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