Brace Gluing Wedge

Brace Gluing Wedge

Brace Gluing Wedge

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Brace Gluing Wedge

About This Item

Makes a hard to reach job much easier! Gently opens the gap under a loose acoustic guitar brace and injects glue right where you need it.

Dan Erlewine's ingenious one-handed solution replaces multiple tools, making an awkward, hard-to-reach job much easier. It's the result of long experimentation: "I worked up a dozen almost-right inventions for this job before I finally hit on this solution," says Dan.

"Dan! I just bought your new innovation! Of course my team and I can no longer continue to do these types of repairs without the Brace Gluing Wedge. It would be just silly without it."
—John Brown, Brown's Guitar Factory

Crafted of rugged machined brass and shaped to fit your hand, the Brace Gluing Wedge uses a replaceable plastic pipette as a glue reservoir. Simply squeeze the bulb to inject glue through a groove on the bottom of the wedge.

The tool works for most brace sizes, and for loose bridge plates, too. Photo-illustrated instructions are included.

3 pipettes are included (simply trim to length) and replacements are available.

Glue not included. Not for use with super glues.

Instructions

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Brace Gluing Wedge Instructions

Shim open the glue joint under the brace and inject glue where you want it.

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5.0

Precise glue application

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Verified Buyer


This little thing allows me to place hide glue quickly, with precision I could never get with a brush.

Heating the brass body in the hot water of my glue pot before installing a bulb of fresh hide glue, allows for a longer open time before gelling.

I took time to refine the front edge of the wedge a little (thinner, but softer corners to ensure I never gouge a brace) and then a fine polish of the top of the wedge—easy to get under a brace, glue, and get out before the hide glue starts setting.

Always do a dry run first!

5.0

outstanding

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Verified Buyer


This was a gift to my boss at the Music Junction in Alachua, Fl. He was very happy with it.
StewMac is the best!!

1.0

Defiantly not worth the money.

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Verified Buyer


Bought one a while back and used it several times but never worked the way it should. The whole idea needs work.

Response from StewMac


We're sorry to hear our Brace Gluing Wedge didn't meet your expectations. If you would like to speak with our Customer Support Team about a refund for this product, feel free to give us a call at 1-800-848-2273. We look forward to helping you with this.

5.0

Right tool for the job.

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Verified Buyer


Since I purchased this cool little device, I've used it on 4 different projects and it's much better than advertised- easy to use with a very minimal cleanup afterward. Probably will purchase another- it's THAT good.

5.0

Mr. Dan, I'm glad you invented this!

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Verified Buyer


I'm a newbie at guitar repairs. And when I found this brace gluing wedge, it was a no brainer. I followed the directions, and voila! A repaired brace. Thanks to Mr. Dan and the fine folks at Stewmac.

2.0

It works, but could be better...

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Verified Buyer


This wedge really is only ideal for hot hide glue. I used it with warmed up titebond and no matter what I did the glue still shoots out of the sides of the tape. Tried to repair 3 loose braces with it and each time it failed and I ended up having to use the old glue on the feeler gauge method. It's a good idea but the design could be much improved if less of the top was exposed, and if the very tip was a little thinner like a feeler gauge to get into tighter spots.

5.0

Yep, good tool

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As good as everyone says. I used Titebond, worked good. The cut off portion of the pipette tube makes a good plug if you need to keep to store the glue between sessions, just remove from the wedge, insert pipette tube, fold it over to seal and secure with a small spring clamp.

5.0

Great tool!  Well designed.

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Verified Buyer


I ordered one of these not too soon after they came out. What a great tool for repairing braces that are loose. Great design, easy to use, and perfect for the jobs I have used it on so far. This one is a must, and I have tons of tools I've modified for these repairs. This replaces just about all of 'em. Thanks, StewMac.

5.0

Great tool!!!

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NO MORE FEELER GUAGES slathered with glue! Finally a way to glue those hard to reach braces without making a mess. It is best to thicken up your glue a bit. It will be much more controllable, and won't run as much. LESS MESS!!! But if the glue is too thick it won't creep into the tight places it needs to.
The key to a clean job is how you tape the spout. Make sure to do a dry run before using any glue. GREAT TOOL!!!

5.0

Dan you are a genius!!!!!!

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Verified Buyer


I bought this brace gluing wedge, not even needing it. I just knew it was a good idea. Then.......on a dark, col night, the phone rings....Lennie help!!!! I used it. I am now my buddy's hero, thanks to you Dan!!!! Thanks so much.Lennie Joseph

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