Tools

Threadlocker - Bob Smith Industries, IC-LOC Red
IC-LOC™ Red is a medium thickness, high strength thread lock that is applied to the threads of fasteners before assembly. Once the IC-LOC Red™ is cured, the fasteners are permanently together and cannot be disassembled. IC-LOC Red™ will maintain its strength up to 490° F. Uses
  • Threads of fasteners
  • Threads that need permanent bond

Directions: Shake well and then apply IC-LOC™ Red to the clean and dry threaded areas before assembling non- plastic parts. Product sets in 10 minutes, with full cure within 24 hours. IC-LOC™Red is anaerobic and cures in the absence of air, which occurs when a bolt, screw or nut is tightened. IC-LOC™ Red permanently prevents the loosening of threaded fasteners from shock and vibration, while sealing and preventing the rusting of threads. Cured temperature range is -60° to +300°F (-51° to +149°C).
$6.45
Chisel - Flat, Japanese, Micro, 1.1mm
Small flat chisel with an offset handle allowing this tool to easily get into tight spaces for luthier work. The 1.1mm blade is made of high quality HSS steel and is perfect when precision is required for nut slots and elsewhere. Made in Japan.
$35.95
Saddle File - for Acoustic Guitar Saddle Slots
File for use in filing the saddle of acoustic guitars. Available in 2mm or 3mm options.
$12.75
Wood Carving File - Half-Round, anti-clog
High quality wood carving files with a special toothpattern designed to avoid clogs and self-clean as you file. These files are available in three different lengths to meet the needs of any project and feature a half round shape.
Starting at $21.50
Fret Bender - for creating radius in or flattening Fret Wire
Multi-functional Fret Bender - bend or staighten either bulk fretwire or pre-cut short piece fret wire precisely and quickly! For bending fret wire, crank a length of fretwire through the fret bender, and it comes out curved and ready to install in a radiused fretboard. Get a perfect bend on enough wire for a whole guitar in just seconds. Precisely radiused fretwire makes your fretwork fast, accurate, and professional.
Can be mounted to a workbench by using the two 5/16” bolt holes.
$69.95
Caliper - Digital, highly-accurate for luthiers
This Luthier's Digital Caliper has a custom jaw notch for accurately measuring fretwire crown height (the height above the fretboard). This is essential for comparing new wire to original wire. And there's a notch on the depth gauge to measure fret height on the instrument.
  • Measures fret height before AND after fret installation
  • Accurate readouts in inches or millimeters
  • A must for all precision guitar work
$44.95
Fret Slotting Miter Box - for guiding fret saws
Use this Fret Slotting Miter Box to accurately cut fret slots with a fretting handsaw. The ball-bearing guides make sawing easier and faster; they hold your fret saw perpendicular to the fingerboard and can be adjusted to match the blade precisely. You can quickly slot any board up to 3"" (76.2mm) wide, with adjustable depth of cut for any fret wire. You always have an unobstructed view of your work.
Made of rugged aluminum and 12" (304.8mm) long, this miter box has convenient mounting holes for firm attachment to your workbench, the mounting screws and spanners are included. Instructions also included.
$135.00
Radius Gauge - stainless steel, 6 radius measurements
This stainless steel radius gauge can measure six different radiuses as well as fret crown heights and string action height. Overall size 210mm x 25mm
Includes
  • 7.25"
  • 9.5"
  • 10"
  • 12"
  • 14"
  • 16"
$16.00
Multi Tool - Dunlop, System 65, for guitar / bass work
The Dunlop System 65 Multi Tool is a compact tool that can cover the gamut of setup work for guitars and basses. Whether it’s a pickup height issue, truss rod adjustment, or a tweak in the action, this multitool can do it all.
$11.95
Hex Key Wrench Set - Allen®, Fold-up, 9 Piece, SAE
High quality fold-up set of SAE hex keys from Allen®. This set is great for easy storage and eliminates misplacing keys.
$13.40
Threadlocker - Bob Smith Industries, IC-LOC Green
IC-LOC™ Green is a thin, medium-high strength threadlock that is applied to fasteners that are already assembled. IC-LOC™ Green wicks down into the threads of fasteners using capillary action and has good performance even with oil coated fasteners. Uses
  • Threads of fasteners
  • Bolts
  • Screws
  • Nuts

