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Tuner Bushing Press


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Don't use a hammer! Use this press for damage-free bushing installation and removal.

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Tuner Bushing Press
 
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0460 Tuner Bushing Press Yes
$54.95


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A fine instrument deserves care—our Tuner Bushing Press is the right tool for installing press-fit tuner bushings. Its steady controlled pressure helps protect the peghead finish, for a clean, professional looking job. It removes the bushings too, even stubborn bushings in counterbored pegholes.

Improved!
• See-through protective sleeve for bushing removal (no working blindly)
• Clear protective peghead caul works with multiple bushing sizes

This convenient handheld tool was developed by Todd Sams here in our shop, and works with most major brands of guitar and mandolin tuning machines.

Best of all, it removes the bushings too! Even stubborn bushings in counterbored pegholes can be removed easily and without damage, thanks to an adjustable expanding pin that grips the bushing from the inside.


Minimize the finish damage usually caused when extracting a bushing: Choose the hole in the 3-hole clear bushing caul that matches the bushing (each hole is different, so you can get a close fit). Lay it between the clear sleeve of the Bushing Press and the peghead. The caul will hold down the finish while the bushing is being pressed out.

Included with the Tuner Bushing Press:
  • Brass pin for bushing installation
  • Expanding brass pin for bushing removal
  • 3-hole clear bushing caul
  • Allen wrench
  • Instructions (see instructions online)



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Tuner Bushing Press
Tuner Bushing Press
 
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5 4-09-2011
only a word

Only a word:perfect

Beppe  Spain Read my reviews (2)
3 3-30-2011
Nice but heads swivel around too much.

Great tool and great idea but it's still half baked. The heads on this device swivel around too much requiring that they be held by hand in order to keep them from moving out of place when squeezing. In the future, tighten up the rivets that hold the heads onto the claps.

TommyGuitars  Osaka, Japan Read my reviews (25)
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5 12-31-2010
Great tool.

I almost didn't buy this tool as I figured I could use the principle and make something equivalent (sometimes being both cheap and industrious can be dangerous). However, in the end I decided not to compound the screw-up that put me in the position of needing the tool in the first place (tip - the gold coloring on tuner bushings will buff off)so I ordered both it and new tuner bushings. Now I'm very glad I did. The old bushings came out perfectly with no damage to the Brazilian faceplate. I suppose no operation like this can ever be totally risk free however, I can't think of a way of making this any safer. The tool fits close around the bushing being removed so the faceplate is supported as much as possible which should minimize chip-out, if there is any. As I said, I had none.

Pat Hawley  Ottawa, Canada
5 11-10-2010
Tuner Bushing Press

This little beauty takes all of the sweat out of removing/replacing bushings in vintage instruments or freshly finished headstocks.

Puba Musical Instruments  Le Claire, Iowa Read my reviews (2)
1 9-29-2010
Busted Faceplate

Be VERY careful with this tool. I used it to remove bushings from a Collings dread and it popped out the bushing along with a very large chunk of Brazilian faceplate. Now I have an expensive repair on my hands.

NotYet  USA
5 8-11-2010
perfect. very slick

very slick tool. something that was always a pain in the past - very easy with this set-up. the bushings go in and also out straight and clean.

yarrow  kansas city, ks Read my reviews (4)
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