
#13840 Package of 100 $13.20
#1385 Package of 500 $55.00
     
Blued Pins 1.75" (44mm) long, pointed one end
#13885 Package of 10 $2.40
#1388 Package of 65 $11.55
#13880 Package of 100 $14.40
#1389 Package of 500 $60.00
     
Nickel Plated Pins 1.375" (35mm) long, chamfered one end
#13865 Package of 10 $2.60
#1386 Package of 65 $13.00
#13860 Package of 100 $15.60
#1387 Package of 500 $65.00
     
Nickel Plated Pins 1" (25mm) long, pointed one end
#13826 Package of 10 $2.30
#13821 Package of 65 $11.25
#13820 Package of 100 $14.00

Steel Pins: diameter .125" (3.18 mm) - Nickel Plated

steel 125 descriptionThese nickel plated steel pins are 1.75" long, rounded at both ends, used as balance pins on fortepiano keyboards.

Use #xx drills to pre-drill in hardwood, #xx in soft or end grain.

.125" (3.18mm) Diameter Steel Pins (Balance Pins)

Nickel Plated Pins 1.75" (44 mm) long, pointed one end
#13806 pointed, Package of 10 $2.80
#13801 pointed, Package of 65 $14.50
#13810 pointed, Package of 100 $16.80
#13811 pointed, Package of 500 $70.00

Steel Pins: diameter .072" (1.83 mm) - Hitch Pins

steel 72 descriptionThese steel pins are not hardened, so they can be bent; available polished (plain steel), blued or nickel plated. some pins are blunt both ends (listed as blunt), others blunt one end and pointed at the other end (listed as pointed). The exception is the last listed item. These are 1" long nickel plated pins of diameter .076" (1.93mm), rounded one end, pointed at the opposing end.

These pins are used as hitch pins for achoring strings, and as guide pins. Use the blunt pins if the pins are going into endgrain, like the ends of rack guided keys.

If you use blunt pins, it is advisable to place some candle wax on each pin before driving it into the pre-drilled hole, otherwise the pin might find a different path.

Use #51 drills to pre-drill in hardwood, #53 in soft or end grain.

.072" (1.83mm) Diameter (unless otherwise stated) Steel Pins (Hitch Pins)

Bright (polished) Pins 1.375" (35mm) long, pointed one end NetPrice steel 72 bright 
#13606 Package of 10 $2.00
#13601 Package of 65 $9.60
#13600 Package of 100 $12.00
#13611 Package of 500  $50.00
     
Blued Pins 1.375" (35mm) long, pointed one end  steel 72 blued
#13626 Package of 10 $2.00
#13621 Package of 65 $9.60
#13620 Package of 100 $12.00
#13631 Package of 500 $50.00
     
Blued Pins .75" (19mm) long, blunt both ends
#13665 Package of 10 $1.90
#1366 Package of 65 $9.00
#13660 Package of 100 $11.60
#1367 Package of 500 47.50
     
Nickel Plated Pins 1.375" (35mm) long, blunt both ends  steel 72 nickel
#13645 blunt, Package of 10 $2.10
#1364 blunt, Package of 65 $10.20
#1360 blunt, Package of 100 $12.60
     
Nickel Plated Pins 1.375" (35mm) long, pointed one end
#13646 pointed, Package of 10 $2.20
#13641 pointed, Package of 65 $10.55
#13640 pointed, Package of 100 $13.20
#13651 pointed, Package of 500 $55.00
     
Nickel Plated Pins .75" (19mm) long, blunt both ends
#13685 blunt, Package of 10 $1.75
#1368 blunt, Package of 65  $6.50
     
Nickel Plated Pins .076" diameter, 1" (25mm) long, pointed one end  steel 72 nickel long
#13686 pointed, package of 10 $2.10
#13681 pointed, package of 65 $10.20
#13682 pointed, package of 100 $12.60
#13691 pointed, package of 500 $52.50