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Bridge Heater and Fingerboard Iron

Bridge Heater and Fingerboard Iron

Bridge Heater and Fingerboard Iron

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Bridge Heater and Fingerboard Iron

About This Item

Softens glue to aid removal! Applies heat to a guitar fingerboard extension or bridge to soften the glue joint.

This 2-7/8" x 2" x 1" aluminum hand iron is designed to be heated on your hot plate to 250 degrees F. (See our Surface Thermometer.) The iron's underside is radiused and relieved for over-the-body frets on Martin and Gibson guitars having 14 frets to the body. The frets need not be removed.

The wooden handle is positioned over the fretboard, giving you room to work with a removal knife to help break the glue bond. The edges of the iron are radiused for efficiently transferring heat to an acoustic guitar bridge.

This product is made exclusively for Stewart-MacDonald by



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5.0

Takes a long time to warm up

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This was used to remove and replace a bridge. It works quite well for that purpose but was surprised how long it took to warm up to the correct temp (250 degrees). That said it also meant it retains its heat for a long time as its a large block of metal. I heated it using a hot plate and had a laser temperature scanner to confirm it was at the correct heat, which I strongly recommend. Have not yet used it for a neck reset.

5.0

A must in the shop

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Verified Buyer


If you plan on doing any guitar neck removal then this tool is a must. This will last forever, when I used it the first time I knew I had made a good investment price may seem a little high but I still think it is a good value.

3.0

Not much bang for the buck.

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I've only used this to remove a bridge so far. It worked well but not $85. worth.
15 or 20 dollars would have been a much more realistic price.

5.0

better than what I was using

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Verified Buyer


I was using an old iron and had to be careful not to touch the finish. This is more accurate and compound with less possibility of an accident. I don't know why I didn't buy one before now but I'm glad I did.

5.0

Amazing tool

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I was very concerned about damaging the guitar top. Took my time, kept the heater at 250 degrees and it worked like a charm. Not a mark in the instrument. A very easy and successful fix.

5.0

Does its job

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Verified Buyer


Thanks

5.0

This is a great heating device for luthiers.

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Verified Buyer


This is an essential tool for loosening fingerboard extensions and bridges. Combined with a heat source and a modern infra-red thermometer, it does an excellent job of loosening delicate parts.

5.0

Waited too long!

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Verified Buyer


Every time I've removed a bridge or fingerboard, I would wistfully think... "gee, what about one of those StewMac heating irons?" I finally got one and now the only question is why I waited so darned long! This is a an excellent value and a tool to be used over & over again. A real home run!

5.0

Useful, easy and fun.

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Verified Buyer



I started using this tool because I had to replace an old bridge of the guitar to a friend of mine. Following the advice that its precise Stewart-McDonald gave me, I made this delicate operation with such unexpected success and ease, I'm starting to look around for other guitars on which to operate, being so much fun!
Joking aside, I highly recommend this tool, together with the thermometer and the spatula, the key to success.













5.0

It does the job.

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Verified Buyer


As a beginner at guitar repair I was nervous about removing the bridge on the guitar. I purchased the Bridge Heater and Fingerboard Iron along with the surface thermometer and was very careful to maintain the proper temperature. Very slowly, carefully, and methodically I was able to remove the bridge and all went well. It does the job but you must be very patient.

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