Tools

S-T214-X 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
S-T8276 Aligner tool - GC Electronics, Duplex
Butyrate shaft 6-1/8" long with 1/8" wide steel tips. Tip on one end recessed.
  • Material: Conductive Nylon Metal
  • End: 1/8"
  • End 2: 1/8"
$1.99
P-PC-PAD1 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
S-T204 Wrench - Steel, Multi-Spanner, for guitar components
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
S-T207 Feeler Gauge - 20 Sizes, for measuring gaps / clearance
Package of 20
This precise set of 20 feeler gauges in the luthier's workshop can perform a wide variety of functions to measuring with string action to measuring the correct nut slot depths, fret slot width, string to fret clearances, and other hardware installation work, these ground steel feeler gauges are marked in both metric and imperial measurements for easy use.
$8.25
S-T266 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.
$12.95
P-PC-BB400 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
S-T200X 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
S-T223 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
$37.95
On Backorder
S-T7874B Desoldering Pump - Weller, manual, for removing solder
Removes melted solder by suction. Facilitates accurate printed circuit repair and cleaning. This lightweight desoldering pump has an anodized aluminium body to assure durability and features a plunger safety shield, short-stroke plunger and a no-clog automatic tip cleaner. Replace tip with S-T7875B. Made in Taiwan.
$29.95
S-T7875B Desoldering pump tip - Weller, replacement for 7874B
Restore the performance of your desoldering pump by replacing the tip. Replacement for S-T7874B.
$7.25
P-PC-ST1 StripBoard - Single Sided, 3.15” x 1.97”, Mounting Holes
Prototyping circuit board with a standard long strip pattern where tracks run the length of the board. The long tracks are convenient for power and ground rails, and for signal buses. Strips can be cut as needed to make smaller tracks and circuit pads and the board has 0.1" hole spacing for DIP integrated circuits/ headers as well as other parts. Higher quality than traditional stripboard, the holes are drilled, not punched.
$2.95
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.
$15.25
S-F506X Adhesive - Bob Smith Industries, Insta-Set Foam, Pump Spray
Bob Smith Industries INSTA-SET™ CA (super glue) Accelerator. INSTA-SET™ is a catalyst which acts as an accelerator that allows CAs to quickly cure in thick layers by enhancing the alkaline conditions during polymerization. INSTA-SET™ in a spray bottle is normally used to cure the CA that flows from joints when parts are pressed together. Applying an additional bead of thick CA along a seam and then curing it with INSTA-SET™ significantly enhances a joint’s strength. For difficult to bond materials, INSTA-SET™ can be applied to one surface and CA to the opposite surface. When brought together, they will bond instantly. INSTA-SET™ is formulated with a strawberry scent and activates CA in 6 to 8 seconds without any degrading of the CAs strength, which can occur with many other accelerators. It is compatible with all surfaces, even clear plastic and white foam.
  • Convenient pump spray (2oz.
Starting at $5.95
S-TMT1 Tip - Weller, Replacement for SP23 and SP23D
Package of 2
MT1 - 0.031" / 0.8 mm Conical Tip For Weller SP23 / SP25 Series Irons. Package of 2
  • Consumer tip series from Weller
  • MT series tips are plated with Electroless Nickel for ease of wetting during soldering
  • 10/24" Thread in tips for SP23 / SP25 series soldering irons
$8.35
S-Z3220 Digital Multimeter - YF-3220, multi-purpose
Ergonomically designed. Uses one 9V battery, included.
  • 0.5% basic DC accuracy
  • audible continuity test
  • 3 1/2 digit LCD, 0.625" high
  • 10M ohm input resistance
  • 1.5" x 3" x 7.5"(w/o rubber case)
  • overload protection
  • voltage to 1000VDC, 750VAC
  • capacitance to 20 microfarads
  • polarity indicator
  • frequency to 10MHz
  • over range indicator
  • 10A (AC or DC)
  • low battery indicator
  • hFE and diode test
  • tilt stand and case
$44.95
S-T1714 Staking Tool - For Small Eyelets
Staking tool for small eyelets such as S-HEYE-B. Directions:
  • Drill hole using #42 drill bit
  • Insert eyelet
  • Flip board over onto a hard service
  • Center staking tool over the eyelet
  • Strike staking tool with hammer to clamp eyelet to board
$13.95
S-T208 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
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-F504X 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
S-W604X ZipWire - Jumper Cable Kit for circuits
Package of 120
The ZipWire™ Kit provides a convenient way to connect the signals in your projects. The wires can be unzipped for individual wires as needed and the color-coding can be used to organize power, ground and other signal types to keep your circuit organized. The rainbow colored ribbon cable provides the 10 standard electrical colors.
Starting at $9.50
S-T221-RYOBA-X Fret Slot Cleaning Saws - Ryoba, push / pull
Fret slot saw with two blades, one for push-cutting and another for pull-cutting.
$25.95
S-TBMA2-X Probes - TAD, for Bias Master™, set of 2
Package of 2
Bias Master™ set of adapter probes for testing other types of tubes. For use with the S-TBM4-X Bias Master™ system.
Starting at $71.50
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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