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Jack The Gripper

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Ingenious! Holds the jack steady so you can tighten/loosen the nut without disassembling your instrument or amp.

A loose nut on a 1/4" jack is trouble. It's no fun to watch the jack disappear into your guitar or amp as the nut falls off, or to break a solder connection when you tighten the nut and the jack turns with it.

Designed by veteran repairman Frank Ford, Jack The Gripper is a smart tool that can save you a lot of time and work. Insert it into the jack, and the knurled cam locks in either direction, to hold the jack firmly while you tighten or loosen the nut.

Recessed jack? No problem—the tool also includes a clever adapter for use with your 3/8" square drive socket.

Instructions included.


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5.0

No more loose Tele sockets

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This tool is just fantastic. With it sockets can be really tightened, more than with just holding by hand. As a piece of kit it's kind of pricey but if you work for a living fixing guitars or amps, it will be a time saver and a life saver...

5.0

Great tool - Does what it says!

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When the jack on my new guitar loosened I was tempted to tighten it from the outside but realize it would wreak havoc with the connections. I ordered this tool hoping it would live up to then ad...it did! Easily holds then jack securely so that the nut can be tightened without spinning and breaking off wires. Saved ma the hassle of unscrewing the pick guard.

4.0

Wonderful tool - with reservations.

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I am very glad this was available. It solved two of my nagging problems in about 30 seconds. I would happily buy it again.

But does it have to cost so much?!

When I opened the box, it looks like something out of the $10 bin at ACE Hardware. $6 to make, plus profit.

It looks like a $10 tool. Priced at 40 bucks.

On the other side, though, it solves a $100 problem. And does so quickly. perfectly. reliably
Valued one way, it seems WAY over-priced.
Valued the other way, it is a bargain.

You decide for yourself.

5.0

Great tool.

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Verified Buyer


Well made, incredible time saver. I wish I had bought one of these years ago.

5.0

Awesome little tool.

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Verified Buyer


Works like a charm

5.0

Performed flawlessly with difficult acoustic jack

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Had a difficult acoustic jack install - tenor uke. Can't get hand in the body and the threading on the jack wasn't machined as well as it should have been. I had considered this tool for a while, but hesitated at a single use tool for a high price. I gave in and ordered so I could get the uke off my bench.

Frankly I wish I'd bought this years ago. It is made very well - good construction. In a few minutes my headache install was done. So glad I bought it. This will speed up any jack install or jack tightening for any guitars!

5.0

Works Great

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Verified Buyer


Allowed me to tighten the exterior nut of the jack pin. Simple tool, but the one you want when the jack pin works loose.

5.0

Super usefull !

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Verified Buyer


Can't live (repair guitars) without it !
If you never used it: you don't know what you're missing .

5.0

Great idea!

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Great tool, great idea! An eccentric piece that locks on the jack when rotated. I'll never fight with jacks on guitar and amps again.

5.0

Ingenious device!

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The day after my Jack the Gripper arrived, I put it to good use by repairing the input jack on a custom built bass. The nut had loosened, and the owner had tried to tighten it down again. In so doing, he rotated the jack & broke off one of the leads. After resoldering, I used my new tool to tighten everything down - simple and effective!

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