# Tools

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.
$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)$14.35
Tool - Helping Hand with Magnifier, 65mm, 2.5X
Magnifier with 2 ½" lens. Both clamps and magnifier can be removed. Great for precision work on circuit boards, solders and repairs. 6 ball joints for any angle. Simple to adjust thumb screws. Nickel plating fittings. Sturdy iron cast base. Alligator spring clips
$5.95 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
Tool - Magnetizer / Demagnetizer
Small magnetizer / demagnetizer for use with hand tools. Simply pass a tool such as a screwdriver through the square hole to magnetize the tool and pass it through the u-shaped channel to demagnetize the tool. Note: When passing through the square cutout to magnetize a tool, be sure to keep the tool from touching the four walls of the magnetizer to ensure a proper magnetization. When using the demagnetizer, the tool can touch the plastic of the channel.
$3.95 Understring Radius Gauges - 9 Sizes, for Saddle Adjustments Package of 9 Our low profile aluminum understring radius gauges have a precision radiused top and bottom for accurate measurement. The slim shape allows you to take measurements of several radii without removing the strings on your guitar. • Obtain accurate measurements of your instrument's fretboard radius using the bottom radius of the gauge. The bottom radius can also be used to set pickup polepiece height to the string radius. • Use the top radius of this gauge to determine the proper height adjustment for the bridge saddles. • The following gauges are included in this set: 7.25" 9.5" 10" 12" 14" 15" 16" 17" 20"$14.00
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 $7.15 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
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 $5.50 Alignment Kit - GC Electronics, for color TVs Package of 6 Contains 6 different tools for all standard adjustments. Tools are Delrin with the exception of the potentiometer adjustment tool which is Nylon. Tools are: • 8282 Zenith type Hex/Screwdriver • 8606 5" Hex wrench • 9091 Hex iron core tool • 9300 5" Double sided hex tool • 9304 Hex screwdriver combination • 8608 Potentiometer Adjustment Tool$7.95
Soldering iron tip - Weller, conical, for WTCPT
Restore the performance of your soldering iron by replacing the tip. Replacement for S-TWTCP
• PT Series Conical Tip for TC201 Series Iron
• PTP7 - 0.79mm / 0.031" diameter conical tip
• Solid copper, plated with iron all over
• Designed to provide maximum heat transfer from the heater to the tip
• Use only genuine Weller tips
$5.45 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.$224.95
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 Fret / Fingerboard Leveler - for checking frets Fast, accurate leveling tools for the pro shop. This heavyweight steel tube is precision-ground for flatness on the narrow sides. Attach abrasive to quickly level frets or unfretted fingerboards. Each heavyweight rectangular 1" x 2" steel tube is precision-ground for flatness on two opposite sides. The tool's edges are smooth to prevent gouging. Starting at$11.95
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 Knob & Bushing Puller - for Easy Removal From Guitar The Knob and Bushing Puller's clear acrylic housing has a rubberized base to help protect the guitar's finish. The square unit has 2 ends- one end for pulling knobs, the other end can work with the attached hardware to easily extract Gibson, Schaller or Gotoh bridge and tailpiece stud bushings, without damaging the guitar Includes 6 bolts and 2 flat washers for pulling various bushing threads: • 5/16-20 • 5/16-24 • 5/16-18 • 10-32 • M5 • M6 • M8 Roughly 0.065" clearance between the bottom of the knob and the top of the guitar required for knob puller attachment.$37.00
Desoldering pump tip - Weller, replacement for 7874B
Restore the performance of your desoldering pump by replacing the tip. Replacement for S-T7874B.
$7.35 Tool - Cruz Tools, GrooveTech Jack / Pot Tool Instrument and amp jacks are notorious for coming loose. And with a shallow nut and recessed cavity, access can be challenging. Until now, that is. The GrooveTech Jack and Pot Wrench provides three thin-wall sockets - ½", 7/16", and 12mm - in a compact four-inch tool to handle the most common sizes of jacks and pots on instruments, amps, and other audio gear. Add a dab of threadlocker, and you'll probably never have to deal with that loose jack again. Sockets are pro-grade with a dazzling polished chrome finish.$14.95
Fret Files - for Filing Fret Crowns
Solid steel crowning files with dual cutting edges for precision fret crowning. These should be in any luthier’s tool kit!
• Soft rubber coating on the handle
• Double sided (both sides are the same size)
• 4-3/16” cutting surface
• Available in three sizes to cover most fret sizes (small,medium,large)
Starting at $28.95 Sponge - for Soldering Station, for cleaning tips Replacement sponge for the Weller WLC 100 soldering station ( S-TWLC100 ) and others. Keep your iron tip clean using this genuine Weller replacement sponge. Cleaning a hot soldering iron on a damp sponge causes the solder to contract at a contrasting rate to the soldering iron, helping to remove any solder stuck to the tip. Always be sure the sponge is merely damp rather than soaked in water.$2.95
Alignment Kit - GC Electronics, for CB
Package of 8
Contains
• 5009 Duplex no-metal screwdriver
• 5097 K-tran tool
• 8271 core aligner
• 8282 Zenith alignment tool
• 9091 hex iron core tool
• 9440 transistor tool
• 8276 Duplex aligner
• 9304 double end tool
$18.50 Feeler Gauge - 20 Sizes, for measuring gaps / clearance Package of 20 This precise set of 20 feeler gauges in the luthier's workshop can perform a wide variety of functions to measuring with string action to measuring the correct nut slot depths, fret slot width, string to fret clearances, and other hardware installation work, these ground steel feeler gauges are marked in both metric and imperial measurements for easy use.$8.25
Vise - Vacuum base, 40 mm, for securing small components
Mini vise. Great for securing small, light-weight components like potentiometers, tube sockets and switches while soldering or de-soldering. Clamp opens to 40 mm max.
$6.95 Two-Way Sanding Block - for Fretboards Two-way sanding block for radius fretboard sanding. There are two different radiuses on each block. Sandpaper not included. Starting at$15.95