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Jack Installation Tool

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Jack Installation Tool

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No fumbling, no fishing!
Quickly install a 1/4" jack in a hollowbody guitar when you can't reach inside.

Resoldering a 1/4" jack in a hollowbody guitar is a common job. The problem is reinstalling the jack when you can't reach inside. Guitar techs devise lots of methods, but we like this simple no-fuss solution: feed the Jack Installation Tool through the guitar, plug it into the jack, and pull the jack snugly into place. No fumbling, no strings, no misalignment.

The slim brass tool is bendable and 18" long (457.2mm), to work in practically any f-hole or round-hole guitar. A capture ring prevents the plug from pushing too far into the jack.

Quickly installs 1/4" endpin jacks, too.

Thanks to Julyan Wallis (The Guitar Doctor in the UK) for this idea!

TIP: Before retightening the jack nut, protect your solder connections with Frank Ford's ingenious Jack The Gripper tool.


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5.0

Must Have gear

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Verified Buyer


I was doing this with a piece of dowel and some blue painters tape. This is much easier to use. This looks cooler and makes people think you require special tools to work on a guitar.

For 13 bucks how can you go wrong?

5.0

No More Fumbles

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Verified Buyer


I purchased the Jack Installation Tool a few months ago. I used it for the first time just a few weeks ago on my Yamaha SA2200. I wanted to add an interior lock washer on the output jack (a similar setup like an ES-335 or ES-345). Tricky feat that turned out to be for me. I did not put the output jack's external washer and lock nut onto the Jack Installation Tool first (Step #1). Yes, I learned something the hard way; but, it has made me a little bit smarter. When used correctly, the Jack Installation Tool is a real time saver and helper. No more fumbles. Thank you, Stew-Mac !!!

5.0

Simple Gizmo!

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Verified Buyer


Used this to tighten the jack pins of the pickups on 20 guitars for our school's class. Allowed me to secure the inside nut on the pickup and easily pull it back into place. Pair this with Jack the Gripper for an unbeatable combination. Excellent!

5.0

Jack install archtop

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Verified Buyer


Great product. Could be touch more flexible - but it does the job well!

5.0

Glad I had it

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Verified Buyer


Bought this tool awhile back. Never used it. Until yesterday when I was installing a pickup in my dreadnought. Could not have done it without it. Made it so easy.

5.0

Huge Timesaver

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Verified Buyer


Turns frustrating and time consuming jack installs into a quick 5 minute job. Must have!

5.0

Makes Hard To Reach Jobs Easy

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Verified Buyer


I was putting in an end pin jack on an acoustic and between this tool and the Jack The Gripper tool, it not only made the job very easy, it also made it very quick! The tool is also priced nicely. I could have made a tool like this but it would have cost me more for my time and the materials. A nice tool to have when working on hollow bodies or acoustics.

5.0

Excellent tool

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Verified Buyer


On some output jacks, you may want to insert the tool in and out a few time prior to putting it in the soundhole, as this tool can be tight. This will make insertion within the soundhole a little smoother. This tool works great. You'll notice in the pic that you can place the washer and nut onto this tool,and once you put the output jack in place ,these are there and ready to screw.

5.0

Cool Tool !

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Verified Buyer


When you need it, you NEED it!!!
This is a worthwhile tool to have for any sized instrument.
Id recommend squeezing the loop end with pliers so the pickup jack nut and washer can fit over it, otherwise the jack end might slip into the instrument when you remove this product to thread on the nut on. Squeezing the loop end smaller stops this. Its a small thing though.
Thanks Stewmac!

5.0

Get it!

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Verified Buyer


I considered making my own version of this tool, but when a hollowbody restoration came into the shop recently I added this to my parts order and I am glad I did. It worked perfectly and made quick work out of a time wasting process. For the money it costs, I'd much rather work on guitars than make tools, especially when the tool is perfectly designed such as this one.

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StewMac PDF Catalog, page 29 See Jack Installation Tool
on page 29 of our StewMac Digital Catalog