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RE: Cartridge Alignment Protractor ?

Providing you know the pivot to spindle distance on your table/arm combo, simply go here:

http://www.conradhoffman.com/chsw.htm

and download Conrad Hoffmans excellent protractor generator.
Fully capable of customization and various alignment protocols. It might not be quite as good as the Mint, but it is close and it is free.

Once you use an arc protractor you will never go back to what you ordered from LP Gear, that is unless you don't know the mounting distance, in which case the $15 you spent was worth it.

But you'll align much more quickly and accurately with Conrad's. My suggestion is to, once you have settled on type of alignment (Stevenson, Lofgren A or B), print the protractor on high quality paper, take it and have it laminated and then simply tape it to a scrap record to be used when you want to align.

Total cost, a couple of bucks for lamination.

Thanks once again to Conrad for providing such a great protractor generator.


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