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StewMac Guitar Repair Magnets

About This Item

Attractive solutions to tricky repair jobs! Make custom repair cauls, magnetize pickups, and more. See the video for tips!

As guitar repairman Dan Erlewine has discovered, "magnets are tools and they have lots of uses!" Repair shops are constantly finding inventive new ways to use them.

For example, magnets can be attached to (or inlaid in) clamping cauls for easy alignment with steel clamp jaws—a great help when aligning patches for repairing cracks, or when regluing a bridge.

An exterior magnet will move a second magnet inside a guitar where your arm can't reach: wrap the inner one in a damp cloth to clean glue squeeze-out, or attach self-adhesive sandpaper to remove dried glue.

For building or repairing guitar pickups, you can use a 1" pair to magnetize a pickup or change its polarity. Single-coil Kit Instructions tell you how.

    Guitar Repair Magnet Set includes
  • Two 1" magnets
  • Two 1/2" magnets
  • Two magnet handles
    StewMac Magnetic Mirror Set includes
  • Mirror with articulating arm with handle
  • Two 1" magnets
  • Extra magnet handle

Our magnets are custom made with a center mounting hole that's countersunk on both sides, handy for attaching clamping cauls and our specially made magnet handles. Nickel-plated magnets are 1/8" (3.18mm) thick and come in two sizes: 1/2" (12.70mm) and 1" (25.40mm) diameter.

Magnet Handles make picking up, positioning and separating these powerful magnets a whole lot easier. Based on an idea by Al Rorick in our R&D shop, they're made of knurled brass, 1-3/16" (30.16mm) long, with attachment screw. Each handle holds one or two magnets, as needed.

Mirror is 1-5/8" x 2-1/2" (41.28mm x 63.50mm), attached to an articulating arm with brass handle to fit our magnets.

Tech Tip: Use a thin pad of felt or leather under the exterior magnet to protect delicate finishes.

Warning: These are seriously strong magnets, made of rare earth neodymium boride. The Guinness Book of Records lists this as the world's most magnetic substance, ten times stronger than the ceramic magnets used in modern loudspeakers. These magnets can degauss, magnetize or repolarize any ferrous or magnetic material, including guitar pickups! Keep them away from magnetic storage media such as computer discs, audio and videotapes, as well as pacemakers, computers, CRTs, TVs and watches.

KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. If magnets are swallowed, they can attach to each other and cause internal injury.


Video

Trade Secrets!

Trade Secrets!

Helpful repair magnet gizmo, and 1970s Earthwood Bass!

Ouch! Ouch! Ouch! These repair magnets snapped together with a CLACK!, drawing blood from Dan Erlewine's finger just as he was about to show his gizmo for avoiding pinched fingers and separating stacked magnets! Also, Dan explains a radical bracing change on an original Earthwood acoustic bass guitar.

How would you reach inside a guitar to do this gluing?

Dan Erlewine's got a puzzle on his hands: this guitar's center strip fell out along with the braces. These parts are meant to be glued BEFORE the guitar is assembled. How do you reach inside to do this on a completed guitar?

Why Dan Erlewine is attracted to repair magnets

Dan's been using repair magnets in his shop for a dozen years, and they're doing tricks all over his shop.

Instructions

Product Instructions

How To Use Guitar Repair Magnets

These powerful Guitar Repair Magnets can serve a number of different functions in the shop.

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Good magnets, great handles.

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Overall I'm pleased with magnets and handle. Handle is the usual SM quality and is very... handy. I have since found another online supplier for the same magnets at 1/3 to 1/4 the SM price. In future I will buy the handles here but magnets elsewhere.

5.0

Love these handles!

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I like these magnet handles for moving the magnets around. It's so much better than prying them up with your fingers.Thanks to Al Rorick.

5.0

Strong

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...very useful, and very strong.

5.0

Very Versatile

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Use these for, clamping, pickup magnetizing, hold tools and screws, keep solvent cups from spilling, get sticky Floyd Rose saddle blocks out. I honestly have used these in one way or another on every job I've done since getting them.

5.0

just love them

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i really enjoy working with this magnets. They make gluing work on acoustics really easy.

4.0

Great magnets - just wish the handles were a tighter fit

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These magnets are every bit as strong as everyone else says they are; be very careful with them - not only around sensitive electronics and pickups, but also around your fingers! These magnets will slam together if they come near each other and if your finger is in the way, well...

I wasn't crazy about the way the handles fit into them, though. No matter how much you screw them into the magnets, they don't quite fit "snug." It's possible that they were designed that way, I suppose. Otherwise, excellent magnets for use in repairs.

5.0

Not only for pickups!

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I use them to glue some pieces. They are so powerful that they can support small pieces of wood in place.

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It Saves Our Lungs!

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i got the 1" magnet to keep the steelwool's debris to get into my lungs, and it works great! you can flip it inside the steelwool ball or right in the nearby of the frets you're polishing, no matter, but get one and your lungs will thank you.

4.0

Ergonomics

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Have a few of these, the best way to position cleats, cable clips etc, handles a must. Thanks.

5.0

use this to charge my pickup magnets

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Have wound over 200 pickups and have used these magnets to charge all of them..works great!!!

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StewMac PDF Catalog, page 24 See StewMac Guitar Repair Magnets
on page 24 of our StewMac Digital Catalog