Tools

Standoff - M3 Threaded, Adhesive Backing
Adhesive backed standoff with M3 threading. The high-strength adhesive tape allows the standoff to be securely mounted, providing an easy option for mounting PCBs in enclosures. These standoffs use a captive metal nut in a strong nylon plastic base for a durable and lightweight solution.
$0.95
Heat Sink - dissipate heat during soldering
Temporary Heat Sink. Absorb & dissipate heat during soldering/desoldering sensitive parts. Made in Taiwan.
$2.50
Solder wick - GC Braid, multiple sizes
5 foot long desoldering braid. Great for removing solder from printed circuit boards or other electronic equipment.
Starting at $5.75
Tolex Glue - Brush-on adhesive for applying tolex
Brush-on adhesive ideal for applying tolex. Cleans up with soap and water. No nasty solvents required. Does not stretch or shrink the vinyl. Comes in quarts or gallons. Specifications: Tolex Glue is a non-flammable, Neoprene based, water borne adhesive formulated to bond tolex and vinyl to wood and wood based substrates. Min. use temp: 45°F Freezes at 32°F and lower Shelf Life: 6 Months Directions: Surfaces to be bonded must be clean. Apply a very thin coat to both surfaces. Very porous surfaces may require more than one coat. Second coat should not be applied until first has dried. Allow to 'flash off' for 20-30 minutes. Cloudy areas indicate incomplete drying. This time can be shortened with forced air and/or heat. Position pieces carefully prior to bringing surfaces together as bond is made instantly.
Starting at $32.95
Resealable Bag - Anti-Static, Polyethylene, Heavy duty, Zip Top
Resealable anti-static bags with a zip top. These pink reusable bags are made of polyethylene and are ideal for storing static sensitive electronic parts such as transistors, JFETs, ICs, CMOS, etc. The zip top uses a heavy duty double-track zipper.
Starting at $0.30
StripBoard - Single Sided, 3.04” x 1.55”, 0.1” Spacing
Colors Available:
Stripboard featuring standard 0.1” (2.54mm) spacing. The board has a 30x15 grid (15 strips) and easily fits into 1590BB style enclosures and larger vintage-style fuzz enclosures. Each strip is HASL coated making soldering easier than most protoboards and also ensures a long shelf life. Features:
  • High-quality 1.6mm FR4 glass-epoxy circuit board
  • 1oz/ft2 copper weight
  • HASL coated strips
  • 30 x 15 holes (15 strips)
  • 3.04” x 1.55”
$2.95
Standoffs - 0.18", plastic with adhesive backing
Low-profile adhesive standoffs with a 0.180" standoff height that securely attaches your PCB to a flat surface. The post inserts into a 0.125” mounting hole and includes a locking tab that secures the PCB when inserted. It can be used with 1/16” or 1/32” thick PCBs. The 0.6 x 0.6” square base is offset to allow the base to be underneath the board when the mounting hole is close to the PCB edge and the offset base provides a large sticking surface while permitting the PCB to be mounted in tight spaces or close to walls. This can be useful when working with small enclosures. High-quality 3M™ brand double-sided tape secures the standoff to a flat surface. These standoffs are available in packs of 8, 24, or 100 pieces Features:
  • Low profile 0.180" standoff height.
  • Offset base allows use when holes are close to the PCB edge.
$2.65
package of 8
StripBoard - Single Sided, 3.04” x 1.55”, Vintage Spacing
Colors Available:
Stripboard featuring a 0.15” vintage spacing. This spacing is great for vintage-style builds and more easily accommodates axial capacitors and other larger sized vintage parts like resistors and transistors. The board has a 20x10 grid (10 strips) and easily fits into 1590BB style enclosures and larger vintage-style fuzz enclosures. Each strip is HASL coated making soldering easier than most protoboards and also ensures a long shelf life. Features:
  • High-quality 1.6mm FR4 glass-epoxy circuit board
  • 1oz/ft2 copper weight
  • HASL coated strips
  • 20 x 10 holes (10 strips)
  • 3.04” x 1.55”
$2.99
Tool Set - Rocket Sockets, Pepers’ Pedals, Complete Set
Rocket Sockets by Pepers' Pedals allow for the tightening of various nuts for jacks, potentiometers and switches on guitar effects pedals without scratching the enclosure and damaging the graphics or paint as the typical metal tools will do.
