Designer and Manufacturer of Innovative Tools and Supplies for Musical Instrument Repair
Welcome to Votaw Tool Company, a leader in high quality precision tools and supplies for repair and maintenance of musical instruments since 1978. Our web site features our complete product line with current pricing as well as on-line purchasing. For a closer look at who we are watch our "Inside Votaw Tool Co." video.
For over twenty years the unique features of our Spring Loaded Dent Ball Driver have made it the best driver available in the industry. No other driver provides the control, speed, or versatility, and so even if you already own a tool for driving dent balls ours will quickly pay for itself both in time saved and performance. Using a trumpet bell crook as an example, the driver is set up for operation by first adjusting the position of the rubber bell stop on the housing. This sets the housing far enough inside the bell pipe to provide maximum support for the flex coil, yet not so far as to risk the housing causing damage to the instrument. Next, the length of flex coil extending out the front of the housing is adjusted so that with the instrument mounted against the bell stop the end of the coil is 1" to 2" (25 to 50mm) past the location of the dent. Attach the proper size dent ball and the tool is ready for use. One of our driver's uniques fea... [more...]