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Guitar Screw Rescue Kit

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Guitar Screw Rescue Kit, Complete kit

Complete kit

Item # 1709
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$64.27

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Guitar Screw Rescue Kit Screw extractor only

Screw extractor only

Item # 1707
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$25.50

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Guitar Screw Rescue Kit Plug cutter only

Plug cutter only

Item # 1708
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$32.95

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Guitar Screw Rescue Kit 3/16" drill bit  only

3/16" drill bit only

Item # 4845
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$2.90

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Guitar Screw Rescue Kit Alignment guide only

Alignment guide only

Item # 1718
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$2.92

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Guitar Screw Rescue Kit

About This Item

An extractor and plug cutter that's small enough for guitar screws! A StewMac exclusive: you won't find a similar set in this small size anywhere else.

  • Extract damaged or broken tuner screws
  • Make uniformly-sized wooden plugs for plugging and redrilling
The complete kit includes:

Screw extractor
Our tubular steel screw extractor works with your drill. Hardened teeth bore around a broken tuner-mounting screw (3/32" maximum diameter) to capture and remove it.

Plug cutter
Use this custom tool in your drill press to make a 3/16"-diameter wooden plug, a perfect match to fill the hole made by the extractor or the drill bit.

3/16" drill bit
To repair stripped screw holes, use this steel twist bit to match your plugs.

Alignment guide
Clamp this clear acrylic guide in place to help keep your tools right on center, and protect the instrument.


Video

Instructions

Product Instructions

Guitar Screw Rescue Kit Instructions

How to use the Guitar Screw Rescue Kit to remove small damaged screws.

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2.0

Half good!

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The screw extractor was just what the doctor order. The guide was great was well. The plug-cutter only succeeded in make saw-dust. I tried it with both a piece of maple and a piece of cherry and both just crumbled in the bit. Thankfully, the plug that needed fixed was of a standard size, so a maple dowel rod did the trick.

5.0

Great for the Shop

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Our tech is extremely pleased.

5.0

Exceptional tool, great video

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This worked well on a guitar bridge screw that snapped off a mid 80's strat style that had never seen a wipe down. I now will use Dan's tips from the vid to seat a couple necks properly. Exceptional kit, must have for this work.

5.0

Does exactly what it says on the tin.

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This is an excellent piece of kit. Quality steel used and comes the go to tool for extracting machine head screws but is great for plugging also. A must for any professional guitar tech/luthier.

5.0

Works like a champ, even for the inexperienced.

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I have to admit I approached drilling holes in my Heritage Les Paul ($$$$$) with a good deal of anxiety. I've built pinewood derby cars before, so I'm not a complete rookie, but such detailed work on something so expensive? Well, taking my time, it went extremely well. Mahogany doesn't drill as quickly as pine, so you need to be patient, but everything came out nice and straight, fitting well, thanks to the kit. One tip I might add -- don't assume that you need to drill as deep as the tip of the broken screw for it to come out. Mine came out with much shallower drilling. Drilled my plug out of an inexpensive piece of mahogany I picked up and now I have a good, professional repair.

5.0

Great little tool

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Awesome tool. Saves a lot of stuffing about. Worth every cent. Please Stew Mac, make a bigger version for getting out broken strap button screws.

5.0

Need more sizes around!!!

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Really easy to use. Perfect results. I just wonder why nobody else thought about it! I'd love to have another one 6 millimeter diameter around.

5.0

good size plug cutter to have around

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I used to mill away broken screws which was a trickier setup. These tools work well for their intended purpose and the plug cutters are very useful sizes for other jobs too.

3.0

Ok

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I had a little trouble getting this thing started because I failed to put my drill in reverse however it didn't do as great a job as I thought it would once I got it working right. It might depend on the type of wood you use too. Over all I think it did a fair job.

5.0

Perfect results

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I recently broke off a screw that held a top mounted Floyd Rose locking nut into place. Those screws are a little larger than the recommended 3/32" maximum that this tool works with, but with a little added pressure the extractor zipped it right out and the plug cutter made a perfect fitting plug. The only modification I had to do was drill another 3/32 hole closer to the edge of the plastic alignment template since the holes for the nut are so close to the edge of the fingerboard. Perfect results. Easy to use. Well worth the money.

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