Brace Repair Jack

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Brace Repair Jack

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Brace Repair Jack

Simple fingertip adjustment. A real time-saver for holding a cracked brace, bridge plate or crack repair cleat while the glue dries.

It has simple fingertip turnbuckle height adjustment, and glue-resistant cauls.

The 7/8"-diameter (22.23mm) feet are glue-resistant HDPE (high-density polyethylene), one flat and one grooved to fit over a brace. The jack extends from 3-5/16" to 5-1/4" (84.14mm to 133.35mm).

This product is made exclusively for Stewart-MacDonald by


Trade Secrets!

Video: Gluing a Martin D-35 back brace

This issue of Trade Secrets is a video: Dan Erlewine glues a Martin back brace, using Scissor Jacks along with tools you can make in your own shop. After this video, we developed the Brace Gluing Wedge to simplify this job and reduce the number of tools needed.

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4.0

good idea, too big for size 5

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This would have been just fine for fullsize, too big for Terz. I wound up using a metal ruler cut to size, used as a spring against the brace...worked perfectly.

3.0

Reasonable value and quality

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These brace jacks operated as expected, i.e. not especially easy to manipulate one-handed. Nonetheless in many repair situations they are proving useful. In the more difficult situations I still find Sloane style jacks more useful and easier to operate. The StewMac jacks proved too long to use in a small flamenco guitar repair though. Although I have seen complaints about the basic quality of these jacks I am perfectly happy that they are adequate for most tasks.

4.0

Gets the Job Done

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Gluing down loose braces in cramped spaces on vintage classical guitars is a test of anyone's patience. Sure, I wish these jacks would cost less (like the high volume generic parts at the hardware store), but I'm glad I didn't have to spend time making another project on top of the original guitar repair project. Bought a set of 3 and after learning how to place and tighten the first one by feel (no view at all), they worked fine.

2.0

Brace Repair Jack 

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Works well,but not the quality S.M. is known for.

4.0

I have to Laugh

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Cheap, quick and dirty. Easy to adapt to a myriad of simple in the box tasks. They are not made to do guitar assembly, rather they are made to assist the repair luthier. They are not necessarily D.I.Y. stuff. Frankly DIY's should bring brace repair to the pros if possible. [Not trying to be 'funny']. We don't charge much, and can do a better job the first time....and yes...using these 'bad' tools. Consider also: Do you know how long it takes to make this tool with hardware store stuff? Too LONG!! Well worth the price for sure. GREG GUITARS LLC

3.0

Good

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Some cork padding applied to both ends seems essential.

1.0

not what you'd expect from stew mac

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This brace is not at all well made and is hard to use. The ends keep turning and it falls out under pressure due to the slick surfaces i had to place double sided tape on each end of it to keep in place. This is not the quality i have become accustom to with stew mac, and the price is way to high. Stew Mac is a great company, this product just falls short of their rep.

2.0

Disappointing

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I have to agree with some earlier reviews. These clamps are overpriced and not up to the quality standard I usually see from Stew Mac. Yes, they will help you do the job, but I am hoping for an improved item in the future.

2.0

Good Idea poor quality

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They will work but not the quality I expected. Hard to use inside body with one hand.

1.0

Back brace re-gluing

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I purchased four of these specifically for re-gluing loose back braces on classical guitars, where glue joint failure is most common, but found it impossible to single-handedly install them so they could be put to use.

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