Level the turntable.
Mount the tonearm on the Arm Collar or Da Vinci Armboard. The
tonearm shaft should slide all the way through the hole. If
not, just loosen the clamp a bit with the tool counterclockwise
until the tonearm shaft slides in all the way.
Test to make sure the tonearm moves up and down easily.
Once done, insert the smaller tool into the VTA adjustment support
hole. Before proceeding further, please refer to Image 15.
Inside the VTA adjustment support hole is the VTA Adjustment Support
screw itself. Turning the tool clockwise will bring the screw
out, and counterclockwise will bring the screw in.
Grasping the pillar of the tonearm (as shown below with red arrows),
lift the tonearm up slightly so that the bottom does not touch the
Arm Collar (or Da Vinci Armboard).
Turn the tool clockwise until a bit of the VTA Adjustment Support
screw sticks out. Make sure the VTA Adjustment Support screw
is not touching the Arm Collar (or Da Vinci Armboard) while turning the
tool clockwise. This means lifting the arm manually higher as
you progress to bring out the VTA Adjustment Support Screw.
This is to prevent the VTA Adjustment Support screw from
scratching the Arm Collar (or Da Vinci Armboard). The VTA
Adjustment Support screw does have a protective rubber at its tip,
but may come off if the screw is turned while it is resting on the
Arm Collar (or Da Vinci Armboard). Alternatively, you could
put a smooth hard material under it, like a playing card, and it
should be fine to adjust without lifting the arm manually.
Once done, you can let go now and let the arm rest on the VTA
Adjustment Support screw. This screw servers both as a guide
and facilitates VTA Adjustment later too.
Do you think you need to raise or lower the tonearm more ?
Then just lift the arm manually again where the VTA Adjustment
Support Screw does not touch the Arm Collar (or Da Vinci Armboard), and
use the tool to adjust to the height you need.
Lock the tonearm, lightly, using the clamp with the ballpoint