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Thread Detective for Guitars

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Thread Detective for Guitars

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Thread Detective for Guitars

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Customized for guitar parts!
Use the Thread Detective® for a positive I.D. on both male and female threads. No mismatched threads. No ruined parts.

We asked Thread Detective to make this special StewMac version of their famous thread identifier, to cover both US and imported guitar parts. This was a tougher job than anybody expected, because we identified so many unique specs used on guitars. Finally they're all in one place in this tool!

Identify machine screws, bushings, saddles and more with no guesswork—and without driving to the hardware store. And a lot of these small threads aren't on the hardware store's thread checker.

"Guitars and parts are made all over the world, and you never know what'll walk into your shop. This quick way to check threads makes the work a whole lot easier."
—Matt Brooker, guitar repairman and StewMac tech advisor

13 SAE thread counts:
5/16-24
5/16-18
1/4-28
1/4-20
10-32
10-24
8-32
6-32
5-40
4-48
4-40
3-48
2-56

11 metric thread counts:
M8 x 1.25
M8 x 1.0
M7 x 1.0
M7 x 0.5
M6 x 1.0
M5 x 0.8
M4 x 0.7
M4 x 0.4
M3.5 x 0.6
M3 x 0.5
M2.5 x 0.45

Chrome-plated steel.


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4.0

THREAD DETECTION

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Verified Buyer


Like with a lot of specialty tools, some may only come in handy once in 10 years, but that one time makes it totally worth it.

I had to remove 147mm of one star (assuming each metric star is the standard 688mm) because you should be able to detach each thread from the cable they're strung to without destroying the cable. Afterall, do you think I'm really going to spend $60. + s/h on this, then lose the pieces? How about including a nice case?

4.0

Time Saver

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Verified Buyer


Easy to use, once unstrung from the cable. The assortment of sizes is pretty good, but there have been a few basic screw sizes that I was surprised weren't on there. Quality of parts is top notch, like most Stew Mac tools.

5.0

Extremely handy

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Verified Buyer


As usual for StewMac higher price equals higher quality
Almost every time I have tried to save money on tools in the past I have been disappointed and ended up back with the pros.
My advise to anyone especially those just starting out is to Join StewMax and go first class to begin with. You'll save time and money as well as putting out better work

5.0

Thread detective

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Verified Buyer


This takes the guess work out of figuring out what thread you need on that one screw you've dropped and cannot find. Great time saver when you are doing a custom setup with unknown hardware.

5.0

Thread Detective

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Verified Buyer


This is the handiest set up I have in my tool box. No more guessing on screw and nuts.

5.0

Awesome Product!

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Verified Buyer


I have needed one of these sets for years! Not just for guitar work, but for a plethora of hobby projects. The male/female sides are great for knowing just which screw/bolt goes in which threaded nut or any threaded opening. No more guessing, multiple trips to the hobby store or mis-threaded projects,

Thanks!!!

5.0

Very Useful When You Least expect It!

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Verified Buyer


At first I thought "when am I ever going to use it and how many times" "is it really worth it".
But I had to replace saddle screws on a strat with shorter ones.
The thread detective was extremely useful in identifying which screws I needed.
Definitely worth having in the shop. It can save you A LOT of time!

5.0

Super handy

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Verified Buyer


Already proved super-handy identifying a peculiar truss rod nut. Probably won't use them daily but likely to be invaluable when needed.

5.0

Thread Detective as per Roger

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Verified Buyer


The product is very well made.When I received it ,I made a box for it . Even if there are separators between them, the external threads could be damaged.As far as I am concerned the product should come in a protective box. I spent 40 years of my life working in the aircraft industry so I guess it becimes a habit of taking care of gages.



StewMac PDF Catalog, page 67 See Thread Detective for Guitars
on page 67 of our StewMac Digital Catalog