# 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$3.95
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 $26.75 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
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, 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.$39.95
Nut File - Edge-Cut, for slotting guitar nuts
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.
• 4.5” cutting edge
• Double sided (both sides are the same gauge)
• 10 gauges available
• Sold individually*

*See S-T213-SET for a set of all 10 sizes.
Starting at $11.50 Solder - Kester, 60 / 40, 44 Flux, 66 Core, .031 Dia, .5 oz Kester 44 60/40 rosin core type. .031" diameter, 0.5 oz$5.78
Soldering Iron Tip - Weller, solid core, screwdriver type, ST Series
Genuine Weller screw driver (chisel) style tips for use with all ST Series compatible soldering irons. The screwdriver style is great for soldering through hole components and many other situations. 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-TWLC100 soldering station.
For use with Weller Irons: SP40N, WP25, WP30, and WP35; and WLC100 station
Starting at $5.70 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$4.89
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 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
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 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.$6.95
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.
Starting at 2.25 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
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)
14.95 Center Punch - Spring Loaded, Adjustable Force Spring loaded center punch with an adjustable force for aligning pilot holes when drilling into materials. The large handle makes the push-to-strike action simple and accurate. Rotating the red handle adjusts the force amount.6.45
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Staking Tool Set - Anvil and Punch, for Eyelets and Turrets
Staking tool set that includes both the anvil and swage/punch. The set works with standard turret and eyelet sizes commonly used in amplifiers. The anvil also can be used with Y style turrets.
$12.50 On Backorder Soldering iron tip - Weller, solid core, conical, ST Series Restore the performance of your soldering iron by replacing the tip. Replacement for S-TWP35 and S-TWLC100. • ST Series Tips: Will fit the SP40L / SP40N series irons as well as the WP25, WP30, WP35, WLC100 series tools • Precision ground copper tips are plated with iron, nickel and chromium • ST7 - .031" / 0.79 mm diameter Conical tip • Tinned with Lead Free alloy$5.70
Sandpaper - Kovax rolled, 1400 x 64 mm, Self-Adhesive
1.4m, Self adhesive type, 64mm width for S-T229-X sanding blocks.
Starting at $5.25 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
Solder - Kester 63 / 37, 1 lb spool, 0.031" diameter
(63/37 Rosin Core) - ..031" Diameter, 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.
$39.95 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$5.50