Tools

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
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.
$4.30
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
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.
$12.55
Metal Stamp Set - A-Z Alphabet, 0.125” Letter Height
Metal stamp set with 27 stamps for the letters A through Z and an ampersand. The height of the stamped letter is 0.125”. These stamps mark single characters by indenting the mark into the surface of a material. The process is simple, requiring only a hammer to strike the stamp onto the material. This stamp set is a great tool for adding control labels to projects such as pedal enclosures.
$13.95
Container - Jar, Clear Round Mouth, White Cap, 2 oz
2 oz clear jar with a white cap. Instant identification for your parts, liquids or dry goods. Super wide mouth for easy filling.
  • Durable polystyrene jars.
  • FDA compliant.
  • Caps included.
$1.30
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
Power String Winder - Duck's Deluxe, color may vary
Fits any adjustable drill or adjustable screwdriver. One size for: guitars, bass, banjos, mandolins, steel guitars, dobros, jazz boxes, etc.
  • Precision molded solid body
  • No more manual winding ... string your instrument in minutes!
  • Direct drive to the tuning keys
  • Plastic, will not scratch tuner buttons.
  • The ultimate restringing tool for effortless string replacement

Color pictured is an example. Actual color may vary
$4.15
Soldering Iron Tip - Weller, 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 $5.95
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)
$15.95
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.
$50.95
Metal Stamp Set - 0-9 Digits, 0.125” Numeral Height
Metal stamp set with nine stamps for the numbers 0 through 9. The 6 stamp is also used for 9. The height of a stamped numeral is 0.125”. These stamps mark single characters by indenting the mark into the surface of a material. The process is simple, requiring only a hammer to strike the stamp onto the material. This stamp set is a great tool for adding control labels to projects such as pedal enclosures.
$6.50
PadBoard - Single Sided, 3.04” x 1.55”, Vintage Spacing
Colors Available:
Padboard 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 of pads and easily fits into 1590BB style enclosures and larger vintage-style fuzz enclosures. Each square pad 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 square shaped pads
  • 20 x 10 holes
  • 3.04” x 1.55”
$2.99
Bias Master™ - TAD, tube tester, with 4 probes
Bias Master™ system BM4 Measures Bias current of the vacuum tubes in your amp. Includes 4 probes and english/german operation manual. The Bias Master™ allows you to monitor the bias current safely and easily. While adjusting the Bias control pot of your amp, the Bias Master™ shows the actual result. This lets you set and evaluate the full reasonable biasing range your amp and tubes offer to find and set your personal perfect choice.
$228.95
Adhesive Replacement Top - Bob Smith Industries
Replacement top that is on all of BSI's non-Pocket CAs. Perfect for replacing damaged tops on any of the CA glues. These tops can be soaked in acetone overnight to remove any buildup of CA on the inside and outside of the nozzle. Compatible with S-F500,S-F501, S-F502, S-F503, S-F504, S-F505, S-F550, S-F551, and S-F540.
$1.25
Soldering Flux - Caig, non-spill Rosin Flux
Low residue, no-spill. Thermal stability enabling excellent wetting and reduced carbonization at soldering temperature. No-clean flux can be removed by wiping with a cloth or with cleaning solvent. Nonflammable and non corrosive. Recommended for electrical and electronic soldering applications.
Starting at $7.95
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
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*
  • Made In Japan

*See S-T213-SET for a set of all 10 sizes.
$11.95
Nut Slotting Gauge - Digital, luthier tool
Digital Nut Slotting Gauge. Accurately measure the guitar string height over the first fret with the digital version of this handy luthier’s tool. Display measurements in inches or mm with an accuracy of 0.0005” (0.01 mm).
$66.95
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
StripBoard - Single Sided, 6.14” x 3.15”, 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 40 x 20 holes (20 strips). Each strip is surface treated making soldering easier than most protoboards and also ensures a long shelf life. Features: High-quality 1.6mm phenolic circuit board Corrosion resistant, surface treated copper strips 40 x 20 holes (20 strips) 6.14” x 3.15” Looking for projects? See our Wide Stripboard projects in our Pedal Layouts & Build Guides section for ideas.
$5.49
Tip Cleaner - Wire Type for Soldering Irons
Coiled metal wire type tip cleaner for use with soldering irons. The metal wire cleaner requires no water which reduces temperature drops in the tip compared to using a sponge. The black metal holder is dome shaped to reduce airborne solder droplets when cleaning. The holder has a detachable top and bottom to easily empty when necessary.
$8.64
Staking Tool - for Eyelets and Turrets
Turret staking tool for use with our turrets (S-HTUR-SG-2X, S-HTUR-SG-3X, S-HTUR-PR-3S).
For anvil see S-T1717
For smaller staking tool, see S-T1714
Directions:
  • Drill 1/8" hole
  • Insert eyelet
  • Flip board over on to a hard service
  • Center staking tool over the eyelet
  • Strike staking tool with hammer to clamp eyelet to board
$14.95
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