Tuner Bushing Press

Tuner Bushing Press

Tuner Bushing Press

Item # 0460
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Tuner Bushing Press

About This Item

Don't use a hammer!
Use this press for damage-free bushing installation and removal.

A fine instrument deserves care—our Tuner Bushing Press is the right tool for installing press-fit tuner bushings. Its steady controlled pressure helps protect the peghead finish, for a clean, professional looking job. It removes the bushings too, even stubborn bushings in counterbored pegholes.

    Improved!
  • See-through protective sleeve for bushing removal (no working blindly)
  • Clear protective peghead caul works with multiple bushing sizes

This convenient handheld tool was developed by Todd Sams here in our shop, and works with most major brands of guitar and mandolin tuning machines.

Best of all, it removes the bushings too!
Even stubborn bushings in counterbored pegholes can be removed easily and without damage, thanks to an adjustable expanding pin that grips the bushing from the inside.

Protects against serious peghead damage
As tight-fitting bushings come out of the peghead face, they often cause chips of dry wood and lacquer to pop up around the peghole. This is a well-known problem, and our Bushing Press protects against it in two ways:
1. Bushings are eased out gradually, without hammering.
2. We provide a clear protective caul that surrounds the bushing on the peghead face, holding the finish down as the bushing slides out.

    Included with the Tuner Bushing Press:
  • Brass pins for installing and removing bushings
  • Caul for protecting the peghead face
  • Allen wrench
  • Instructions

Instructions

Product Instructions

Tuner Bushing Press Instructions

An overview of how to install and remove tuner bushings with the Tuner Bushing Press.

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5.0

this tool worked perfectly

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Verified Buyer


The tuner bushing press makes a difficult job easy. Thanks to Stew Mac for having this tool.

5.0

Makes Bushing changes a breeze!!

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Verified Buyer


Simple tool that make removing and installing bushings so easy. A modified vice grip that is set up to do the job. It is a must for working on guitar fretboads

5.0

Excellent Specialty Tool

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Verified Buyer


Recently I needed to pull the Waverly bushings in order to refinish the peghead face on an expensive guitar. The bushing holes were counterbored so there was no way to push them out. After setting up this press with the included expansion pin which grips the inside of the bushing, the bushings were easily removed with no damage to the finish. I'm refinishing the face of the peghead anyway, but it was nice to know that this tool removed bushings without damaging finish. Once again, a Stew Mac tool was just what I needed for a quick and expert result to what would have otherwise been a difficult task.

5.0

Beyond Easy To Use If...

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Verified Buyer


When I first went to use this it was a little wobbly and hard to control until I stopped trying to keep the squeeze part of the handle parallel with the head stock. The squeeze part of the handle is irrelevant. It may be parallel; it may not be. What matters is the straight light between the base of the press (little white plastic piece on the bottom jaw) and the press guide. If you focus on having those two points in a straight line perpendicular to the headstock you can knock a set out in under a minute... well 2 minutes.

5.0

Something I should have thought of

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Verified Buyer


Well done. Nice tool, may be a little fiddly for those with 7 thumbs and 3 pinkies. But those of us old enough to have rebuilt a Triumph 650 cylinder head can recognise it straight away! Now to get those valves in....

5.0

great for elliminating damage

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Verified Buyer


I bought this item to cut out damages on a beautifully finished head stock. When you spend time finishing the head stock to a gleam you definitely don't want to ruin it by using the wrong tool for the job of installing bushings. I would recommend the bushing press to maintain a beautiful guitar neck.

5.0

this is the tool that started my education

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Verified Buyer


Bought 2 Tacoma mandolins 1 maple -w- spruce top the other mahogany -w- spruce top, maple mando needed to be refinished on the sides & the neck, so I bought this tool for tuner insert removal. Been collecting this & that since, I love my mandos.

5.0

Great Little helper

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Verified Buyer


I bought this thinking it may be a good addition to my guitar repairing tools.. I was right, it is such a handy gadjet for Stud removal without damaging the face of the Guitars Headstock when the Collars are removed..

I bought it for, and used it on, an old 1964 Australian made Maton guitar. I was so pleased I did as the Tuner ''Collars' were so thin at their sides, that I didnt want to risk using and old Nail punch to tap them out with, as some time ''Burring'' the end of the old tuner collars can Burr over rip out the Face plate wood on their way out... and thats a No No.
In the short time I have owned it, I have used it on 3 other older guitars with pushed in seated Collars with great ease, and with no ''mishaps'' from headstock veneer fractures.. its a very clean tool to use.. If you replace a reasonable amount of Machine Heads, take my advice, this is a very handy Tool to own.

5.0

Tuner Bushing Press 

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Verified Buyer


This tool is fantastic. Just make sure you line up the top and bottom piece in a straight line. The bushings come out easy as 1-2-3. No more hammers to put in new bushings too. Great idea, great tool! Thanks guys!

5.0

Tuner bushing press

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Verified Buyer


After reading the easy to follow instructions it was a breeze to install my new Waverly tuners and bushing. Thanks Stew Mac!

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