# Tools

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"
$14.00 Fret Puller - Narrow Jaws A specialized tool for cleanly pulling out frets. The narrow jaws are designed specifically to allow for a clean grip on frets.$7.95
Fingerboard Guards - 2 Sizes
Designed to protect the fingerboard when doing work on your frets. Comes with 2 sizes (dimension on either side of the fret gap): 1/4" 3/8"
$4.25 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) Starting at$28.95
Solid, high quality stainless steel radius gauges. 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.
• Gauge 1 has 7.25", 9.5", 10", and 12" radiuses
• Gauge 2 has 14", 15", 16", and 20" radiuses
• Set of 2
$14.00 Fret/Fingerboard Leveler - for Flat Frets Fret/Fingerboard leveler (1" x 2" in either 8" or 16" length). Use self-adhesive sandpaper (choosing the appropriate sand paper grit size for the job at hand) and attach it to the one inch surface of this steel beam which has been precision ground for flatness. Starting at$11.95
Precision Router Base - Support for Dremel Tool
A sturdy, adjustable-height support for Dremels.
$49.95 String Spacing Ruler - Steel 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.$19.95
Wrench - Steel, Multi-Spanner
A small, easily-portable tool designed for quick adjustments of various instrument parts (including nuts and thumb wheels), from potentiometers and pickup switches to tuning machines. One end is designed for loosening, the other is designed for tightening. The device has been chamfered and polished to avoid damage to your instrument when used.
$9.00 Two-Way Sanding Block - for Fret Sanding Two-way sanding block for sanding frets at two sizes. Multiple options are available. Sandpaper not included. Starting at$15.95
Nut Files - Double Edge, for Electric Guitars, 3 Sizes
Double edge nut files featuring popular electric guitar gauges specially designed for slotting nuts. 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
• 6 gauges: .010"/ .026-.013"/ .036"-.017"/ .046"
• Set of 3 files
$60.95 Feeler Gauge - 20 Sizes Set of 20 feeler gauges to measure gap widths. Includes: • (.0015" / .04 mm) • (.002" / .05 mm) • (.0025" / .06 mm) • (.003" / .08 mm) • (.004" / .10 mm) • (.005" / .13 mm) • (.006" / .15 mm) • (.008" / .20 mm) • (.010" / .25 mm) • (.012" / .30 mm) • (.014" / .35 mm) • (.016" / .40 mm) • (.018" / .45 mm) • (.020" / .50 mm) • (.022" / .55 mm) • (.024" / .60 mm) • (.026" / .65 mm) • (.028" / .70 mm) • (.030" / .75 mm) • (.032" / .80 mm)$8.25
Fret Polishing Rubber - Erases Fine Scratches & Marks
Make your frets shine with this fret polishing rubber. Erases fine scratches and marks. Set of 2. Available in 1000 (tan), 400 (red), or 180 (blue) grit.
Starting at $10.00 Nut Files - Double Edge, for Bass Guitars, 3 Sizes Double edge nut files featuring popular bass guitar gauges specially designed for slotting nuts. 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 • 6 gauges: .045" / .085"- .065" / .105"- .075" / .130" • Set of 3 files • Made In Japan$67.00
Fret Rocker - for Identifying Uneven Frets
Fret rocker luthier tool. Four precision ground flat edges having lengths: 4.0”, 3.0”, 2.0” and 1.3”. Perfect for finding the source of fret buzz. Place the flat edge over three frets at a time and try to rock the tool. If the tool rocks, you’ve located the uneven fret.
$8.75 String Action Gauge - Measurement Tool A stainless steel pocket-sized String Action Gauge that's perfect for obtaining quick and accurate action measurements for acoustic and electric instruments. A must have in a busy repair shop! Measurements taken using this gauge include: • Saddle height/slot depth • String height • Nut height/slot depth • Pickup pole piece height/string to pole piece distance • Fret slot depth(unbound fingerboards only) Plus more! The back includes a useful fraction/metric/decimal conversion chart that saves you time. Available in metric or in imperial models (sold individually)$16.95
Nut File - Edge-Cut
Edge cut nut files in popular gauges specially designed for slotting nuts. These files cut a smooth, round bottom slot. Also great for slotting tune-o-matic bridge saddles!
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.
• 4-1/2” cutting edge
• Double sided (both sides are the same gauge)
• 10 gauges available
• Sold individually*

*See S-T213-SET for a set of all 10 sizes.
Starting at $11.50 Knob & Bushing Puller - for Easy Removal From Guitar Knob and bushing puller. Has a rubberized bottom rim for protecting the guitar’s surface while removing knobs and tailpiece stud bushings. Includes (6) bolts and (2) flat washers for pulling various bushing threads: • 5/16-20 • 5/16-24 • 5/16-18 • 10-32 • M6 x 1.0 • M5 x 0.8 Roughly 0.65" clearance between the bottom of the knob and the top of the guitar required for knob puller attachment.$37.00
Fret File - Diamond
Diamond fret file with offset shape for more comfortable fret dressing and improved clearance over the guitar body at high frets. Both full length concave filing grooves (for medium and wide fretwire) uniformly coated with micro industrial diamond particle.
Starting at $66.95 Notched Straightedge - 16.5" x 1.5", Stainless Steel, Satin The notched straight edge is a must have on any luthier’s bench for evaluating the straightness of your fret board while avoiding frets that may have seen better days.It’s made of satin stainless steel so cleaning off any markings made with a pencil is a breeze! One side is marked Long Scale Guitar for use with Fender, Martin, Gibson long scale guitars plus others. The opposite side is marked Short Scale Guitar for use with Gibson’s shorter scale as well as Dobro and PRS guitars plus others.$29.95
Nut File - Edge-Cut, 10 Sizes
Edge cut nut files in popular gauges specially designed for slotting nuts. These files cut a smooth, round bottom slot. Also great for slotting tune-o-matic bridge saddles!
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.
• 4-1/2” cutting edge
• Double sided (both sides are the same gauge)
• Set of 10 files

Set contains one of each size:
• 0.010"
• 0.013"
• 0.016"
• 0.024"
• 0.028"
• 0.032"
• 0.036"
• 0.042"
• 0.046"
• 0.056"
$119.95 Fret File - for Fret Leveling For filing straight across multiple frets to ensure that they are level.$17.75
$12.75 Fret Slot Cleaning Saws - Ryoba Fret slot saw with two blades, one for push-cutting and another for pull-cutting. Starting at$19.50