High-quality hand tools are a must for working on high-end tape machines. I’ll discuss some of the specifics in other articles.
The tools that Studer supplied (when required) were made by PB Baumann, now PB Swiss Tools in Switzerland.
My preferred supplier (for North America) is Tool Lady. She also sells Wiha tools to complement the PB line. Barbara Christy, the original Tool Lady succumbed to cancer on April 11, 2015 after a four-year battle. Her daughter Rachel Straight has announced that she, in the guise of Tool Lady II, will continue the business.