# Tools

Heat Sink - dissipate heat during soldering
Temporary Heat Sink. Absorb & dissipate heat during soldering/desoldering sensitive parts. Made in Taiwan.
$2.45 Solder wick - GC Braid, multiple sizes 5 foot long desoldering braid. Great for removing solder from printed circuit boards or other electronic equipment. Starting at$3.95
Tolex Glue - Brush-on adhesive for applying tolex
Brush-on adhesive ideal for applying tolex. Cleans up with soap and water. No nasty solvents required. Does not stretch or shrink the vinyl. Comes in quarts or gallons. Specifications: Tolex Glue is a non-flammable, Neoprene based, water borne adhesive formulated to bond tolex and vinyl to wood and wood based substrates. Min. use temp: 45°F Freezes at 32°F and lower Shelf Life: 6 Months Directions: Surfaces to be bonded must be clean. Apply a very thin coat to both surfaces. Very porous surfaces may require more than one coat. Second coat should not be applied until first has dried. Allow to 'flash off' for 20-30 minutes. Cloudy areas indicate incomplete drying. This time can be shortened with forced air and/or heat. Position pieces carefully prior to bringing surfaces together as bond is made instantly.
Starting at $32.95 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
StripBoard - Single Sided, 3.04” x 1.55”, Vintage Spacing
Colors Available:
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 a 20x10 grid (10 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
• 20 x 10 holes (10 strips)
• 3.04” x 1.55”
$2.95 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 - 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 Solder - Kester, 60 / 40, 44 Flux, 66 Core, .031 Dia, .5 oz Kester 44 60/40 rosin core type. .031" diameter, 0.5 oz$6.95
The Nibbler - cutter for square holes
Instructions
• Simply drill 3/8" hole insert cutting head and compress handles.
• Gives you the ability to make square holes for fuse holders, special connectors displays etc.
1. Material to be nibbled is placed in the gap between the punch and blade channel.
2. By squeezing the handles together, the punch will move down into the channel, cutting out a slug of metal.
3. A scribe line can be followed by looking down on work in this position.
$6.95 Fret Puller - Narrow Jaws, for removing frets A specialized tool for cleanly pulling out frets. The narrow jaws are designed specifically to allow for a clean grip on frets. The special flush ground 1/2" jaws can easily bite the frets without damaging the fretboard.$7.95
Nut Files - Double Edge, for guitars, 3 sizes
Package of 3
Double edge nut files featuring popular guitar gauges specially designed for slotting nuts. Each set of files is specifically designed for guitars of a particular type. This set of three files will cover the work of six and cuts a smooth round bottom slot. Always try and use a file gauge that’s not more than a couple thousandths larger than the gauge of string you are using. Smaller files can be used to create wider slots by using a side-to-side movement while cutting.
• 4” cutting edge
• Set of 3 files
• Made In Japan
Starting at $59.95 Partially Out of Stock Jumper Test Lead Set - Clip 35mm, Total Length 24", 22AWG Package of 10 Set of 10 Jumper Test Leads " Alligator Clips 35mm each. Total Length 24", 22AWG wire. Black, Red, White, Yellow, Green$4.89
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 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
Fingerboard Guards - 2 Sizes, for protecting frets
Package of 2
Designed to protect the fingerboard when doing work on your frets. These shields are indispensable when doing any sort of fret work. Being only .010” thick they can bend to accommodate and fingerboard radius. Made of 304 spring stainless steel.
Comes with 2 sizes: 3-1/8" x 7/8" x .010" - 1/4 inch protection on either side of the fret, 3-1/8"" x 0.59" x .010"" - 3/8 inch protection on either side of the fret
$4.25 Adhesive - Bob Smith Industries, Insta-Cure Super Thin Bob Smith Industries™ Insta-Cure™ Super Thin Cyanoacrylate. A must have for luthiers! Insta-Cure™ has a water-thin viscosity that wicks deep into joints by capillary action and cures in a matter of a few seconds (1-3 sec.). Surfaces to be bonded must be tight fitting (no visible gaps) and should be held together or clamped while you apply the CA around the edges of the seam. For glue applications with small gaps or looser fitting joints the higher viscosity Insta-Cure+™ is recommended. • Water-thin consistency • 1-3 second cure time • For tight fitting applications • Available in 1oz. and 2oz. sizes WARNING: These products are eye and respiratory irritants. Product can bond skin instantly. Keep away from children! Starting at$6.45
Burnishing Tool - GC Electronics, ¼" wide, steel
Stainless steel strip, microscored to an ultrafine file surface. Remove oxide and corrosion on contacts made of platinum, paladium, moybdenum, gold, tungsten, and silver.
Commonly used to remove oxidation from electronic contact surfaces such as switches or connectors, restoring the connection and revitalizing the surface.
$6.95 PadBoard - Single Sided, 3.04” x 1.55”, Vintage Spacing Colors Available: Padboard 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 a 20x10 grid of pads and easily fits into 1590BB style enclosures and larger vintage-style fuzz enclosures. Each square pad 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 square shaped pads • 20 x 10 holes • 3.04” x 1.55”$2.95
Staking Tool Set - Anvil and Punch, for Eyelets and Turrets
Staking tool set that includes both the anvil and swage/punch. The set works with standard turret and eyelet sizes commonly used in amplifiers. The anvil also can be used with Y style turrets.
$12.50 Nut File - Edge-Cut, for slotting guitar nuts Edge cut nut files in popular gauges specially designed for slotting nuts. These files cut a smooth, round bottom slot. Also great for slotting tune-o-matic bridge saddles! Always try and use a file gauge that’s not more than a couple thousandths larger than the gauge of string you are using. Smaller files can be used to create wider slots by using a side-to-side movement while cutting. • 4.5” cutting edge • Double sided (both sides are the same gauge) • 10 gauges available • Sold individually* • Made In Japan *See S-T213-SET for a set of all 10 sizes. Starting at$11.50
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 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.$228.95
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 6.45 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) 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)3.15