Tools

Chisel - Flat, Japanese, Steel, Tataki-Nomi
High quality made in Japan flat chisels for luthier work. These chisels have a blade hardness of HRC63 and a total length of 225mm. The hardwood handle features a flat end for hammering,
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Gouge - Spoon Shape, Japanese, Steel, Shiragami
High quality made in Japan spoon-shaped gouges for luthier work. These gouges have a hardness of HRC64 and a total length of 180mm. The hardwood handle features a flat end for hammering and a decorative handle. The blade material is Shiragami white steel.
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Chisel - Flat, Japanese, Micro, 1.1mm
Small flat chisel with an offset handle allowing this tool to easily get into tight spaces for luthier work. The 1.1mm blade is made of high quality HSS steel and is perfect when precision is required for nut slots and elsewhere. Made in Japan.
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Soundhole Kit - Router Base and Jig
This kit consists of the precision router base for Dremel tools along with the routing jig for soundhole & rosette. Kit includes:
  • S-T235
  • S-T256

The precision router base is a stable and versatile way to support your Dremel tool. This base is the best way to hold a Dremel for freehand routing, inlaying, widening fret slots, and more. Made of brass, aluminum and machined steel, it features precision cutting depth adjustment with large thumbwheels to eliminate guesswork.
  • Excellent control
  • Easy installation
  • Accurate freehand routing

Operation information for the precision router base: To install - simply unscrew the threaded collar on the nose of the Dremel and screw the Dremel directly into the Precision Router Base. Each turn of the large knurled thumbwheels adjusts your Dremel's cutting depth by .035"" (.889mm).
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Fret Setter - 10 cm long, for reseating without unstringing
The contact surface of this solid brass tool fits over the crown of a fret and reseats loose fret ends without unstringing the instrument. Place the end of the tool on the crown of the fret and tap with a hammer. Also works well for pressing loose fret ends down while supergluing.
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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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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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Nut Slotting Gauge - Digital, luthier tool
Digital Nut Slotting Gauge. Accurately measure the guitar string height over the first fret with the digital version of this handy luthier’s tool. Display measurements in inches or mm with an accuracy of 0.0005” (0.01 mm). Includes one 1.5V alkaline button cell battery and miniature Philips head screwdriver.
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Magnetic Parts Tray - Dunlop, System 65
Keep all of your parts in one place with this magnetic tray. 4” diameter across the top rim and 2.5” diameter on the base.
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Two-Way Sanding Block - for Fretboards
Two-way sanding block for radius fretboard sanding. There are two different radiuses on each block. Sandpaper not included.
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Nut Files - Double Edge, for guitars, 3 sizes
Package of 3
Double edge nut files featuring popular guitar gauges specially designed for slotting nuts. Each set of files is specifically designed for guitars of a particular type. This set of three files will cover the work of six and cuts a smooth round bottom slot. Always try and use a file gauge that’s not more than a couple thousandths larger than the gauge of string you are using. Smaller files can be used to create wider slots by using a side-to-side movement while cutting.
  • 4” cutting edge
  • Set of 3 files
  • Made In Japan
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Fret Bender - for creating radius in or flattening Fret Wire
Multi-functional Fret Bender - bend or staighten either bulk fretwire or pre-cut short piece fret wire precisely and quickly! For bending fret wire, crank a length of fretwire through the fret bender, and it comes out curved and ready to install in a radiused fretboard. Get a perfect bend on enough wire for a whole guitar in just seconds. Precisely radiused fretwire makes your fretwork fast, accurate, and professional.
Can be mounted to a workbench by using the two 5/16” bolt holes.
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Radius Gauge - stainless steel, 6 radius measurements
This stainless steel radius gauge can measure six different radiuses as well as fret crown heights and string action height. Overall size 210mm x 25mm
Includes
  • 7.25"
  • 9.5"
  • 10"
  • 12"
  • 14"
  • 16"
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Wood Carving File - Half-Round, anti-clog
High quality wood carving files with a special toothpattern designed to avoid clogs and self-clean as you file. These files are available in three different lengths to meet the needs of any project and feature a half round shape.
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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 Press Caul - Converts Drill Press to Fret Press
Fret press caul. Perfect for converting your drill press or arbor press into a fret press. 3/8” shank. (Includes 2.5 mm hex key).
Used with radius inserts (S-T261) to press frets into guitar fret boards.
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Fingerboard Guards - 2 Sizes, for protecting frets
Package of 2
Designed to protect the fingerboard when doing work on your frets. These shields are indispensable when doing any sort of fret work. Being only .010” thick they can bend to accommodate and fingerboard radius. Made of 304 spring stainless steel.
Comes with 2 sizes: 3-1/8" x 7/8" x .010" - 1/4 inch protection on either side of the fret, 3-1/8"" x 0.59" x .010"" - 3/8 inch protection on either side of the fret
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Precision Router Base - Support for Dremel Tool
A stable and versatile way to support your Dremel tool. This precision router base is the best way to hold a Dremel for freehand routing, inlaying, widening fret slots, and more. Made of brass, aluminum and machined steel, it features precision cutting depth adjustment with large thumbwheels to eliminate guesswork.
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Fret File - for leveling across multiple frets
For filing straight across multiple frets to ensure that they are level.
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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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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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Radius Gauges - Notched, stainless steel
Package of 4
Solid, high quality stainless steel radius gauges, notched version. Use during fingerboard/fret shaping to accurately measure your progress and eliminate mistakes. Can also be used when shaping a nut/saddle or when setting string radius at the bridge. Great for working on compound radius necks. This is an essential tool for a luthier/tech’s bench. Narrow gauges are used for measuring at the nut to the 7th fret, while the wide gauges are used for measuring at the 7th and higher numbered frets.
  • Gauge 1+2 has 7.25", 9.5", 10", and 12" radiuses
  • Gauge 3+4 has 14", 15", 16", and 20" radiuses
  • Notched version great for taking measurements with strings on
  • Set of 4
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Saddle File - for Acoustic Guitar Saddle Slots
File for use in filing the saddle of acoustic guitars. Available in 2mm or 3mm options.
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Fret Saw - Standard Model, for cutting fret slots
Standard fret slot cutting saw with 0.50/0.60 mm pitch. Made in Japan. Overall length = 324 mm (12 ¾”) Cutting Length = 115 mm (4 ½”) Blade Depth = 30 mm (1 3/16”)
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