Jack Installation Tool

Jack Installation Tool

Jack Installation Tool

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Jack Installation Tool

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No fumbling, no fishing!
Quickly install a 1/4" jack in a hollowbody guitar when you can't reach inside.

Resoldering a 1/4" jack in a hollowbody guitar is a common job. The problem is reinstalling the jack when you can't reach inside. Guitar techs devise lots of methods, but we like this simple no-fuss solution: feed the Jack Installation Tool through the guitar, plug it into the jack, and pull the jack snugly into place. No fumbling, no strings, no misalignment.

The slim brass tool is bendable and 18" long (457.2mm), to work in practically any f-hole or round-hole guitar. A capture ring prevents the plug from pushing too far into the jack.

Quickly installs 1/4" endpin jacks, too.

Thanks to Julyan Wallis (The Guitar Doctor in the UK) for this idea!

TIP: Before retightening the jack nut, protect your solder connections with Frank Ford's ingenious Jack The Gripper tool.

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5.0

Great for project and to have for my hollow and semi hollow body guitars

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Purchased this tool for installing a jack plate on my Gretsch G5120T primarily, but will be useful for future pickup/harness swaps in my hollow body guitars, or if a jack needs retrieved or replaced in one. Quality tool, not expensive, should last a lifetime with proper care. Excellent product, recommended for hollow and semi hollow body guitar owners.

5.0

Jack Installation Tool.

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Verified Buyer


Great tool!
Made installation and adjustment easy.
Good addition to my tool box!

5.0

Huge help!

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Verified Buyer


This is a great design and has saved me a lot of headache over the years. Sturdy yet bendable and just a great overall tool.

5.0

Jack installation tool

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Verified Buyer


I'm new at this guitar repair/install stuff. Installing a jack for my L.R. Baggs M80 was my first official project. Got the reamer but hesitated on the tool because there were several homemade versions on you tube. I decided to stick with Stew Mac (good decision). Everything worked smoothly. Money saved not having to make the tool was way more than the cost of the tool itself. Thanks Stew Mac!

5.0

So easy!

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Verified Buyer


This worked so well. Had the pickup jack fixed in 2 minutes!!! Should have bought this years ago.

5.0

Great addition to my tool box

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Verified Buyer


Always found it to be a pain in the butt to work with jacks. Especially on acoustics! This is just an all around great thought out tool. I love it. Don't know how I ever worked without one!

5.0

Jack Installation Tool works Great!

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Verified Buyer


I usually use a dowel and some fishing line to get the jack in place. It takes a few minutes. The Jack Installation Tool reduces the time to get the jack into place to about 2-3 seconds and since the nut and washer are threaded onto the tool, they are already in place to fasten the jack to the guitar. Highly recommended!

5.0

Must Have gear

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Verified Buyer


I was doing this with a piece of dowel and some blue painters tape. This is much easier to use. This looks cooler and makes people think you require special tools to work on a guitar.

For 13 bucks how can you go wrong?

5.0

No More Fumbles

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Verified Buyer


I purchased the Jack Installation Tool a few months ago. I used it for the first time just a few weeks ago on my Yamaha SA2200. I wanted to add an interior lock washer on the output jack (a similar setup like an ES-335 or ES-345). Tricky feat that turned out to be for me. I did not put the output jack's external washer and lock nut onto the Jack Installation Tool first (Step #1). Yes, I learned something the hard way; but, it has made me a little bit smarter. When used correctly, the Jack Installation Tool is a real time saver and helper. No more fumbles. Thank you, Stew-Mac !!!

5.0

Simple Gizmo!

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Verified Buyer


Used this to tighten the jack pins of the pickups on 20 guitars for our school's class. Allowed me to secure the inside nut on the pickup and easily pull it back into place. Pair this with Jack the Gripper for an unbeatable combination. Excellent!

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