Tools

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
Adhesive Replacement Cap - Bob Smith Industries
Replacement colored cap that fits over the S-F312 top. These are sold individually and the color is randomly selected
$1.25
Adhesive - Bob Smith Industries, Maxi-Cure Extra Thick
Bob Smith Industries ™ Maxi Cure ™ Extra Thick Gap Filling Cyanoacrylate. A must have for luthiers! Maxi Cure ™ is the highest viscosity CA we have available and is great for extreme gap filling and finish fills. It can be carved with a knife or razor blade and sanded and feathered to form a finish which makes it great for chip repairs. The extra thick viscosity of Maxi Cure ™ also allows longer repositioning time than other glues (10-25 sec.) Apply Maxi Cure ™ in a coil pattern to one of the parts to be glued, spread glue evenly, then assemble parts. Hold or clamp firmly for 30-60 seconds. To speed up curing time use the Insta-Set accelerator! (S-F506)
Starting at $6.50
Feeler Gauge - 20 Sizes, for measuring gaps / clearance
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.
$8.30
package of 20
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
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
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
Breadboard - Solderable PCB, 3.00” x 1.90”
The SB400 Solderable PCB BreadBoard enables you to transfer your circuit and wires from a plug-in breadboard without recutting wires or changing your layout. The SB400 has the same pattern and spacing as a standard 400 connection point BB400 solderless plug-in breadboard. It has a standard 5-hole strip for each IC pin, just like solderless breadboards plus 4 power rails. However, it has the advantage that soldered joints provide a more reliable long-term connection than solderless contacts. The SB400 has four power rails like solderless breadboards, plus two bonus rails for power or signals. There are bonus two-hole pads along the centerline allowing DIL (dual in-line) headers to be used. BPS prototyping boards use high-quality FR4 glass epoxy PCBs for long life, with an anti-tarnish protective coating for easy soldering.
$4.35
Springs - Xcelite, replacement for S-TCN255
Replacement spring for S-TCN255 (Xcelite curved nose pliers).
$1.00
StripBoard - Single Sided, 3.94” x 3.15”, Mounting Holes
ST2 StripBoard is a prototyping circuit board with a standard long strip pattern. 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. It has 0.1" hole spacing for DIP integrated circuits and headers and other parts. ST2 has higher quality than traditional stripboard. The holes are drilled, not punched. The base material is high-quality FR4 glass epoxy board. It has better stability and moisture resistance than boards using phenolic or SRBP (synthetic resin bonded paper), which can warp with exposure to humidity. Features
  • Standard stripboard pattern, with tracks running the length of the board.
  • Single-sided high-quality FR4 glass-epoxy circuit board.
  • 1oz/ft2 copper with an anti-tarnish coating for easy soldering.
$4.75
Soldering Iron Tip - Weller, hollow core, long screwdriver type, ET Series
Genuine Weller long screw driver (chisel) style tips for use with all ET Series compatible soldering irons. The long screwdriver style is great in situations where additional length is required or for narrow places. These tips are an excellent choice for use with the S-TWE1010 soldering station.
$6.50
Soldering iron tip - Weller, hollow core, 0.8mm, conical, ET Series
Genuine Weller conical style (round) tips for use with all ET Series compatible soldering irons. The concal style is great for general use and precision soldering on small contacts. These tips are an excellent choice for use with the S-TWE1010 soldering station.
  • Sensor hole in the base of tip is fitted with a stainless steel liner
  • Prevents the tip from seizing to the sensor
$6.50
Fret Press Caul - Converts Drill Press to Fret Press
Fret press caul. Perfect for converting your drill press or arbor press into a fret press. 3/8” shank. (Includes 2.5 mm hex key).
Used with radius inserts (S-T261) to press frets into guitar fret boards.
