Tools

The Nibbler - cutter for square holes
Instructions
  • Simply drill 3/8" hole insert cutting head and compress handles.
  • Gives you the ability to make square holes for fuse holders, special connectors displays etc.
  1. Material to be nibbled is placed in the gap between the punch and blade channel.
  2. By squeezing the handles together, the punch will move down into the channel, cutting out a slug of metal.
  3. A scribe line can be followed by looking down on work in this position.
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Tool - Helping Hand with Magnifier, 65mm, 2.5X
Magnifier with 2 ½" lens. Both clamps and magnifier can be removed. Great for precision work on circuit boards, solders and repairs. 6 ball joints for any angle. Simple to adjust thumb screws. Nickel plating fittings. Sturdy iron cast base. Alligator spring clips
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Bulb - Solder Sucker, for removing solder
Handheld suction type solder remover.
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Adhesive - Bob Smith Industries, Insta-Cure Gap Filling
Bob Smith Industries™ Insta-Cure+™ Medium Gap Filling Cyanoacrylate. A must have for luthiers! Insta-Cure+™ is a higher viscosity CA for loose fitting joints in which the adhesive must bridge gaps or the parts to be glued don’t fit perfectly. Medium viscosity super glue is the most common glue used in many luthiery applications due to it’s cure time and viscosity. Recommended for binding repair and small poly finish touch ups. Normally, the thicker CA is applied to one surface and then the parts are held tightly together for about 5 to 15 seconds. For large surface areas, including those with close fitting joints such as laminations, INSTA-CURE+ ™ should also be used. To prevent premature curing, don’t spread the glue into a thin film. Lay down a serpentine bead with about 1" separations on one surface, then assemble the parts, letting the pressure spread the CA out. To speed up curing time use the Insta-Set accelerator!
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Understring Radius Gauges - 9 Sizes, for Saddle Adjustments
Package of 9
Our low profile aluminum understring radius gauges have a precision radiused top and bottom for accurate measurement. The slim shape allows you to take measurements of several radii without removing the strings on your guitar.
  • Obtain accurate measurements of your instrument's fretboard radius using the bottom radius of the gauge. The bottom radius can also be used to set pickup polepiece height to the string radius.
  • Use the top radius of this gauge to determine the proper height adjustment for the bridge saddles.
  • The following gauges are included in this set: 7.25" 9.5" 10" 12" 14" 15" 16" 17" 20"
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String Spacing Ruler - Steel, for marking string locations
Get accurate string spacing without the use of complicated tools with this easy-to-use String Spacing Ruler. "Mark outer string locations with pencil lines (high and low E strings on guitars), usually about 1/8" in from fingerboard edges. Turn ruler over (use marked side). With wide spacing toward bass side, narrow spacing toward treble side, find group of marks (six for guitar) which best fit your two pencil lines. Use a razor knife or thin mechanical pencil to mark the string positions through the ruler's slots.
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Alignment Kit - GC Electronics, for color TVs
Package of 6
Contains 6 different tools for all standard adjustments. Tools are Delrin with the exception of the potentiometer adjustment tool which is Nylon.
Tools are:
  • 8282 Zenith type Hex/Screwdriver
  • 8606 5" Hex wrench
  • 9091 Hex iron core tool
  • 9300 5" Double sided hex tool
  • 9304 Hex screwdriver combination
  • 8608 Potentiometer Adjustment Tool
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Knob & Bushing Puller - for Easy Removal From Guitar
The Knob and Bushing Puller's clear acrylic housing has a rubberized base to help protect the guitar's finish. The square unit has 2 ends- one end for pulling knobs, the other end can work with the attached hardware to easily extract Gibson, Schaller or Gotoh bridge and tailpiece stud bushings, without damaging the guitar Includes 6 bolts and 2 flat washers for pulling various bushing threads:
  • 5/16-20
  • 5/16-24
  • 5/16-18
  • 10-32
  • M5
  • M6
  • M8

Roughly 0.065" clearance between the bottom of the knob and the top of the guitar required for knob puller attachment.
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Soldering Flux - Caig, non-spill Rosin Flux
Low residue, no-spill. Thermal stability enabling excellent wetting and reduced carbonization at soldering temperature. No-clean flux can be removed by wiping with a cloth or with cleaning solvent. Nonflammable and non corrosive. Recommended for electrical and electronic soldering applications.
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Tool - Cruz Tools, GrooveTech Jack / Pot Tool
Instrument and amp jacks are notorious for coming loose. And with a shallow nut and recessed cavity, access can be challenging. Until now, that is. The GrooveTech Jack and Pot Wrench provides three thin-wall sockets - ½", 7/16", and 12mm - in a compact four-inch tool to handle the most common sizes of jacks and pots on instruments, amps, and other audio gear. Add a dab of threadlocker, and you'll probably never have to deal with that loose jack again. Sockets are pro-grade with a dazzling polished chrome finish.
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Power String Winder - Duck's Deluxe, color may vary
Fits any adjustable drill or adjustable screwdriver. One size for: guitars, bass, banjos, mandolins, steel guitars, dobros, jazz boxes, etc.
  • Precision molded solid body
  • No more manual winding ... string your instrument in minutes!
  • Direct drive to the tuning keys
  • Plastic, will not scratch tuner buttons.
  • The ultimate restringing tool for effortless string replacement

