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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

A Great Time Saver

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I read many of the reviews before I purchased this tool. Like one of the reviews, sure enough I was playing around and inadvertantly loosened the jack on one of my guitars! Tightened it back up with no problems. It worked flawlessly on an end pin jack on an acoustic I was fixing. It also was the only way I could tighten up a cheap jack that was just spinning with all my other wrenches. The only draw back - it's not a cheap. However I cannot deny, it works great!

5.0

Love the name

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There is a bit of play in the cam before it engages. This is not an issue . Just turn opposite the way you tighten, and it works great.

2.0

CompliquT a prendre en main

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J'ai eu quelques souci avec le mien. Une fois, il est restT coincT dans l'entrTe d'un ampli ; l'autre fois, il ne voulait pas s'enclencher et quand il s'est enfin verrouillT ; impossible de l'enlever de la prise jack de la guitare ... Du coup, ce n'est pas un outils trFs fiable selon moi. Et quand on voit le prix, c'est dTcevant

5.0

Great tool

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Does exactly what it is supposed to. Just make sure to turn to opposite way than you are tightening.

5.0

Time Saver!!!

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Very first day i received my order wouldn't you know it... one of my guitars input jacks (while practicing) came loose...so i reached for Jack the Gripper fresh out of the box and in about 30-seconds or so i had it fixed and solid again.... Thanks Stew Mac for great quality and common sense tools... Mike (Luthier/Builder), Black Diamond Custom Guitar Shop USA

5.0

Simple & Effective

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This is the greatest tool to FINALLY tighten up ALL the loose jacks on my substantial guitar and amp collection as well as to help fellow musicians with theirs. No more opening up gear to hold the back end, and no more jacks getting pushed back into guitar cavities or amp enclosures. Wish I had this for the past 35 years!! Oh, and a little tip from a guy who rode Harleys for decades on which EVERYTHING vibrates loose: a drop of BLUE Loctite on those threads will keep those connections nice and tight and still let you remove the connectors/jacks later if you need to.

5.0

Jack

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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!

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