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Jack The Gripper

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Ingenious! Holds the jack steady so you can tighten/loosen the nut without disassembling your instrument or amp.

A loose nut on a 1/4" jack is trouble. It's no fun to watch the jack disappear into your guitar or amp as the nut falls off, or to break a solder connection when you tighten the nut and the jack turns with it.

Designed by veteran repairman Frank Ford, Jack The Gripper is a smart tool that can save you a lot of time and work. Insert it into the jack, and the knurled cam locks in either direction, to hold the jack firmly while you tighten or loosen the nut.

Recessed jack? No problem—the tool also includes a clever adapter for use with your 3/8" square drive socket.

Instructions included.


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4.0

Confusing directions clarified here

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Great tool- confusing directions for dummies like me. Let me help- here are the directions that come with the tool: "Just insert the tool and the knurled cam will lock in either direction for tightening or loosening" The true or 'dummy' directions: On the video you can barely see it, but the host turns the gripper in the jack to engage the cam and lock the jack with the gripper THEN he turns the nut to tighten the jack. You do NOT just insert jack the gripper and begin tightening, as there is quite a bit of play in the tool prior to the cam engaging and locking, enough to significantly twist the jack inside the instrument before the gripper engages, which is what you bought to tool to prevent in the first place! SO the directions should warn you of this vital bit of info by stating the following- engage the cam by twisting the handle of Jack the Gripper prior to tightening the nut on the jack. Done- had to be said. Thanks for the great tool though - surprised there are so many geniuses out there that immediately understand the tool - I actually thought it was broken at first until I investigated and/or practiced using it.

5.0

Brilliant!

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This is a fantastic tool - it does exactly what it's supposed to do! Perfect for guitars, amps and effects as well.

5.0

jack the gripper

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Don't let the comedic name of this device fool you. It's one of those tools, like, say, a cordless drill, that you keep thinking, "How did I get along without this?" It does what it does well, very well. A loose jack nut on a 335 was always a moment to be feared....not now. I was hesitant about the price, but now I think ,"Why is it so cheap?" Excellent old fashioned , sturdy quality, simple, why didn't I think of that design. If your guitar has a jack-socket nut, you need this, even if you only use it a few times.....it's that good.

5.0

Saved me!

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Constantly tightening my guitars jack was risking letting the wiring inside tear off, using this was easy and perfect in holding the jack in place while tightening.

5.0

Like the name says

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I bought this for use on 335 style guitars. The first time I used it was on a gold plated jack. Quick and easy. The right tool. Buy one.

5.0

name say!

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the best! everyone should have this!

5.0

Jack The Gripper

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One of the best tools you can have in your arsenal of tools works like a charm on any electric guitar I bought this for my semi hollow guitars but like I said will work on any electric or acoustic electric....one of the best tools in my tool box for sure...I think I'll be able to use this tool on other things besides my guitars stew mac your the best....

5.0

Best Thing Since...

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Holy guacamole, this thing is the best thing since sliced bread, bottled beer and Mr. Bubble!!!! I think it must be some kind of magic the way it effortlessly works. None of my guitar playing friends have a loose jack!!

5.0

Love it

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This is one of my favourite tools. Easy to use and works really well, I went around tightening the jacks on all my mate's strats when I got it! You do have to buy a separate 'square drive socket' though, I didn't notice that when I bought the gripper. Still 5 stars though.

5.0

Why didn't I...

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Jack the Gripper. What a great name for a great tool. I can't tell you how many times... well, you know. This is one of those tools that makes you say, "Why didn't I think of this?!"

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