Thread Detective for Guitars

Thread Detective for Guitars

Thread Detective for Guitars

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Thread Detective for Guitars

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Customized for guitar parts!
Use the Thread Detective® for a positive I.D. on both male and female threads. No mismatched threads. No ruined parts.

We asked Thread Detective to make this special StewMac version of their famous thread identifier, to cover both US and imported guitar parts. This was a tougher job than anybody expected, because we identified so many unique specs used on guitars. Finally they're all in one place in this tool!

Identify machine screws, bushings, saddles and more with no guesswork—and without driving to the hardware store. And a lot of these small threads aren't on the hardware store's thread checker.

"Guitars and parts are made all over the world, and you never know what'll walk into your shop. This quick way to check threads makes the work a whole lot easier."
—Matt Brooker, guitar repairman and StewMac tech advisor

14 SAE thread counts:
3/8-32
5/16-24
5/16-18
1/4-28
1/4-20
10-32
10-24
8-32
6-32
5-40
4-48
4-40
3-48
2-56

14 metric thread counts:
M9 x 0.75
M8 x 1.25
M8 x 1.0
M8 x 0.75
M7 x 1.0
M7 x 0.75
M7 x 0.5
M6 x 1.0
M5 x 0.8
M4 x 0.7
M4 x 0.4
M3.5 x 0.6
M3 x 0.5
M2.5 x 0.45

Chrome-plated steel.



WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.


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5.0

Should have got one long ago

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Verified Buyer


Great product!

5.0

Finally

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Verified Buyer


My spare parts/screw/bolts box runners over. Many times it has furnished the exact fastener or part that would otherwise cost a trip to the store or an order that delayed finishing s customer’s instrument in a timely fashion. These thread gauges are so perfect for trying those assorted fasteners, or if necessary, identifying the precise size and thread needed. They have already saved me time on two restorations where Gretsch and Gibson used a mix of metric and American standard threads. Such a simple yet efficient answer to a commonly encountered problem. Well worth every penny just for the frustrations avoided!

5.0

GLAD TO HAVE THE THREAD DETECTIVE

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Verified Buyer


The need hasn't arisen so I haven't used it yet, but I can clearly see the benefit.

4.0

Thread Detective

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Verified Buyer


This is great, I use it all the time. How about creating a kit with the new sizes, so us folks that bought this before, do not have to buy a complete new one!!!

5.0

Thread Detective

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Verified Buyer


Great tool. used it the first day I had it. Stopped the guess work on finding the right thread.
Thanks, Stew Mac
Grendon Guitar Repair

4.0

THREAD DETECTION

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Verified Buyer


Like with a lot of specialty tools, some may only come in handy once in 10 years, but that one time makes it totally worth it.

I had to remove 147mm of one star (assuming each metric star is the standard 688mm) because you should be able to detach each thread from the cable they're strung to without destroying the cable. Afterall, do you think I'm really going to spend $60. + s/h on this, then lose the pieces? How about including a nice case?

4.0

Time Saver

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Verified Buyer


Easy to use, once unstrung from the cable. The assortment of sizes is pretty good, but there have been a few basic screw sizes that I was surprised weren't on there. Quality of parts is top notch, like most Stew Mac tools.

5.0

Extremely handy

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Verified Buyer


As usual for StewMac higher price equals higher quality
Almost every time I have tried to save money on tools in the past I have been disappointed and ended up back with the pros.
My advise to anyone especially those just starting out is to Join StewMax and go first class to begin with. You'll save time and money as well as putting out better work

5.0

Thread detective

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Verified Buyer


This takes the guess work out of figuring out what thread you need on that one screw you've dropped and cannot find. Great time saver when you are doing a custom setup with unknown hardware.

5.0

Thread Detective

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Verified Buyer


This is the handiest set up I have in my tool box. No more guessing on screw and nuts.

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