Directions: Shake well. Unscrew cap and cut off tip. Apply IC-LOC™ Green to clean preassembled fasteners. Product sets in 10 minutes, with full cure within 24 hours. IC-LOC™ Green prevents the loosening of threaded fasteners from shock and vibration by wicking into threads. Cured temperature range is -60° to +300°F (-51° to +149°C). Locked fasteners are only removable by localized heating and hand tools. Remove residue with a damp cloth. Similar to Loctite Green.
$6.45
On Backorder
Fret Slot Cleaning Saws - Ryoba, push / pull
Fret slot saw with two blades, one for push-cutting and another for pull-cutting.
$25.95
Wood Saw Rasp - High Carbon Steel, coarse side & fine side
Wood rasp - one coarse side for heavy work and one fine side for detailed work
Starting at $21.35
Profiling Gauge - 150mm length, for duplicating shapes
150mm length. Used to record the shape of a surface, which can then be used to trace a copy onto another surface. Needles are held firmly, which makes them easy to shape, but they remain in place when using to trace.
$16.00
Hex Key Wrench Set - Allen®, Fold-up, 7 Piece, Metric
High quality fold-up set of metric hex keys from Allen®. This set is great for easy storage and eliminates misplacing keys.
$13.61
Kit - BusBoard, Junior Genius Blinky Lights Kit
Junior Genius Kits are built for experimentation, learning and fun! Experience the joy of seeing your first LED light up. The Blinky Lights Kit leads you through 10 core activities, from a simple LED circuit up to more advanced transistor LED blinky light circuits, using standard parts on a real-world breadboard. Learn about voltage and current by using LEDs, resistors, capacitors and transistors. You'll be able to build circuits using a schematic diagram, and there's plenty of help to get you there. Simple examples make it easy to grasp the basics and 'What's Happening' and 'Things To Try' sections encourage you to dig deeper. You will get valuable assembly and troubleshooting experience as you learn to use a great experimentation tool, the solderless breadboard. Real hands-on experience means greater educational value. This next-generation science kit doesn’t seal the parts into simplified plastic blocks.
$27.95
PadBoard - Double Sided, Plated Holes, 6.30” x 3.94”, Mounting Holes
The PadBoard-3U prototyping circuit board has a general purpose pad-per-hole pattern which is good for general purpose analog and digital use. It is a double-sided board with plated holes, which allows components to be 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. The PCB accepts a 96 pin DIN-41612 VME connector for backplane or board-to-board applications. Holes for ejector latches are provided. 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.
$12.95
Fret File - 600 grit, 3 radiuses, diamond, for Crowns
600 grit diamond-plated file. 3 different, (small, medium, large) radiuses in one file. 130mm file length, 230mm total.
$104.95
Hex Key Wrench Set - Allen®, Long Arm, 13 Piece, SAE
High quality set of long arm SAE hex keys from Allen®. This set includes 13 keys in a hinged holder for easy storage.
$14.86
Bulb solder-off - Weller, for removing solder
Removes melted solder by suction. Facilitates accurate printed circuit repair and cleaning. Begin by squeezing, then hold over the solder to be removed and release the bulb to allow the solder to be sucked into the bulb. This method of solder removal is very basic and inexpensive. The bulb takes up very little space in your tool kit. Made in Taiwan.
$23.75
Cutters - Xcelite, Relieved Tapered Head
  • Relieved tapered head-flush cutter
  • Allows use between closely spaced components
  • Features blue cushion grips
$35.86
Bench-top smoke absorber - Weller, for soldering
Keep those fumes out of your face while soldering with this benchtop smoke absorber.
  • Removes flux fumes from soldering workbench
  • Great for workspaces using more active fluxes used with lead-free solder
  • Fumes are absorbed by the replaceable carbon-activated filter
  • Includes one replacement filter (S-TWSA350F)
  • Stand allows the smoke absorber to be adjusted to varying angles
  • Fan is quiet and will not add significant noise to the workspace
  • ESD safe
  • Air Flow Volume: 1370 l/min
  • Wattage: 20 watts
$113.99
Filters - Weller, for bench top smoke absorber
Package of 3
For replacement of the filters used in the benchtop smoke absorber S-TWSA350. Package of 3
  • Carbon Activated Filters
  • Removes flux fumes from soldering workbench
  • Replacement for WSA350 Benchtop Smoke Absorber
$12.29
PadBoard - Double Sided, Plated Holes, 3.94” x 3.15”, Mounting Holes
The PadBoard-2 prototyping circuit board has a general purpose pad-per-hole pattern which is good for analog and digital use. It is a double-sided board with plated holes, which allows components to be 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. 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. Lead free and RoHS compatible.
  • 31 x 39 holes, 0.037" holes are drilled on 0.1" (2.54mm) centers. Four 0.125” mounting holes.
  • Size2 = 100 x 80mm (3.94 x 3.15in), 1/16" thick (1.6mm)
$5.95