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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

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!

5.0

The Genius of Frank Ford Strikes Again!

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I mean...how many brilliant ideas can one luthier come up without really being a Time Lord? Used Jack T Gripper out of the gate, even picked up a loose jack -- nothing but Switchcraft, with an internal tooth lock washer, for me -- loosening and tightening the nut over and over. ??

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5.0

Jack the Gripper

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Verified Buyer


perfect for taking off and on input jack on gresch

5.0

2nd best time saving tool I own

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I love this thing. Well worth the price. I use mine at home enough that I'm trying to talk my boss at the shop where I work to get one for the techs there as well. I'd go far enough as to say this tool saves me more time than any other tool except my cordless drill. It's a very well thought through and executed product

5.0

Jack The Gripper Tool...

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I had only purchased this tool a couple weeks ago at this point (it is now 1/5/17) and it works great. I fixed a couple of my guitars with it. A must have for your toolbox.

5.0

Great time saver!

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Verified Buyer


Nothing more annoying than a loose nut on my guitar output jack but this handy tool tightens it up without turning the jack itself AND I can really crank down on that nut. A little pricey but I like Frank Ford, StewMac and high quality tools so I'm okay with it.

5.0

Great tool!

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I don't really understand HOW this tool works, but in 20 seconds I had secured the jacks on both archtops! Very effective!

5.0

Exactly what I needed.

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Verified Buyer


This tool is simple to use and does its intended job perfectly. Well done.

5.0

Thanks Jack!

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Verified Buyer


The perfect name for this tool. No more static to interrupt my sound. Nice and tight and no more hassle.

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