My experence with ones like the SME is that while the cartridge bolts pass through the finger lift the arm could be used without it. In fact I used my SME IV without the lift for some years thinking that this marginally improved the sound. I would assume that the part you have has two holes in it; if it does then you may not need the lift; you can fabricate one out of aluminum or wood if you need one to manuver the arm. Usually I have found that if a part can be detached from the main structure the device can be opperated without it. For example I leave the anti skateing device off my arms.
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