# Tools

Heat Sink - dissipate heat during soldering
Temporary Heat Sink. Absorb & dissipate heat during soldering/desoldering sensitive parts. Made in Taiwan.
$2.45 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$4.25
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 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”$2.95
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.
$4.95 Solder - Kester, 60 / 40, 44 Flux, 66 Core, .031 Dia, .5 oz Kester 44 60/40 rosin core type. .031" diameter, 0.5 oz$6.95
Standoffs - 0.18", plastic with adhesive backing
Package of 8
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 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 - Slotted Nut Driver, for Qingpu Jacks
Simple and easy to use nut driving tool for the slotted nuts found on Qingpu jacks that are commonly used in Eurorack modules. The tool anchors into the sleeve of the jack ensuring no slippage when in use, protecting the faceplate from accidental damage. The two grip holes are cut to the size of M2.5 and M3 hex nuts and can be used in a pinch to tighten nuts of those sizes, or to hang your tool on a keyring! One side of the tool works with Mod "Top Brass" nuts and slotted W-QP-NUT-K nuts used on W-QP-518MA, W-QP-419GR, and W-QP-518MA-BM. The other side works with slotted W-QP-NUT-PJ-R nuts used on W-QP-PJ3410. Either side will work with Befaco Bananuts for 3.5mm jacks (W-BNUT-X). The nut driving tool is made of steel.
$4.25 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
Paper Label Tag - Pre-strung, Manilla, 2.75” x 1.375”
Package of 10
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.
$1.95 Fingerboard Guards - 2 Sizes, for protecting frets Package of 2 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$4.25
Jumper Test Lead Set - Clip 35mm, Total Length 24", 22AWG
Package of 10
Set of 10 Jumper Test Leads " Alligator Clips 35mm each. Total Length 24", 22AWG wire. Black, Red, White, Yellow, Green
$4.95 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”$2.50
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.
$8.75 Fret Puller - Narrow Jaws, for removing frets A specialized tool for cleanly pulling out frets. The narrow jaws are designed specifically to allow for a clean grip on frets. The special flush ground 1/2" jaws can easily bite the frets without damaging the fretboard.$7.95
Cutters - Xcelite, Shearcutter, General Purpose
5" Overall Length, 3/4" Jaw Length. Great for cutting wire and component leads, etc. Product Features:
• Low profile, general-purpose cutter
• Superior blade by-pass shear cutting action
• Better cuts with half the effort
• Greatly reduced mechanical shock delivered to the work
• Features red grips
• Flush cuts soft wire up to 20 AWG (0.8mm)
$15.48 Adjustment Tool - Bourns Trimpots, H-90 Bourns trimmer adjustment tool. This tool is compatible with both the R-VT96Y-X multiturn trimmers and the R-VT62P-X single turn trimmers. The recessed end is especially helpful when used with the 3296Y trimmers to avoid slipping off of the screw adjuster. Features • Meets UL 94V-0 • Pocket clip • For use on most trimmer shafts/rotors • Recessed end for use with extended shafts • RoHS compliant$4.95
Nut Files - Double Edge, for guitars, 3 sizes
Package of 3
Double edge nut files featuring popular guitar gauges specially designed for slotting nuts. Each set of files is specifically designed for guitars of a particular type. This set of three files will cover the work of six and cuts a smooth round bottom slot. 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” cutting edge
• Set of 3 files
Starting at $53.65 Partially Out of Stock Burnishing Tool - GC Electronics, ¼" wide, steel Stainless steel strip, microscored to an ultrafine file surface. Remove oxide and corrosion on contacts made of platinum, paladium, moybdenum, gold, tungsten, and silver. Commonly used to remove oxidation from electronic contact surfaces such as switches or connectors, restoring the connection and revitalizing the surface.$7.59
$2.95 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$6.45
$12.50 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.$6.95