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Guitar Repair Magnet Kit

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

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4640 Guitar Repair Magnet Kit
  • Two 1/2" magnets
  • Two 1" magnets
  • Two handles

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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.

This versatile little kit contains two 1/2" (12.70mm) and two 1" (25.40mm) round nickel-plated magnets. Each is 1/8" (3.18mm) thick, with a center mounting hole that's countersunk on both sides for handy attachment to clamping cauls.

Also included are two Magnet Handles that 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" long, with attachment screw. Each handle holds one or two magnets, as needed.

Here's a tip: Always use protective paper on the outside of a guitar when sliding a magnet over it.

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.

How would you reach inside a guitar to do this gluing?
How to reach deep inside a guitar for gluing center strips
How would you reach inside a guitar to do this gluing? Read more

In this issue:
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?

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Guitar Repair Magnet Kit
Guitar Repair Magnet Kit
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5 7-09-2011
Not only for pickups!

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

Tomy  Becancour, Qc, Canada Read my reviews (8)
5 5-26-2011
It Saves Our Lungs!

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.

StewMike  Italia Read my reviews (11)
4 5-04-2011

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

Julyan Wallis, Guitar Doctor UK  Cornwall, UK Read my reviews (45)
5 4-13-2011
use this to charge my pickup magnets

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

Eastgrove pickups  St. Louis, Mo Read my reviews (35)
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5 3-25-2011
This is what I call a powerful magnet

These magnets make crack repairs a much easier job. And they are great at blocking glued up parts from sliding away.

DhaenensGuitars  Aarschot, Belgium, Europe Read my reviews (10)
5 3-08-2011

Really handy for brace repairs.

terry chapman  UK Read my reviews (12)
5 12-26-2010
Super Strong

These will de-magnetize your pickups easily.

Mounted on a clamp they are super easy to work with

Steve in Melbourne  Australia Read my reviews (8)
5 12-16-2010
Guitar repair magnets

Useful and impressively powerful. Wont break the bank either.

KL  Christchurch, New Zealand Read my reviews (33)
5 12-12-2010
Genius Idea

Recently fixed a completely separated back seam on a Taylor 314 with these little beauties. Not sure how I would have done it otherwise. My customer is VERY happy!

Scott "scOOter" Davis  St. Petersburg, FL Read my reviews (2)
5 11-18-2010
A strong attraction..

These are the perfect tools for small and hard to access clamping jobs.

These are not toys. They will shatter if allowed to "slam" together. (Thanks, Stew-Mac for a speedy replacement.)

David A. Wiseman  Spruce Pine, NC
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