Bridge Heater and Fingerboard Iron

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Bridge Heater and Fingerboard Iron

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Bridge Heater and Fingerboard Iron

About This Item

Softens glue to aid removal! Applies heat to a guitar fingerboard extension or bridge to soften the glue joint.

This 2-7/8" x 2" x 1" aluminum hand iron is designed to be heated on your hot plate to 250 degrees F. (See our Surface Thermometer.) The iron's underside is radiused and relieved for over-the-body frets on Martin and Gibson guitars having 14 frets to the body. The frets need not be removed.

The wooden handle is positioned over the fretboard, giving you room to work with a removal knife to help break the glue bond. The edges of the iron are radiused for efficiently transferring heat to an acoustic guitar bridge.

This product is made exclusively for Stewart-MacDonald by

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Waited too long!

(Customer's Reviews)

Every time I've removed a bridge or fingerboard, I would wistfully think... "gee, what about one of those StewMac heating irons?" I finally got one and now the only question is why I waited so darned long! This is a an excellent value and a tool to be used over & over again. A real home run!


Useful, easy and fun.

(Customer's Reviews)

I started using this tool because I had to replace an old bridge of the guitar to a friend of mine. Following the advice that its precise Stewart-McDonald gave me, I made this delicate operation with such unexpected success and ease, I'm starting to look around for other guitars on which to operate, being so much fun!
Joking aside, I highly recommend this tool, together with the thermometer and the spatula, the key to success.


It does the job.

(Customer's Reviews)

As a beginner at guitar repair I was nervous about removing the bridge on the guitar. I purchased the Bridge Heater and Fingerboard Iron along with the surface thermometer and was very careful to maintain the proper temperature. Very slowly, carefully, and methodically I was able to remove the bridge and all went well. It does the job but you must be very patient.

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