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-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-TWCC104 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
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-T7875B Desoldering pump tip - Weller, replacement for 7874B
Restore the performance of your desoldering pump by replacing the tip. Replacement for S-T7874B.
$7.35
P-PC-SB400 Breadboard - Solderable PCB, 3.00” x 1.90”
The SB400 Solderable PCB BreadBoard enables you to transfer your circuit and wires from a plug-in breadboard without recutting wires or changing your layout. The SB400 has the same pattern and spacing as a standard 400 connection point BB400 solderless plug-in breadboard. It has a standard 5-hole strip for each IC pin, just like solderless breadboards plus 4 power rails. However, it has the advantage that soldered joints provide a more reliable long-term connection than solderless contacts. The SB400 has four power rails like solderless breadboards, plus two bonus rails for power or signals. There are bonus two-hole pads along the centerline allowing DIL (dual in-line) headers to be used. BPS prototyping boards use high-quality FR4 glass epoxy PCBs for long life, with an anti-tarnish protective coating for easy soldering.
$4.95
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
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-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-T18-530 Alignment Kit - GC Electronics, for CB
Package of 8
Contains
  • 5009 Duplex no-metal screwdriver
  • 5097 K-tran tool
  • 8271 core aligner
  • 8282 Zenith alignment tool
  • 9091 hex iron core tool
  • 9440 transistor tool
  • 8276 Duplex aligner
  • 9304 double end tool
$18.50
S-T229-X 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.
Starting at $15.95
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 $3.50
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-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-TPTA7 Soldering iron tip - Weller, screwdriver, for WTCPT, 700F
Restore the performance of your soldering iron by replacing the tip. Replacement for S-TWTCP
  • PT Series Screwdriver Tip for TC201 Series Iron
  • PTA7 - 1.6mm / 0.063" diameter screwdriver tip
  • Solid copper, plated with iron all over
  • Designed to provide maximum heat transfer from the heater to the tip
  • Tinned with lead-free solder
  • Use only genuine Weller tips
$5.45
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-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.
$30.95
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
S-TVBV Vise - Vacuum base, 40 mm, for securing small components
Mini vise. Great for securing small, light-weight components like potentiometers, tube sockets and switches while soldering or de-soldering. Clamp opens to 40 mm max.
$6.95
S-Z150 Digital Capacitance Meter - YF-150, 9 ranges
Nine ranges give precision readings from 0.1 pF to 20,000 µF. Can be used to check virtually all capacitors for tolerance value, selecting matched sets, etc.
  • 0.1 pf to 20,000 μF, 9 ranges
  • Over range indicator
  • 0.5% basic accuracy
  • Tilt stand
  • 3-1/2 digit LCD, 1" h x 2-¼" w
  • 1.5" x 2.8" x 6"
  • Zero adjustment
  • Input protected
  • Low battery indicator
  • Includes case, leads, battery, spare fuse and instructions
$42.95
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
$8.65
S-T-IC-PULLER Tool - IC Extractor / Puller
Hand-held IC extractor for use on a variety of chip sizes. The metal ends hook beneath the chip. When a pinching force is applied to the bends of the plastic, the metal ends clamp onto the chip and pull upward uniformly to avoid bending pins. This tool can be used on widths of 7mm and up.
$3.95
S-TET-SCREWDRIVER Soldering Iron Tip - Weller, hollow core, screwdriver type, ET Series
Genuine Weller screw driver (chisel) style tips for use with all ET Series compatible soldering irons. The screwdriver style is great for soldering through hole components. The flatted tip makes it easy to make contact with both the solder pad and component lead. These tips are an excellent choice for use with the S-TWE1010 soldering station.
  • Sensor hole in the base of tip is fitted with a stainless steel liner
  • Prevents the tip from seizing to the sensor
$5.45
S-TGTSC1 String Cutters - CruzTOOLS GrooveTech, for guitar and bass
CruzTOOLS developed the GrooveTech String Cutters specifically for Guitar and Bass strings. Guitar and bass strings are made of hardened stainless steel or nickel with thicknesses as high as 3mm. Ordinary diagonal cutters are designed for soft copper, and thus fail miserably when used on strings. GrooveTech String Cutters were developed specifically for this application, using a proprietary heat-treatment process. Despite its compact five-inch length, even “B” bass strings cut easily and your days of dented blades will be a thing of the past. Vinyl grips feel great in your hands.
$11.95
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