Tools

S-T234 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
$8.95
S-F508X 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 $5.95
S-T304 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.
$9.85
S-T303 Guitar Setup Mat - Dunlop, System 65
Work on your guitars without the worry of scratching the finish. This thick neoprene mat measures 17 7/8” x 23 ¾”. The tight webbing on the surface ensures no marring and helps keep debris from sticking to the mat.
$14.95
S-T235 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.
$49.95
S-T266 Fret Setter - 10 cm Length
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.
$12.95
S-T25-X Fret Saw - Standard Model
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”)
$24.95
S-T259-A Fret Press - Handheld, 4 cauls
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.
$109.95
S-T260 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.
$34.95
S-T227 Radius Gauges - 2 Gauges for 8 Radiuses
Package of 2
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
S-T262 Fret Slotting Miter Box - for guiding fret saws
Use this Fret Slotting Miter Box to accurately cut fret slots with a fretting handsaw. The ball-bearing guides make sawing easier and faster; they hold your fret saw perpendicular to the fingerboard and can be adjusted to match the blade precisely. You can quickly slot any board up to 3"" (76.2mm) wide, with adjustable depth of cut for any fret wire. You always have an unobstructed view of your work.
Made of rugged aluminum and 12" (304.8mm) long, this miter box has convenient mounting holes for firm attachment to your workbench, the mounting screws and spanners are included. Instructions also included.
$135.00
S-T213-SET Nut File - Edge-Cut, for guitar, 10 sizes
Package of 10
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
  • Made In Japan

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
S-T257 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.
$69.95
S-T248-X Wood Saw Rasp - High Carbon Steel
One coarse side, one fine side.
Starting at $16.00
S-T253 Nut Slotting Gauge - Digital
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.
$66.95
S-T256 Routing Jig - for Soundhole & Rosette
Soundhole and Rosette routing jig. Adjustable from 2” diameter to 6” diameter. Includes two hex adjustable M4x0.70 countersunk screws for attaching a router base, one registration pin (4 mm diameter) and three hex keys: 2.5 mm, 2.0 mm, 1.5 mm. Use with precision router base support for Dremel tool (S-T235).
$54.95
S-T216 Fret File - for Fret Leveling
For filing straight across multiple frets to ensure that they are level.
$17.75
S-T258 Caliper - Digital, for Luthiers
This Luthier's Digital Caliper has a custom jaw notch for accurately measuring fretwire crown height (the height above the fretboard). This is essential for comparing new wire to original wire. And there's a notch on the depth gauge to measure fret height on the instrument.
  • Measures fret height before AND after fret installation
  • Accurate readouts in inches or millimeters
  • A must for all precision guitar work
$44.95
S-T211-X Fret File - Diamond, offset, for dressing and shaping frets
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
S-T300 Neck Cradle - Dunlop, Maintenance Station
The self-aligning cradle rotates to provide full support to the back or front of the neck for increased stability during repairs or maintenance work.
$25.95
S-T225-XG Fret Hammer - Twin Heads, for delicate work
Precision luthier hammer with wooden handle. Dual sided head has a steel end and a plastic end to allow for delicate work. Can be used for applications such as ensuring a proper fret fitting.
Starting at $19.50
S-T217-X Saddle File - for Acoustic Guitar Saddle Slots
File for use in filing the saddle of acoustic guitars. Available in 2mm or 3mm options.
$12.75
S-T238 Radius Gauges - Notched
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
$29.95
S-T215-X Fret File - for Filing Fret Ends, pencil shape
Made in Japan. File specially designed for fret end work. Used for rounding fret ends and deburring. Size small = 1 mm for small frets. Size medium = 2 mm for medium frets. Size large= 3 mm for large frets.
$34.25
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