I had a little trouble getting this thing started because I failed to put my drill in reverse however it didn't do as great a job as I thought it would once I got it working right. It might depend on the type of wood you use too. Over all I think it did a fair job.
I recently broke off a screw that held a top mounted Floyd Rose locking nut into place. Those screws are a little larger than the recommended 3/32" maximum that this tool works with, but with a little added pressure the extractor zipped it right out and the plug cutter made a perfect fitting plug. The only modification I had to do was drill another 3/32 hole closer to the edge of the plastic alignment template since the holes for the nut are so close to the edge of the fingerboard. Perfect results. Easy to use. Well worth the money.
It's an excellent and useful tool. I've used it many times in within the short time i've had it with very good results. You should also make a 1/4" and 1/8" plug cutters
This is a much needed tool at the shop. Broken tuner screws happen and not just on old instruments. Great for pick guard screws and most of the other small screws we encounter. This set is sized perfect for our use. The only complaint I have is that the sharpening geometry on the plug cuter should be much better out of the box. That is why I only gave 4 stars. It was sharp, but the angle was such that it still burned as it cut. Making a plug with a distinct brown edge. A bit of work with a file and diamond hone put it into proper order.
Quick delivery of this screw extractor/plug cutter complete kit saved a restoration of a rare, hand built custom electric guitar with two machine head screw heads broken off in the bilinga hardwood head. I had a few blocks of bilinga stored - and so this kit changed an ugly repair to an invisible touch.
The guitar screw rescue kit is a must have. I was able to remove three key winding screws in a matter of minutes. Clean cut, no damage to the headstock. Shape, durable, outstanding. A must have for your instrument repair tool kit.
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!!!!!!
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!
the tool set works very well. It's handy to have a plug cutter instead of finding the right dowel
I recieved my screw extractor kt from stew mac as I needed it to remove a broken screw from a bridge on an Epiphone Thunderbird bass,,,the screw had been broken at the factory site I'm sure.the kit worked really well for the most part but the small screw extractor had its bit ends chewed up badly by the broken screw...otherwise the kit performed as promised.thanks stew mac,,,I'll have to order another screw extractor to replace it on my next order to you...all my best, joe saunders, Red Rose Guitar Repair.
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