Tools

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
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Paper Label Tag - Pre-strung, Manilla, 2.75” x 1.375”
Package of 10
High quality manila paper tags. These tags are pre-strung with a soft string gentle enough to use on the most delicate equipment. The paper is heavy duty 13 point stock and the ¼” eyelet is reinforced to resist tearing. These are great tags for pricing, labeling, and cataloging equipment.
$1.95
Tool - ECG, HG-300D Mini Heat Gun
Multi-function mini heat gun with two speed/temperature settings. This small handheld heat gun is fast and easy to use with its lightweight build and comfortable grip. The nozzle is equipped with a safety shield and the built-in stand makes safely resting it on a table top simple when in use. Ideal for:
  • Heat Shrink Tubing
  • Embossing
  • Drying Paint
  • Drying Glue
  • Drying Ink

Features:
  • 350 Watt
  • cULus approved compliance for both US & Canadian markets
  • Ideal for heat shrink tubing
  • 2 speed/temperature settings featuring quiet operation
  • 482°F (Low) / 662°F (High)
  • Fast and easy to use
  • Comfortable and lightweight
  • Safety shield on nozzle
  • Built-in bracket for self-support and table top use
  • Double insulated power cord
$35.95
Solder - Kester, 60 / 40, 44 Flux, 1 lb spool
60/40 Rosin Core, 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.
Starting at $49.95
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.
$4.25
StripBoard - Single Sided, 3.04” x 1.55”, 0.1” Spacing
Colors Available:
Stripboard featuring standard 0.1” (2.54mm) spacing. The board has a 30x15 grid (15 strips) and easily fits into 1590BB style enclosures and larger vintage-style fuzz enclosures. 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
  • 1oz/ft2 copper weight
  • HASL coated strips
  • 30 x 15 holes (15 strips)
  • 3.04” x 1.55”
$2.50
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
Soldering Iron Tip - Weller, solid core, screwdriver type, ST Series, 3-Pack
Package of 3
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 $16.75
Wrench - Steel, Multi-Spanner, for guitar components
A small, easily-portable tool designed for quick adjustments of various instrument parts (including nuts and thumb wheels), from potentiometers and pickup switches to tuning machines. One end is designed for loosening, the other is designed for tightening. The device has been chamfered and polished to avoid damage to your instrument when used.
$9.00
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 $6.45
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.
$4.69
Tech Kit - GrooveTech, for Guitar Player
Guitar players may know a little about truss rods and action, but few actually attempt adjustment. That's a shame, because a good setup will improve your performance. The GrooveTech provides everything you need to work on your guitar, plus an Easy Setup Guide that takes the mystery out of the process. Eleven hex keys are color-coded gold for metric and black for inch sizes, and long pattern for easy access. All truss rod sizes are ball end. Also included is a thickness gauge, ruler, capo, cutters, string winder, and 6-in-1 screwdriver.
$59.95
Fret Rocker - for Identifying Uneven Frets
Fret rocker luthier tool. Four precision ground flat edges having lengths: 4.0”, 3.0”, 2.0” and 1.3”. Perfect for finding the source of fret buzz. Place the flat edge over three frets at a time and try to rock the tool. If the tool rocks, you’ve located the uneven fret.
$8.75
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
Wire Stripper / Cutter - 8", 10-24 AWG
Heavy duty wire strippers with additional cutting and crimping features. Capable of stripping 12 through 24AWG stranded wires and 10 through 22AWG solid wires, these strippers can handle most wires used in electronics.
$15.95
Seizer forceps - Xcelite, 5.5" straight nose, serrated jaws
Seizer forceps. Product Features:
  • Versatile tool with unusual holding qualities
  • Clamps firmly to hold wires for soldering
  • Acts as a heat sink and retrieves small parts from hard-to-reach places
  • Precision-machined from perfectly tempered stainless steel
  • Box-joint construction
  • 3-position snap lock
  • Serrated jaws
$17.33
Fret Slot Cleaning Saws - 45 degree, pencil grip
Fret slot cleaning saw with 45 degree angle and pencil grip.
$22.50
String Action Gauge - Dunlop, System 65
The Dunlop System 65 String Action Gauge is a precision measurement tool for setups and adjustments. The gauge includes both metric and imperial measurements on opposite sides.
$10.95
Digital Capacitance Meter - YF-150, 9 ranges
Nine ranges give precision readings from 0.1 pF to 20,000 µF. Can be used to check virtually all capacitors for tolerance value, selecting matched sets, etc.
  • 0.1 pf to 20,000 μF, 9 ranges
  • Over range indicator
  • 0.5% basic accuracy
  • Tilt stand
  • 3-1/2 digit LCD, 1" h x 2-¼" w
  • 1.5" x 2.8" x 6"
  • Zero adjustment
  • Input protected
  • Low battery indicator
  • Includes case, leads, battery, spare fuse and instructions
$49.95
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
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
Adhesive - Bob Smith Industries, Insta-Set Foam, Pump Spray
Bob Smith Industries INSTA-SET™ CA (super glue) Accelerator. INSTA-SET™ is a catalyst which acts as an accelerator that allows CAs to quickly cure in thick layers by enhancing the alkaline conditions during polymerization. INSTA-SET™ in a spray bottle is normally used to cure the CA that flows from joints when parts are pressed together. Applying an additional bead of thick CA along a seam and then curing it with INSTA-SET™ significantly enhances a joint’s strength. For difficult to bond materials, INSTA-SET™ can be applied to one surface and CA to the opposite surface. When brought together, they will bond instantly. INSTA-SET™ is formulated with a strawberry scent and activates CA in 6 to 8 seconds without any degrading of the CAs strength, which can occur with many other accelerators. It is compatible with all surfaces, even clear plastic and white foam.
  • Convenient pump spray (2oz.
Starting at $6.45
Multi-Tool - GrooveTech, for Guitar and Bass
Introducing the second generation of the GrooveTech Guitar/Bass Multi-Tool Introduced in 2008, the original GrooveTech Multi-Tool was an instant hit with guitar and bass players alike. Never before had a multi-tool provided such functionality or made use of pro-grade components. In spite of market acceptance, GrooveTech designers envisioned improvements and spent over two years developing a second generation tool that boasts significant advances. Like the original tool, both inch and metric hex wrenches are provided with ball-ends for truss rod sizes. Tool components use professional S2 steel with an attractive polished-chrome finish. Second-generation improvements include a 5/16" socket for Gibson and similar truss rod nuts, addition of 5mm and 1/16" hex wrenches, and a precision ruler with inch and metric scales.
$17.65
Fret Saw Guide - for Ensuring Straight Cuts
Three neodymium magnets on each end to ensure a straight cut at a right angle. The saw guide can adjust 0mm to 4.7mm slot depth by sliding the frame. The slide frame side has scale marks representing 1mm of depth. For use with S-T254.
$81.95