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Brace Gluing Wedge

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Makes a hard to reach job much easier! Gently opens the gap under a loose acoustic guitar brace and injects glue right where you need it.

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Dan Erlewine's ingenious one-handed solution replaces multiple tools, making an awkward, hard-to-reach job much easier. It's the result of long experimentation: "I worked up a dozen almost-right inventions for this job before I finally hit on this solution," says Dan.

"Dan! I just bought your new innovation! Of course my team and I can no longer continue to do these types of repairs without the Brace Gluing Wedge. It would be just silly without it."
—John Brown, Brown's Guitar Factory

Crafted of rugged machined brass and shaped to fit your hand, the Brace Gluing Wedge uses a replaceable plastic pipette as a glue reservoir. Simply squeeze the bulb to inject glue through a groove on the bottom of the wedge.

The tool works for most brace sizes, and for loose bridge plates, too. Photo-illustrated instructions are included.

3 pipettes are included (simply trim to length) and replacements are available.

Glue not included. Not for use with super glues.

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Brace Gluing Wedge
Brace Gluing Wedge
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5 10-20-2013
Brace gluing wedge

This tool is a genuine winner and fully lives up to its description. Contrary to some reviewers views, it does work with Titebond as used on this instrument when the back was glued on the third strut didn't glue properly due to the difficulty in this method of construction. The instrument is now assembled and sound great. Many thanks

Mark Tindall  England UK Read my reviews (2)
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2 7-27-2013
It works, but could be better...

This wedge really is only ideal for hot hide glue. I used it with warmed up titebond and no matter what I did the glue still shoots out of the sides of the tape. Tried to repair 3 loose braces with it and each time it failed and I ended up having to use the old glue on the feeler gauge method. It's a good idea but the design could be much improved if less of the top was exposed, and if the very tip was a little thinner like a feeler gauge to get into tighter spots.

Fsoheili  NYC Read my reviews (12)
5 6-07-2013
Yep, good tool

As good as everyone says. I used Titebond, worked good. The cut off portion of the pipette tube makes a good plug if you need to keep to store the glue between sessions, just remove from the wedge, insert pipette tube, fold it over to seal and secure with a small spring clamp.

Bumgarner Guitars  Drayden, MD
5 12-14-2012
Great tool! Well designed.

I ordered one of these not too soon after they came out. What a great tool for repairing braces that are loose. Great design, easy to use, and perfect for the jobs I have used it on so far. This one is a must, and I have tons of tools I've modified for these repairs. This replaces just about all of 'em. Thanks, StewMac.

Bob Long, The Guitar Surgeon  Corpus Christi, Texas Read my reviews (10)
5 12-03-2012
Great tool!!!

NO MORE FEELER GUAGES slathered with glue! Finally a way to glue those hard to reach braces without making a mess. It is best to thicken up your glue a bit. It will be much more controllable, and won't run as much. LESS MESS!!! But if the glue is too thick it won't creep into the tight places it needs to. The key to a clean job is how you tape the spout. Make sure to do a dry run before using any glue. GREAT TOOL!!!

Hull Guitars USA  Chattanooga TN
5 6-17-2012
Dan you are a genius!!!!!!

I bought this brace gluing wedge, not even needing it. I just knew it was a good idea. Then.......on a dark, col night, the phone rings....Lennie help!!!! I used it. I am now my buddy's hero, thanks to you Dan!!!! Thanks so much.Lennie Joseph

Lennie Joseph  Rochelle Park NJ Read my reviews (7)
5 5-10-2012
Beautifully thought-out tool

With this tool I was able to use hot hide glue to do repairs I never would have attempted before. If you've used HHG, you know that you don't have much time before it starts to gel. I've always had trouble delivering enough glue to the loose brace, spreading it and applying clamps in that short time. By pre-heating the brace to be re-glued with a repair blanket and warming this tool under a lamp, I had time to spare, and could reach some really awkward spots. This tool is simple and well-made, and makes previously improbable repairs possible, especially when used to apply hot hide glue.

David Cavins  Columbia, MO Read my reviews (2)
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