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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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EXCELENTE ART-CULO, facilita el trabajo.+++++

5.0

Very handy

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Especially if you have to tighten lots of nuts!

5.0

One That Works

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I have tried Many jack tools. Some have even damaged the jacks, this is the One That Works. Jack The Gripper uses a cam action to hold the jack from turning, and with no damage to the jack. It's a little pricey, but well worth it.

5.0

Awesome and useful

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Saves time and frustration for tighten jacks. Must' have tool!

5.0

Quick and handy

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I found the prior reviews to be accurate; it's well-made, useful, if a bit costly. Considering that it won't really wear out, and this perennial problem of guitarists is so common, I figure I'll be using this for YEARS to come! Is it worth it? Depends...how much is your aggravation worth to you?

5.0

Jack The Gripper

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Great tool. I've replaced many a jack because I couldn't get the nut tight. I should never have this problem again. Now I can tighten my jacks without having to remove them or break the wires. Thanks StewMac

4.0

Good but confusing at first

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It may be just me, but i had a time getting it to lock into place on a jack replacement I did for a customer, i hand tightened it but in a semi hollow body i like to make sure its locked in and no room for any movement, This tool worked and it worked great but it is not as easy as they show in the video and in the description it is a great buy but alittle tricky at first

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Great Tool

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Very useful tool for all output jacks - especially useful for endpin jacks on acoustic/electrics.

5.0

Perfect!

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Perfect tool for the job.

5.0

Spot on!

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Used this while upgrading an Epiphone LP, putting in a Switchcraft jack. Mounting it in the tight hole requires some rotation, just to ensure that the plug will enter nicely. The gripper did help in finding the right spot, and then in tightening the jack in place, all with the jack plate screwed on the body... Nice tool quality too!

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