The Contact Adjusting Tool is a long "L" shaped tool for bending the contact blades such that a small gap of about 1/16th of an inch exists. The tool can be used on either end to adjust the contact, but typically it is the "L" shaped end that gets used the most.  The bottom pictures show the typical tools used when adjusting contacts such as the Contact Adjusting Tool and Contact "Burnishing" Files.

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Contact Adjusting Tool
Contact Adjusting Tool
In Action

 

Contact Adjusting Tool & Burnishing Files
Contact Adjusting Tool
And Burnishing Files

 

 

   

 

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