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Neck Joint Steamer

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Injecting steam into a dovetail neck joint, through a small hole drilled in a fret slot, helps loosen the glue for neck removal.

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Neck Joint Steamer
  Item# Description In stock Price Quantity
4059 Needle, hose and clamp Yes

4056 Needle and hose adapter Yes

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Our hose assembly has an extra-long 3-1/2" x 5/64" injector needle, insulating rubber handle, 1/4" hose rated for heat and pressure, and hose clamp for attachment to a pressure cooker or other steam source (such as a espresso/cappuccino maker).

Use with our Neck Removal Jig for faster, cleaner dovetail neck joint disassembly.
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The damage caused by storing a guitar in a hot car or attic
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Neck Joint Steamer
Neck Joint Steamer
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4 4-09-2011

I purchased the hose and needle combo, wish I had just got the needle since i had the same fuel line hose in my shop. I went with a pressure cooker for steam source, tried it on gas burner and also electric hot plate trying to regulate heat to reduce the excess water.I was working on a disposable guitar at the time, so the water was not a huge concern. I did go an buy a clothes steamer from target $25, same thing but not quite as bad, so I decided to use the hose that came with the steamer 3/4" OD and just use 15" of the fuel hose with the needle, this really reduced the amount of water spurts, not as flexable as the 3/8" hose but the 15" of 3/8" is enough to get around.

Overall I rate the item 4 stars as with most stew mac items a little pricey but i keep coming back. But I will say that i do learn a lot from you guys that i don't really pay for so maybe that makes us square on the deal. I keep wanting to purchase some DVD's but they have really low reviews on quality, maybe you guys could work on that.

5 2-18-2011
Neck Joint Steamer

Kind of expensive but where would you get all the parts. Should last a lifetime.

Clinchriver Instruments  Andersonville Tennessee Read my reviews (4)
4 2-07-2011
Steam needle

It seemed a little pricey but worked as advertised. I removed the neck from a 1965 Gretsch Country Club. I couldn't have done it without the steam needle.

Lloyd Snyder  Atlanta GA
5 2-02-2011
Works great!

I used this along with my wife's portable steamer to get a fret board off a smashed Les Paul and then to remove the neck from the neck pocket. Took some time, but the neck came off like butter once I got good steam into the joints.

smashedguitars  San Antonio, TX Read my reviews (18)
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5 9-07-2010
neck steamer

worked like a charm. I built a martin style guitar a few months ago and it sounded great but the neck angle was not right. I knew it had to be fixed but I was scared to death to try and take it apart. I bought a pressure cooker from Wal-mart for 19.95 and the hose connected with no problem

larry johnson  hunter n.y.
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