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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Adhesive - Bob Smith Industries, Insta-Cure Gap Filling
Bob Smith Industries™ Insta-Cure+™ Medium Gap Filling Cyanoacrylate. A must have for luthiers! Insta-Cure+™ is a higher viscosity CA for loose fitting joints in which the adhesive must bridge gaps or the parts to be glued don’t fit perfectly. Medium viscosity super glue is the most common glue used in many luthiery applications due to it’s cure time and viscosity. Recommended for binding repair and small poly finish touch ups. Normally, the thicker CA is applied to one surface and then the parts are held tightly together for about 5 to 15 seconds. For large surface areas, including those with close fitting joints such as laminations, INSTA-CURE+ ™ should also be used. To prevent premature curing, don’t spread the glue into a thin film. Lay down a serpentine bead with about 1" separations on one surface, then assemble the parts, letting the pressure spread the CA out. To speed up curing time use the Insta-Set accelerator!
Starting at $6.50
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
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.
$10.95
Adhesive Extender Tip - Bob Smith Industries, for Glue
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
$3.55
package of 6
Truss Rod Wrench - Phillips Head / Cross Head
High quality Phillips head truss rod wrench. This Japanese made wrench is the perfect tool for cross slotted truss rod nuts found on many Fender® necks. The compact 9mm diameter head has a thin 11mm width allowing for adjustments without removing the neck
$10.16