Color pictured is an example. Actual color may vary
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Soldering iron tip - Weller, conical, for WTCPT
Restore the performance of your soldering iron by replacing the tip. Replacement for S-TWTCP
  • PT Series Conical Tip for TC201 Series Iron
  • PTP7 - 0.79mm / 0.031" diameter conical tip
  • Solid copper, plated with iron all over
  • Designed to provide maximum heat transfer from the heater to the tip
  • Tinned with lead-free solder
  • Use only genuine Weller tips
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Fret Cutter - 190mm, for Trimming Fret Wire
Fret Cutters. Use to trim the ends of new fret wire close to the fingerboard without leaving marks. Made in Japan. Dimensions:
  • 190 mm total length
  • 27 mm jaw width
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Fret / Fingerboard Leveler - for checking frets
Fast, accurate leveling tools for the pro shop. This heavyweight steel tube is precision-ground for flatness on the narrow sides. Attach abrasive to quickly level frets or unfretted fingerboards.
Each heavyweight rectangular 1" x 2" steel tube is precision-ground for flatness on two opposite sides. The tool's edges are smooth to prevent gouging.
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PadBoard - Double Sided, Plated Holes, 3.15” x 1.97”
Prototyping circuit board that has a general purpose pad-per-hole pattern making it great for general purpose analog and digital use. It is a double-sided board with plated holes, which allows components to be easily soldered to either side of the board. A square pad is provided every 5th hole, which makes it easy to align components on the top and bottom of the board. An anti-tarnish coating protects the copper for a long shelf-life and provides easy soldering.
For fastening your project to a surface see our adhesive standoffs (S-H190-X)
Features:
  • Pad-per-hole prototyping board with plated-thru holes. A square pad every 5th hole makes it easy to align components on top and bottom.
  • Double-sided high-quality FR4 glass-epoxy circuit board with plated holes. Components can be soldered to either side.
  • 1oz/ft2 copper with an anti-tarnish coating for easy soldering.
  • 31 x 19 holes, 0.037" holes are drilled on 0.1" (2.54mm) centers. Four 0.125” mounting holes.
  • Size 1 = 1.97 x 3.15in (50 x 80mm), 1/16" thick (1.6mm)
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Bias Master™ - TAD, tube tester, with 4 probes
Bias Master™ system BM4 Measures Bias current of the vacuum tubes in your amp. Includes 4 probes and english/german operation manual. The Bias Master™ allows you to monitor the bias current safely and easily. While adjusting the Bias control pot of your amp, the Bias Master™ shows the actual result. This lets you set and evaluate the full reasonable biasing range your amp and tubes offer to find and set your personal perfect choice.
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Tool - Magnetizer / Demagnetizer
Small magnetizer / demagnetizer for use with hand tools. Simply pass a tool such as a screwdriver through the square hole to magnetize the tool and pass it through the u-shaped channel to demagnetize the tool. Note: When passing through the square cutout to magnetize a tool, be sure to keep the tool from touching the four walls of the magnetizer to ensure a proper magnetization. When using the demagnetizer, the tool can touch the plastic of the channel.
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Fret Press - Handheld, 4 cauls, for seating frets
Handheld fret press is a professional fretting tool that gives you finer control over the pressure needed to seat a fret into the slot - you can actually feel it seating! It eliminates complicated clamping setups, so your press-in fret jobs go faster. There's a self-leveling upper caul that adjusts easily to any neck. Used with radius inserts (S-T261) to press frets into guitar fret boards. This method is preferred by many as an alternative to hammering the frets in. Includes 4 interchangeable support cauls.
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Desoldering pump tip - Weller, replacement for 7874B
Restore the performance of your desoldering pump by replacing the tip. Replacement for S-T7874B.
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String Spreader - for fret work without unstringing
Package of 2
Those of us who don’t want to fully remove that new set of strings to do some quick spot work on the fret board or nut will love this simple yet effective tool. Simply loosen your strings and place the string spreaders underneath the guitar neck. Bring the strings off the neck and latch them underneath the spreader's ends to allow for quick and easy fret-board work without the need to unstring your instrument. These string spreaders will quickly become a must have in your toolbox!
  • Make room for cleaning, polishing or spot work on frets without removing strings
  • Made of brass with a soft, finish safe, rubber coating
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Vise - Vacuum base, 40 mm, for securing small components
Mini vise. Great for securing small, light-weight components like potentiometers, tube sockets and switches while soldering or de-soldering. Clamp opens to 40 mm max.
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Adhesive - Bob Smith Industries, Extender Tip for Glue
Package of 6
Bob Smith Industries ™ Extender Tip for CA glues. This extender tip can be used with all viscosities (Thin,Medium,Extra Thick) of cyanoacrylate that we offer from Bob Smith Industries™ and is compatible with both available sizes (1oz and 2oz) Extender tips can help you reach difficult spaces and control the flow of glue for more precise application.
  • Helps focus glue stream
  • Works with all three CA glue viscosities
  • Package of 6
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Fret Files - for Filing Fret Crowns
Solid steel crowning files with dual cutting edges for precision fret crowning. These should be in any luthier’s tool kit!
  • Made of solid steel
  • Soft rubber coating on the handle
  • Double sided (both sides are the same size)
  • 4-3/16” cutting surface
  • Available in three sizes to cover most fret sizes (small,medium,large)
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Fret Polishing Rubber - Erases Fine Scratches & Marks
Package of 2
Make your frets shine with this fret polishing rubber. Erases fine scratches and marks. Set of 2. Because of the softness of the rubber, the polisher fits to fret arch perfectly and keeps the fingerboard damage to a minimum. Easy to cut for delicate fret work. This is a great rust remover and polisher!
Available in 1000 (tan), 400 (red), or 180 (blue) grit.
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