$14.95
Solder - Kester, 60 / 40, 44 Flux, 1 lb spool
60/40 Rosin Core, 1 lb Spool, contains lead alloy. Kester 44 Rosin Flux is an activated rosin formula for use in flux-cored solder wire. Kester 44 Rosin Flux has virtually dominated the field of activated rosin core solders for well over four decades. An outstanding performance feature of this flux is the “instant-action” wetting behavior.
Starting at $49.95
Tool - Precision Devices, Lead Former, Various Sizes
High quality, made in USA lead formers. These are great tools for bending component leads to fit various footprints. The radiused ends provide a right angle bend that does not stress the metal lead. These lead formers are made of high impact ABS plastic.
$5.59
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
Jumper Test Lead Set - Clip 35mm, Total Length 24", 22AWG
Set of 10 Jumper Test Leads " Alligator Clips 35mm each. Total Length 24", 22AWG wire. Black, Red, White, Yellow, Green
$4.99
package of 10
Fingerboard Guards - 2 Sizes, for protecting frets
Designed to protect the fingerboard when doing work on your frets. These shields are indispensable when doing any sort of fret work. Being only .010” thick they can bend to accommodate and fingerboard radius. Made of 304 spring stainless steel.
Comes with 2 sizes: 3-1/8" x 7/8" x .010" - 1/4 inch protection on either side of the fret, 3-1/8"" x 0.59" x .010"" - 3/8 inch protection on either side of the fret
$4.30
package of 2
StripBoard - Single Sided, 3.04” x 1.55”, Vintage Spacing, Phenolic Board
Stripboard made with a phenolic substrate. Phenolic boards are found in many vintage electronics before the use of fiberglass became common. This stripboard features a 0.15” vintage spacing. This spacing is great for vintage-style builds and more easily accommodates axial capacitors and other larger sized vintage parts like resistors and transistors. The board has a 20x10 grid (10 strips) and easily fits into 1590BB style enclosures and larger vintage-style fuzz enclosures. Each strip is gold coated making soldering easier than most protoboards and also ensures a long shelf life. Features:
  • High-quality 1.6mm phenolic circuit board
  • Gold coated strips
  • 20 x 10 holes (10 strips)
  • 3.04” x 1.55”
$2.95
Fret Press Inserts - for Pressing Frets, Multiple Radiuses
Fret press inserts. 2.5” width brass inserts fit the S-T259-A and S-T260 fret press cauls. Used to press frets into guitar fret boards as an alternative to hammering.
$6.99
StripBoard - Single Sided, 3.04” x 1.55”, 0.1” Spacing, Phenolic Board
Stripboard made with a phenolic substrate. Phenolic boards are found in many vintage electronics before the use of fiberglass became common. This stripboard features standard 0.1” (2.54mm) spacing. The board has a 30x15 grid (15 strips) and easily fits into 1590BB style enclosures and larger vintage-style fuzz enclosures. Each strip is gold coated making soldering easier than most protoboards and also ensures a long shelf life. Features:
  • High-quality 1.6mm phenolic circuit board
  • Gold coated strips
  • 30 x 15 holes (15 strips)
  • 3.04” x 1.55”
$2.75
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.
$8.80
Desoldering Pump - Atten, AT-E33A, Solder Removal Tool
Atten AT-E33A heavy duty desoldering pump. This pump’s design provides a high vacuum force especially helpful for clearing circuit boards in rework jobs and field repair. Features
  • Piston with double oil seals
  • Handle delivers comfortable grip and non-slip function.
  • Compact size
  • Anti-rust spring
  • Built-in tip for easy replacement
  • Quick and easy cleaning
$6.99
Adhesive Applicator - Bob Smith Industries, 6” long, Non-clog
Non-clog 6" long pipette for CA glue application. The regular tip is recommended for gap filling and extra-thick CA. CA is sucked up into the applicator by inserting it into an open CA bottle with the bulb at the end compressed, like an eyedropper The fine tip is recommended for the application of thin CAs. It can also be used for the fine application of Insta-Set accelerator and for applying fine lubricating oils. CA can be kept in the applicator for two weeks.
$1.25
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
$5.95
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 $6.50
Paper Label Tag - Pre-strung, Manilla, 2.75” x 1.375”
High quality manila paper tags. These tags are pre-strung with a soft string gentle enough to use on the most delicate equipment. The paper is heavy duty 13 point stock and the ¼” eyelet is reinforced to resist tearing. These are great tags for pricing, labeling, and cataloging equipment.
$2.20
package of 10
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.
$3.09
On Backorder