Guitar Screw Rescue Kit, Complete kit

  • 16 Reviews
  • Write a review

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.

Read more

Guitar Screw Rescue Kit, Complete kit

Item # 1709
In stock, ready to ship!


Total: $0.00
Quantity: 20


Guitar Screw Rescue Kit

Remove broken screws! Dan Erlewine shows you how to fix this common problem with this StewMac tool set.

Subscribe to StewMac's channel on


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.

Product Instructions

Guitar Screw Rescue Kit Instructions

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

Ratings & Reviews

Guitar Screw Rescue Kit, Complete kit

  • Based on 16 Reviews
Displaying 2 of 2 1 2
Write a review

In love!!!

By Joris from Paris,  France
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, July 15, 2013

i fell in love! this is great! a month ago i did not made correctly the holes for my new tuners and i was very but very upset with myself! how could i made such terrible work? i was sad and my fender stratocaster was looking at me saying why did you do this to me?? But when i saw this! i thought wow this is clever! and now my fender is great and repaired! Thank you Stew mac!!!!!!


By guitarfritz from germany
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, June 23, 2013

the guys at stewmac are geniuses and this rescue kit here is the proof. The most easy to use solution for one of the most pain-in-the-neck-problems. Thank you so much!


By Ward from Newington, CT 
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, March 29, 2013

the tool set works very well. It's handy to have a plug cutter instead of finding the right dowel

Did the trick

By Itzed from Fallston, MD
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, March 22, 2013

I had a broken off screw head on a screw that held a fixed bridge on my strat. I ordered this screw extractor and it worked like a charm and helped me get it out easily. It's really made for screws that are a tad smaller than the one I was dealing with, so when finished, I had a bit of a hard time getting the screw out out the extractor, but with a coat hanger and some patience, it eventually came out. I hope I don't have to use it again, but I kind of would look forward to at the same time!

As advertised

By mikrow from Huntington Beach, CA
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, March 08, 2013

works like a things the right way with this tool

Easy Fast - Problem Solved

By SteveVan from West Vancouver
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, February 21, 2013

A great tool set, the extractor and guide when used together made for an easy, quick and confident repair. From setup to insertion of the dowel took no more than 20 minutes. Excellent tool saves me from cobbling something together. Recommended!

Displaying 2 of 2
1 2

Shown on page 17 of our latest catalog.