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Bridge/Fingerboard Removal Knife


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This wooden-handled steel spatula has a versatile shape for removing a bridge, pickguard, or fingerboard extension from a flattop guitar.

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Bridge/Fingerboard Removal Knife
 
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The tapered blade helps separate the glue seam. It's flexible, so it stays down while you hold the handle safely off the guitar top.

The 3-7/8" (98.43mm) blade tapers .045" to .010" from handle to tip (1.14mm to 0.25mm).

Warm the glued area first, to help break the bond and protect the wood while using the tool. For repair situations when a hot knife is needed, use a hot plate to heat the blade.

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Bridge/Fingerboard Removal Knife
Bridge/Fingerboard Removal Knife
 
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4 11-30-2010
Good Second Removal Knife

In reading the other review I never thought of sharpening and or heating it. That may have helped. I do quite a bit of fingerboard replacements and my first choice is actually a Behr Spatula. It is thick enough so you can provide some power behind it. This one seems a little thin for that but is good for getting the separation started and edges. Have not had an opportunity to try it on an acoustic bridge.

acousticplayer  Denver, CO Read my reviews (7)
4 10-10-2010
Good Tool, But Sharpen First!

Worked very well after sharpening it on a whetstone. Prior to sharpening, it was like using a putty knife. Great flexibility. Sharpen and heat with a hairdryer and your bridge will be on your workbench in short order.

Mason R.  CO Read my reviews (6)
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