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Hot tip: A new way to use your guitar repair vise

Issue 193 June 20, 2013

Trade Secrets Video
Compact, low-profile guitar repair setup: Dan Erlewine removes the mounting base and bolts his Stewmac Guitar Repair vise to the end of his bench, for a new low-angle working style.
Also: a quick tour of Dan's customized workbench.
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  • checkmarkNew low-profile benchmount idea
  • checkmarkCustomized workbench with built-in vacuum
  • checkmarkMore customization: electric outlets and inspection light
  • checkmarkAdjustable workbench height and rotation
Problem-solving products for this kind of work:
Protective Felt
Protective padding for clamping cauls and work surfaces.
Erlewine ShopStand
More versatile than a workbench!
OptiVISOR Headband Magnifier
See better, work easier with 2x lens and lights! This flip-up magnifier leaves both your hands free for close-up work.
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Brad Point Drill Bits
Drill clean, precise holes. No chip-out, no burn marks.
Ball-End Hex Keys
These industrial-grade steel wrenches work in tight spots when ordinary allen keys won't.
StewMac Super Glue
First choice in guitar repair shops! Incredible bonding strength for quick jig-making, fretting, inlaying, finish touch-ups, and more.
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