# Tools

Adhesive - Bob Smith Industries, Insta-Cure Super Thin
Bob Smith Industries™ Insta-Cure™ Super Thin Cyanoacrylate. A must have for luthiers! Insta-Cure™ has a water-thin viscosity that wicks deep into joints by capillary action and cures in a matter of a few seconds (1-3 sec.). Surfaces to be bonded must be tight fitting (no visible gaps) and should be held together or clamped while you apply the CA around the edges of the seam. For glue applications with small gaps or looser fitting joints the higher viscosity Insta-Cure+™ is recommended.
• Water-thin consistency
• 1-3 second cure time
• For tight fitting applications
• Available in 1oz. and 2oz. sizes

WARNING: These products are eye and respiratory irritants. Product can bond skin instantly. Keep away from children!
Starting at $5.50 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.$224.95
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)
$2.95 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. Starting at$10.00
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.
$37.00 Tool - Solder Spool Stand All-metal solder spool stand with a large metal roller for a smooth reel out. This stand features a handle as well as an eyelet that holds the solder line in a static position for ease of use. Extremely useful for making your soldering jobs quick and easy!$7.95
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.
Starting at $11.95 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$5.95
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!
Starting at $5.50 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.$6.95
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.
$19.95 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. Starting at$7.15
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
$4.15 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$7.95
Bulb - Solder Sucker, for removing solder
Handheld suction type solder remover.
$3.95 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
BreadBoard - Solderless, 400 point pattern
Solderless (plug-in) breadboard with 400 connection tie-points (i.e. 400 wire insertion holes) and 4 power rails. Solderless breadboards are great for building and testing new circuits because parts can be easily inserted and removed making them completely re-usable. This breadboard has a 300 tie-point IC-circuit area plus four 25 tie-point power rails. The housing is made of white ABS plastic, with a printed legend giving numbers and letters for columns and rows. The internal contacts are phosphor bronze with a plated nickel finish and a peelable adhesive tape backing is provided for attaching it to a surface. Be sure to check out the Zipwire™ jumper wire kits for use with this breadboard.
$4.75 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"$14.00
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.
$14.95 On Backorder Seizer forceps - Xcelite, 5.5" straight nose, serrated jaws Seizer forceps. Product Features: • Versatile tool with unusual holding qualities • Clamps firmly to hold wires for soldering • Acts as a heat sink and retrieves small parts from hard-to-reach places • Precision-machined from perfectly tempered stainless steel • Box-joint construction • 3-position snap lock • Serrated jaws$14.95
Adhesive - Bob Smith Industries, Maxi-Cure Extra Thick
Bob Smith Industries ™ Maxi Cure ™ Extra Thick Gap Filling Cyanoacrylate. A must have for luthiers! Maxi Cure ™ is the highest viscosity CA we have available and is great for extreme gap filling and finish fills. It can be carved with a knife or razor blade and sanded and feathered to form a finish which makes it great for chip repairs. The extra thick viscosity of Maxi Cure ™ also allows longer repositioning time than other glues (10-25 sec.) Apply Maxi Cure ™ in a coil pattern to one of the parts to be glued, spread glue evenly, then assemble parts. Hold or clamp firmly for 30-60 seconds. To speed up curing time use the Insta-Set accelerator! (S-F506)
Starting at $5.50 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)$13.95
Sponge - for Soldering Station, for cleaning tips
Replacement sponge for the Weller WLC 100 soldering station ( S-TWLC100 ) and others. Keep your iron tip clean using this genuine Weller replacement sponge. Cleaning a hot soldering iron on a damp sponge causes the solder to contract at a contrasting rate to the soldering iron, helping to remove any solder stuck to the tip. Always be sure the sponge is merely damp rather than soaked in water.
$2.95 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 Starting at$3.50
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