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Guitar Screw Rescue Kit

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An extractor and plug cutter that's small enough for guitar screws! A StewMac exclusive: you won't find a similar set in this small size anywhere else.

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  Item# Description In stock Price Quantity
1709 Complete kit Yes

1707 Screw extractor only Yes

1708 Plug cutter only Yes

4845 3/16" drill bit only Yes

1718 Alignment guide only Yes

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  • Extract damaged or broken tuner screws
  • Make uniformly-sized wooden plugs for plugging and redrilling

The complete kit includes:

Screw extractor
Our tubular steel screw extractor works with your drill. Hardened teeth bore around a broken tuner-mounting screw (3/32" maximum diameter) to capture and remove it.

Plug cutter
Use this custom tool in your drill press to make a 3/16"-diameter wooden plug, a perfect match to fill the hole made by the extractor or the drill bit.

3/16" drill bit
To repair stripped screw holes, use this steel twist bit to match your plugs.

Alignment guide
Clamp this clear acrylic guide in place to help keep your tools right on center, and protect the instrument.

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Guitar Screw Rescue Kit
Guitar Screw Rescue Kit
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5 4-16-2014
Need more sizes around!!!

Really easy to use. Perfect results. I just wonder why nobody else thought about it! I'd love to have another one 6 millimeter diameter around.

Salvador  Tarragona, Spain Read my reviews (5)
5 4-03-2014
good size plug cutter to have around

I used to mill away broken screws which was a trickier setup. These tools work well for their intended purpose and the plug cutters are very useful sizes for other jobs too.

Moriarty Guitars  Dublin Ireland Read my reviews (12)
3 2-08-2014

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.

preetcher  Beaufort, NC Read my reviews (48)
5 1-20-2014
Perfect results

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.

Wrea398  Pa Read my reviews (7)
5 10-06-2013
I'm glad i bought it

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

Mario Gabinho Cárdenas Vega  México Read my reviews (17)
4 8-28-2013
Much needed tool

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.

Brian Howard  PA Read my reviews (3)
5 8-12-2013
An extremely useful kit - saved my day

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.

Peter Michael  Copenhagen, Denmark
5 8-08-2013
Amazing Tool

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.

5 7-15-2013
In love!!!

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!!!!!!

Joris  Paris, France Read my reviews (2)
5 6-23-2013

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!

guitarfritz  germany
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