# Tools

Brush - Flat Chip, 2”, 1500
2 inch flat chip brush great for applying tolex glue or any other purposes. This brush features a 4.75 inch wood handle.
$2.25 Soundhole Kit - Router Base and Jig This kit consists of the precision router base for Dremel tools along with the routing jig for soundhole & rosette. Kit includes: • S-T235 • S-T256 The precision router base is a stable and versatile way to support your Dremel tool. This base is the best way to hold a Dremel for freehand routing, inlaying, widening fret slots, and more. Made of brass, aluminum and machined steel, it features precision cutting depth adjustment with large thumbwheels to eliminate guesswork. • Excellent control • Easy installation • Accurate freehand routing Operation information for the precision router base: To install - simply unscrew the threaded collar on the nose of the Dremel and screw the Dremel directly into the Precision Router Base. Each turn of the large knurled thumbwheels adjusts your Dremel's cutting depth by .035"" (.889mm).$99.65
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.
$5.50 StripBoard - Single Sided, 6.30” x 3.94” ST3U 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. It 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.$9.95
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.
4.95 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)6.85
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 Tape - Copper Foil, for Shielding, 98ft Length Roll Conductive copper foil tape for shielding guitar cavities, amplifier cabinets, or elsewhere. This tape features a strong adhesive backing and soldering directly to the surface is easy and results in a strong bond. Sold in 98ft rolls. Starting at$54.95
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 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.$8.59
Tool - IC Extractor / Puller
Hand-held IC extractor for use on a variety of chip sizes. The metal ends hook beneath the chip. When a pinching force is applied to the bends of the plastic, the metal ends clamp onto the chip and pull upward uniformly to avoid bending pins. This tool can be used on widths of 7mm and up.
$3.95 Tool - Solder Spool Stand All-metal solder spool stand with a large metal roller for a smooth reel out. This stand features a handle as well as an eyelet that holds the solder line in a static position for ease of use. Extremely useful for making your soldering jobs quick and easy!$7.95
Tool - Cruz Tools, Stagehand Compact Tech Kit
Our GrooveTech series kits are the ultimate for guitar and bass players, but weren't designed to be very portable. Our new Stagehand kit addresses this, with no loss in capability and at a modest price to boot! Central to the concept is a 19-piece magnetic bit set and screwdriver-style bit holder, with both inch and metric hex wrenches, screwdrivers, and sockets to handle virtually any make and model of guitar or bass. A capo and 15-blade thickness gauge with integrated ruler permit neck measurement, which is essential to proper truss rod adjustment.
$34.95 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.$4.95
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 ProtoBoard - Fits 1590BB, 1 sided, 2-hole strips Prototyping circuit board (PCB) designed to fit the Hammond 1590BB 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 1590BB enclosure. For fastening your project to a surface see our adhesive standoffs (S-H190-X). 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. • 0.042" holes are drilled on 0.1" (2.54mm) centers. 4 mounting holes. • PCB Size 3.20 x 4.25 in (81.3 x 108.0 mm)$5.50
T-Handle Drum Key - CruzTOOLS GrooveTech
The GrooveTech puts a new 'spin' on drum keys with a unique sliding 'T' handle that allows quick and easy changing of drum heads without power tools. The handle can be slid from one end to the other for extra leverage - especially useful for high-tension drum corps tuning. Fit and finish is top-drawer, using heat-treated chrome vanadium alloy with a polished chrome finish. The detachable ¼"' drive drum key socket is made to precise tolerances.
$15.95 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$11.65
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 Pliers - Xcelite, serrated jaw, 5.5", Long Reach 5 1/2" Overall Length, 1 1/2" Jaw Length Product Features: • Thin profile, long reach pliers • For access into tight spaces • Lightweight for maximum comfort • For use in precision electronic assembly applications • Features serrated jaws • Features red grips$19.75
File Set - for Nut And Saddle Shaping
Package of 3
Set of files for control over shaping nuts and saddles.
• Half-round shape
• Flat shape
• Triangle shape
$57.00 Bulb - Solder Sucker, for removing solder Handheld suction type solder remover.$3.95
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 Radius Gauges - Notched, stainless steel Package of 4 Solid, high quality stainless steel radius gauges, notched version. Use during fingerboard/fret shaping to accurately measure your progress and eliminate mistakes. Can also be used when shaping a nut/saddle or when setting string radius at the bridge. Great for working on compound radius necks. This is an essential tool for a luthier/tech’s bench. Narrow gauges are used for measuring at the nut to the 7th fret, while the wide gauges are used for measuring at the 7th and higher numbered frets. • Gauge 1+2 has 7.25", 9.5", 10", and 12" radiuses • Gauge 3+4 has 14", 15", 16", and 20" radiuses • Notched version great for taking measurements with strings on • Set of 4$29.95