StewMac Truss Rod Rescue Tool Sets

StewMac Truss Rod Rescue Tool Sets

"Impossible" repairs become 15-minute money-makers!
Lots of guitar necks have been thrown out because of damaged truss rods. Repairing them seemed too complex and expensive, but that's changed: those repairs are now fast and profitable.

Our Truss Rod Rescue Tools clean up damaged threads, create new threads, and even rescue truss rods that have broken off completely.

Choose the Rescue Tool Set for your specific truss rod, or equip your shop with the Master Set for a wide range of truss rod repairs. Individual components are also sold separately.


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Truss Rod Rescue Set for Gibson necks and others with 10-32 threaded truss rod

Truss Rod Rescue Set for Gibson necks and others with 10-32 threaded truss rod

Includes:
#6192 Thread Cutting Die for 10-32 thread
#6188 7/16" Relief Cutter for Gibson 10-32
#6190 T-handle wrench
#6187 Set of 4 spacers for Gibson (.200" x .437")

Item # 6213
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$215.69

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Truss Rod Rescue Set for Fender heel-adjust necks with 10-32 threaded truss rod

Truss Rod Rescue Set for Fender heel-adjust necks with 10-32 threaded truss rod

Includes:
#6192 Thread Cutting Die for 10-32 thread
#6195 3/8" Relief Cutter for Fender 10-24 and 10-32
#6190 T-handle wrench
#6198 Truss Rod Extension Nut for Fender 10-32 thread
#6200 Set of 4 thin spacers (.040")

Item # 6214
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$231.08

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Truss Rod Rescue Set for Fender heel-adjust necks with 10-24 threaded truss rod

Truss Rod Rescue Set for Fender heel-adjust necks with 10-24 threaded truss rod

Includes:
#6193 Thread Cutting Die for 10-24 thread
#6195 3/8" Relief Cutter for Fender 10-24 and 10-32
#6190 T-handle wrench
#6199 Truss Rod Extension Nut for Fender 10-24 thread
#6200 Set of 4 thin spacers (.040")

Item # 6215
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$231.08

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Truss Rod Rescue Set for Fender heel-adjust necks with 8-32 threaded truss rod

Truss Rod Rescue Set for Fender heel-adjust necks with 8-32 threaded truss rod

Includes:
#6191 Thread Cutting Die for 8-32 thread
#6194 3/8" Relief Cutter for 8-32
#6190 T-handle wrench
#6197 Truss Rod Extension Nut for Fender 8-32 thread
#6200 Set of 4 thin spacers (.040")

Item # 6216
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$231.08

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StewMac Truss Rod Rescue Tool Sets

StewMac Truss Rod Rescue Tool Sets

#6191 Thread Cutting Die for 8-32 thread
#6192 Thread Cutting Die for 10-32 thread
#6193 Thread Cutting Die for 10-24 thread
#6194 3/8" Relief Cutter for 8-32
#6195 3/8" Relief Cutter for Fender 10-24 and 10-32
#6188 7/16" Relief Cutter for Gibson 10-32
#6204 Cutter Pilot for Fender Bullet neck
#6190 T-handle wrench
#6197 Truss Rod Extension Nut for Fender 8-32 thread
#6198 Truss Rod Extension Nut for Fender 10-32 thread
#6199 Truss Rod Extension Nut for Fender 10-24 thread
#6200 Set of 4 thin spacers (.040")
#6201 Set of 4 medium spacers (.365")
#6202 Set of 4 thick spacers (.200")
#6187 Set of 4 spacers for Gibson (.200" x .437")

Item # 6203
Due 1-3 days
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$653.70

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StewMac Truss Rod Rescue Tool Sets

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"Impossible" repairs become 15-minute money-makers!
Lots of guitar necks have been thrown out because of damaged truss rods. Repairing them seemed too complex and expensive, but that's changed: those repairs are now fast and profitable.

Our Truss Rod Rescue Tools clean up damaged threads, create new threads, and even rescue truss rods that have broken off completely.

Choose the Rescue Tool Set for your specific truss rod, or equip your shop with the Master Set for a wide range of truss rod repairs. Individual components are also sold separately.

How do you fix a broken truss rod?
You could remove the fingerboard, dig out the truss rod, replace it, reglue the board and refinish the neck. This is major surgery, and many customers can't afford it. As a result, good necks get scrapped. Now you can save those necks and offer your customers fast repairs. These tools quickly pay for themselves.

How it works
Here's a working truss rod. The adjusting nut turns on the threads without a lot of force.


The problem: The truss rod nut becomes cross-threaded, jams, or breaks off completely. The trouble is inside the cavity, out of reach.


The Relief Cutter fits over the damaged rod to remove a tiny amount of wood, revealing an unused section of truss rod.


The Thread Cutting Die cleans up damaged threads and cuts new threads on the exposed truss rod.


Add our metal spacer and reinstall the adjusting nut. This truss rod works like new.

For Gibson, Fender and more
Our set for Gibson fits the many brands that use a traditional 10-32 single-action truss rod. We have four sets for Fender, for a variety of heel-adjust and peghead-adjust necks. See the instructions for details.


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Broken truss rod? Don't scrap that neck, rescue it!

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Truss Rod Resue Set

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I purchased a vintage 1972 Gibson ES-325 recently for a very good price from a pawn shop. Upon getting it home, I discovered that someone had cross-threaded the truss nut on the rod and snapped about 1/4 inch off. After reviewing my “Guitar Players Repair Guide”, I found out about this kit. I purchased and used it ACORDING TO DIRECTIONS. Go very slow, take your time, and as instructed, back off to clean shavings, etc. worked great. My only issue is the replacement washer/bearings that are provided. The rod is a 10-32, and the washers are 10-32 in both hole and diameter and will not fit the new routed hole without a lot of pressure, which makes them “non-removable”. Once they’re in the deepened truss rod cavity, they’re not coming out. I went to a #8 washer, which fits the rod but can be removed from the hole if necessary. Otherwise, a great kit that saved a vintage guitar.

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Best tool in my workshop!

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The Truss Rod rescue kit made quick short work of a mountain of a problem! Had to rescue a 1976 Gibson Grabber neck and had absolutely no issues with this tool, without it this bass guitar would never see another stage again.

 
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