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Thread Detective for Guitars

Thread Detective for Guitars

Thread Detective for Guitars

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Thread Detective for Guitars

About This Item

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.



CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65 WARNING
WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.


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5.0

Excellent

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Verified Buyer


This set is useful for so many things beyond the guitar workbench.

5.0

everything is fine now

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Verified Buyer


I had an old mess I was putting off. After my order arrived things went pretty well and that old problem is out of here. this is the place to get the right tools for your job. Oregon Don

5.0

Thread detective

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Verified Buyer


Great tool! High quality and will identify any thread size in the limited work that I do. And it sure beats the old plastic thread gauges I used in the past!

5.0

Essential Tool!

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Verified Buyer


I looked everywhere for a thread-sizer that had everything I needed for working on guitars. This is the only tool I found that has every size I need in one location, and nothing I don’t need. Really, really useful!

5.0

These are an excellent addition to any repair technician's toolbox!

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Verified Buyer


I mostly repair brass and woodwind instruments, which use many of the same screw threads as luthiers use. This Thread Detective makes finding the right thread easy, whether determining the thread of a screw, or the thread necessary to screw into. These do work best when taken off the convenient wire cables they are shipped on, but they can be used still attached. I took them off since I often need to determine the thread of something that is still attached to an instrument. If the screw/bolt or nut can be held in your hand then these can stay conveniently on the cable. They make determining the thread of an object so simple! Every repair tech should have them!

5.0

Why did I not already have these????

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Verified Buyer


Must-have for working on things you might not know how they were built (or you forgot). I've been using a thread gauge I hand-made about 35 years ago, this is much better.
The metal cable keeps them from getting lost. And having the male and female thread checker on the same tool is great.
You need this.

4.0

Great with one flaw

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Verified Buyer


As some people are saying as the thread testers are attached to a cable they can be impossible to use in some situations. With the product as it is now I would need to remove them all from the cables leaving me no real way to store and organize them without crafting some solution. This was more than i wanted to deal with. They do seem high quality but this limitation made me return them fortunately Stewmac makes returns easy.

5.0

I Wish This Gizmo Was Around When I Started This Gig FIfty Years Ago...

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Verified Buyer


When faced with an unknown thread size I usually drove out to my local independent hardware store and tried fitting a range of similar sized lookin' nuts until BINGO, I found the one that fit smoothly. Solving the mystery with Thread Detective is a huge time saver and will fast forward your understanding of the thread sizes commonly found in guitars and amps too!
Steve Melkisethian/Angela Instruments/www.angela.com

5.0

A REAL TIME SAVER

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Verified Buyer


Excellent Product. VERY Helpful.

5.0

Works perfectly.  Helps you know exactly what size screws & bolts to buy.

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Verified Buyer


I bought this to be able to do studio repairs as well as getting replacement parts right on guitars. I had to retap a hole for a thumb screw in a fairly expensive boom mic stand. I was able to measure and get the right thumb screw replacement using this. It's been very helpful to eliminate guess work on screw and bolt sizes when I need them. Works like a champ...

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