Brace Repair Jack

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Brace Repair Jack

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Brace Repair Jack

Simple fingertip adjustment. A real time-saver for holding a cracked brace, bridge plate or crack repair cleat while the glue dries.

It has simple fingertip turnbuckle height adjustment, and glue-resistant cauls.

The 7/8"-diameter (22.23mm) feet are glue-resistant HDPE (high-density polyethylene), one flat and one grooved to fit over a brace. The jack extends from 3-5/16" to 5-1/4" (84.14mm to 133.35mm).

This product is made exclusively for Stewart-MacDonald by


Trade Secrets!

Video: Gluing a Martin D-35 back brace

This issue of Trade Secrets is a video: Dan Erlewine glues a Martin back brace, using Scissor Jacks along with tools you can make in your own shop. After this video, we developed the Brace Gluing Wedge to simplify this job and reduce the number of tools needed.

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5.0

Luck to have small arms

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Using this brace repair jack as I'm writing this review. Just bought the glue wedge too, both work really great. Very happy, many thanks!

2.0

Hard To Use

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Very hard to get the brace in place and turn it to expand while not moving it out of place. It needs a thumb wheel that you can turn while holding the entire jack in place. It works, but be prepared to spend some time getting it into position.

2.0

disappointing

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I'm sorry to say these don't work well for me. The older models were better, especially the ones with wooden ends with cork padding. Those were the best. Even the ones with the square black plastic ends were better than the current model. These new ones are too tall for many acoustics and the round shape of the ends makes it difficult to get the jack to stay in place while tightening. This is further complicated by the extremely slippery white plastic (nylon?) ends. Guys, please bring back the original design.

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