"What tools do I need to build a kit?" A frequent question! We offer easy-to-order sets of the tools that kit builders find most useful.
Tool Set for Building a Dreadnought or OM Guitar Kit includes:
#0862 6" Fret Leveler File
#0842 Luthier's File Set
#2062 0.340" Peghead Bushing Reamer
#0654 Rectangular Scraper Blade
#3850 18" Precision Straightedge
#1296 Deadblow Fretting Hammer
#3227 Bridge Pin Hole Reamer
#1602 Medium 3-Corner Fret Dressing File
#4905 StewMac Shop Rule
#1939 Fret Dressing Stick with 14 Micro-Mesh Belts
#0619 Fret Cutters
#0827 0.016" Nut Slotting File
#0832 0.035" Nut Slotting File
#1298-B Binding Router Bit
#1298-060 0.060" Binding Router Bearing
#1298-200 0.200" Binding Router Bearing
Binding Channels: Router or Dremel?
The Binding Router Bit and bearings listed above are for use with a router (sold separately). If you rout your binding channels with a Dremel tool, consider our Precision Router Set.
Clamps (sold separately)
Acoustic Guitar Kit Clamp Set
Finishing Materials (sold separately)
ColorTone Aerosol Finishing Kit
For a complete list of all the tools and supplies recommended to assemble your kit, see the Dreadnought Guitar Kit Instructions or OM Guitar Kit Instructions. Though all of these tools aren't necessary to build your kit, they make many assembly steps easier and more professional. Tools available here at StewMac are linked for more information.