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Neck Joint Steamer

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Neck Joint Steamer Needle, hose and clamp

Needle, hose and clamp

Item # 4059
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$46.12

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Neck Joint Steamer Needle and hose adapter

Needle and hose adapter

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Neck Joint Steamer

About This Item

Injecting steam into a dovetail neck joint, through a small hole drilled in a fret slot, helps loosen the glue for neck removal.

Our hose assembly has an extra-long 3-1/2" x 5/64" injector needle, insulating rubber handle, 1/4" hose rated for heat and pressure, and hose clamp for attachment to a pressure cooker or other steam source (such as a espresso/cappuccino maker).

Use with our Neck Removal Jig for faster, cleaner dovetail neck joint disassembly.

This product is made exclusively for Stewart-MacDonald by


Trade Secrets!

Trade Secrets!

The damage caused by storing a guitar in a hot car or attic

Erick Coleman fixes a slipped neck joint on a beautiful Gibson ES-125, showing what can happen to glue joints that get too hot.

Instructions

Product Instructions

Guitar Neck Removal

The Neck Removal Jig applies gradual, controlled pressure for safely steaming the neck out of a dovetail joint.

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4.0

Works well, but watch out for steam!!!

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This tool was just what I needed to soften the glue on a dovetail neck joint. It works very well. It is made of a good grade of hose with a thick handle to insulate the user's hand from the heat. But, beware: A good source of steam (I use a simple cappuccino machine)heats the hose AND the handle to a high temperature. Even with the handle, I would suggest using a good, heavy glove to protect your hand. Be careful, too, of letting the hose touch anything that might be melted by the heat.

Finally, the included plastic clip used to attach the hose to the source of heat proved to be inadequate for the steam pressure from my cappuccino machine. The hose blew off the cappuccino machine tube, spraying steam all over the workbench. I finally installed TWO stainless steel screw-clamps to hold the hose to the tube. All is now secure.

Steam is an excellent tool to soften glue, but be careful! Steam is a very hot, uncontrollable source of heat and can cause severe burns.

5.0

Slicker than snot on a doorknob

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Verified Buyer


I chose to try my first neck removal on a 1933 Gibson L-00 (yikes)! This thing worked like a charm. I attached it to a cappuccino machine ... perfect. Worth every penny.

5.0

stewmac

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Verified Buyer


the neck joint steamer works great. stewmac's service gets 5 stars as well.

5.0

Well made

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I bought the neck reset jig and this is needed so I decided to buy instead of making my own. After checking out the price of stainless tubing I felt it was cheaper to buy then make. Well made and an A+

5.0

4059 Needle, hose and clamp

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Verified Buyer


I pulled off my first neck from a 1935 Rickenbacker Electro with this great tool. I don't think I would have attempted this job if it wasn't for this tool. Made my life easier and my customer is very pleased with the result. Thanks StewMac!

5.0

Purfect tool for the job.

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Verified Buyer


As a properly pressure and heat rated hose, this has a fair amount of thermal mass, so it does take a while to stop spitting, you need to wait for it to get hot! But I'm much happier waiting a while longer, and using gloves to handle it, than risk getting serious burns due to failure of an inadequate hose.
This isn't just a tool, it's a piece of safety equipment!
Thanks for doing the work for me StewMac, I doubt I could have sourced the required parts myself very easily.

5.0

Steamer needle works great

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Verified Buyer


Within a minute or two the dovetail separated with just gentle pressure. The hose end fit perfectly on our pressure cooker.

5.0

Works just like it should

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Verified Buyer


Works just like it should,as all Stewart-MacDonald items do. Very helpful, and fast Customer Service.
Thank you. Steven

5.0

Neck Joint Steamer

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Verified Buyer


I've hooked mine to a wallpaper stripper. The long hose (about 10 feet) in coils acts as a condenser to knock out unwanted water. It's very powerful and very quick. No puller jig needed...just a little wiggling.

4.0

STEAMER NEEDLE

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I purchased the hose and needle combo, wish I had just got the needle since i had the same fuel line hose in my shop. I went with a pressure cooker for steam source, tried it on gas burner and also electric hot plate trying to regulate heat to reduce the excess water.I was working on a disposable guitar at the time, so the water was not a huge concern. I did go an buy a clothes steamer from target $25, same thing but not quite as bad, so I decided to use the hose that came with the steamer 3/4" OD and just use 15" of the fuel hose with the needle, this really reduced the amount of water spurts, not as flexable as the 3/8" hose but the 15" of 3/8" is enough to get around.


Overall I rate the item 4 stars as with most stew mac items a little pricey but i keep coming back. But I will say that i do learn a lot from you guys that i don't really pay for so maybe that makes us square on the deal. I keep wanting to purchase some DVD's but they have really low reviews on quality, maybe you guys could work on that.

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StewMac PDF Catalog, page 28 See Neck Joint Steamer
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