$34.95
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
$9.95
Chisel - Flat, Japanese, Steel, Tataki-Nomi
High quality made in Japan flat chisels for luthier work. These chisels have a blade hardness of HRC63 and a total length of 225mm. The hardwood handle features a flat end for hammering,
Starting at $13.95
ProtoBoard - Fits 1590B, 1 sided, 2-hole strips
Prototyping circuit board (PCB) designed to fit the Hammond 1590B die-cast aluminum enclosure. It has a convenient 2-hole pattern, which provides an easy way to connect parts while maximizing usable board area. It can be used as a stand-alone prototyping board, or installed in a Hammond 1590B enclosure. For fastening your project to a surface see our adhesive standoffs (S-H190) Features:
  • Single-sided high-quality FR4 glass-epoxy circuit board.
  • Convenient 2-hole pattern provides an easy way to connect parts.
  • 1oz/ft2 copper with an anti-tarnish coating for easy soldering. Lead free and RoHS compatible.
  • 0.042" holes are drilled on 0.1" (2.54mm) centers. 2 mounting holes.
  • PCB Size 2.05 x 4.05 in (52.1 x 102.9 mm)
$3.59
File - Fret Crowning, Hard Chrome Coated, for Stainless Steel Frets
Hard chrome coated fret files for crowing stainless steel frets. Each file features a coarse and fine file indicated by the arrows pointing up and down. The larger arrows point to the coarse side and the smaller arrows point to the fine side. The horizontal arrows indicate the cutting direction of the file.
  • Hard chrome coated
  • Single cut files
  • Coarse and fine included on each file
  • Medium file has a radius of 2mm
  • Jumbo file has a radius of 3mm
$45.95
Soldering Iron Tip - Atten, Conical, T900
Atten T900 soldering iron tips. The conical style is great for all types of soldering. The pointed tip works well with small connections and the expanding cone shape allows for use with larger connections such as solder lugs. These tips are an excellent choice for use with the S-ST-2090D soldering station and S-ST-2065D soldering iron.
Starting at $2.40
StripBoard - Single Sided, 6.14” x 3.15”, Vintage Spacing, Black
Black 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 40 x 20 holes (20 strips). 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
  • HASL coated 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.
$6.49
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!
  • Made of solid steel
  • 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)
$29.95
Soldering Iron Tip - Weller, solid core, screwdriver type, ST Series, 3-Pack
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. Sold in a pack of three. ST Series Tips: Will fit the SP40L / SP40N series irons as well as the WLIR60, WLIR60K, WP25, WP30, WP35, WLC100 series tools.
Starting at $17.85
package of 3
Adhesive Softener - Bob Smith Industries, Un-Cure
Un-Cure™ debonder will soften cured CA. If parts are bonded incorrectly or your fingers are stuck together, a few drops of Un-Cure™ will dissolve the CA in about a minute. Apply on bonded skin and roll apart fingers. Once stuck, use acetone to clean off softened CA, then wash off with soap and water. Since cured CA is essentially acrylic plastic, anything that will dissolve CA will also soften most plastics. Care must be used, therefore, when using Un-Cure on plastics. Separating plastic parts with a razor saw is usually the best option. Works Well On:
  • Cyanoacrylates
  • Super Glues

Directions: Un-Cure™ will soften cured super glue (aka cyanoacrylate, CA). To release bonded skin (not near the eyes) apply Un-Cure™, then use a small, rounded object like a paperclip to separate the skin with a peeling action, applying more Un-Cure™ as needed until the skin areas are debonded. Wash the area with soap and water.
$4.74
String Spreader - for fret work without unstringing
Those of us who don’t want to fully remove that new set of strings to do some quick spot work on the fret board or nut will love this simple yet effective tool. Simply loosen your strings and place the string spreaders underneath the guitar neck. Bring the strings off the neck and latch them underneath the spreader's ends to allow for quick and easy fret-board work without the need to unstring your instrument. These string spreaders will quickly become a must have in your toolbox!
  • Make room for cleaning, polishing or spot work on frets without removing strings
  • Made of brass with a soft, finish safe, rubber coating
$8.95
package of 2
ZipWire - Jumper Cable Kit for circuits
The ZipWire™ Kit provides a convenient way to connect the signals in your projects. The wires can be unzipped for individual wires as needed and the color-coding can be used to organize power, ground and other signal types to keep your circuit organized. The rainbow colored ribbon cable provides the 10 standard electrical colors.
Starting at $9.85
package of 120