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StewMac Crack Repair Tools

StewMac Crack Repair Tools

StewMac Crack Repair Tools Complete Set

Complete Set

Item # 6270
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$113.86

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StewMac Crack Repair Tools Crack Clamp

Crack Clamp

Item # 6271
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$31.25

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StewMac Crack Repair Tools Cleat Cutter

Cleat Cutter

Item # 6272
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$45.61

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StewMac Crack Repair Tools Air Gun

Air Gun

Item # 6273
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$10.59

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StewMac Crack Repair Tools Suction Cup

Suction Cup

Item # 6274
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$4.10

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StewMac Crack Repair Tools Pin Vise

Pin Vise

Item # 6275
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$5.14

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StewMac Crack Repair Tools Wire

Wire

Item # 6276
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$19.71

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StewMac Crack Repair Tools Clamp Tie Block

Clamp Tie Block

Item # 6277
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$3.07

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StewMac Crack Repair Tools

About This Item

Fixes the nastiest cracks!
A cracked guitar side is a difficult fix, especially when the sides of the split are uneven. Here's how to pull a crack together and glue it neatly and permanently.

1. Close the crack
Our Crack Clamp uses a guitar tuner on a smooth polyethylene base. With strong thin wire, it winches the crack shut. The polyethylene won't scratch guitars, and glue doesn't stick to it.

2. Glue a perfect wooden cleat
Something new to the world of lutherie is our hardened steel Cleat Cutter. It creates perfectly round patching cleats from any wood you choose. Each cleat has a center hole for the Crack Clamp's wire. Put glue on the cleat and tighten the crack closed for a neat, professional repair.

Pump glue into the crack
Send glue deep into the crack by using the air gun with your compressor. Gentle pressure (about 10psi) does the trick.

For very long cracks, use more than one Crack Clamp at the same time.

Complete set includes:
Crack Clamp
Cleat Cutter
Air Gun (standard 1/4" NPT thread for air hose)
Suction Cup
Pin Vise
Wire
Clamp Tie Block



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StewMac Crack Repair Tool Instructions

Repair cracks in tops and sides of an acoustic guitar.

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5.0

Works great

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Verified Buyer


Easy to use. good system for cleating.
The only thing I think that could be improved is not using a slotted string winder, just a standard one with a hole would IMO work better. Otherwise a great invention

5.0

Simple concept that works well

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Verified Buyer


The tuner clamps are a must in you tool box for guitar repair. Simplifies and improves crack and ding repair on acoustics and hollow bodies. The cleat cutter is also well worth having and is a good quality cutter. Recommend having 3-4 of the clamps for large body or top crack repairs.

1.0

Airgun and suction cup damage a 3000$ Taylor!

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Verified Buyer


The metal part of the tip pokes through the rubber suction cup contacting the top. When you've got glue covering the crack you can't tell that you are damaging the top until it's too late! Thanks Stew Mac for marketing this incredibly Dangerous tool. What a joke!! Buyer beware.

Response from StewMac


Hi Nathan,

Thank you for sharing your honest feedback with us, we genuinely appreciate that. We are sorry to hear that the StewMac Crack Repair Tools did not work for you as expected. We have sent you an email so that we can work on making this right. Just reply to that message when you get a chance and our customer service team will take care of everything. We look forward to hearing back from you and can't thank you enough for this helpful feedback.

5.0

Truly a great tool

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Verified Buyer


This is a great tool that every one repairing a crack should have. I see a lot of cracked instruments and go to extreme lengths to fix some of them. This tool has made crack repair simple.

3.0

Great system except for the slot end tuning machines

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Verified Buyer


I'm an experienced repair guy and have been using a similar set of shop-made cranks to repair cracks. This set of tools includes some great additions to my own kit and works very well once you have your process worked out and are familiar with how the setup works. However, as other reviewers have noted, the slot end tuners are very frustrating to use because it is nearly impossible to keep the wire on the shaft when tightening the clamps. I bought two clamps to add to my shop-made set, and replaced the tuners with those having a hole in the shaft. (I had to drill out the body of the new clamps to fit the new tuners.)

Once I made this modification, the set works great. The brass tie blocks are vastly superior to my old method of using ball ends from old strings to anchor the crack inside the guitar. The glue pump is great when you need to force glue inside a tight crack. The cleat cutter is great! I made enough mahogany cleats to glue many guitars in 30 minutes, they are the perfect size. And the pin vise idea to use a piece of wire is ingenious, glad I thought of it! :-P

I'd give this five stars, but the tuner issue and related correction cost more time and money, so three stars it is. Still worth getting, I used it to repair a long side crack in a vintage Martin and am very happy with the results.

3.0

Good idea that needs some refinement.

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Verified Buyer


The air pump to get the glue in is fine. The wire puller should have a a hole instead of a slot- very tough to get the wire on.-I made a little Delrin sleeve to hold the wire in place. The patch cutter works fine.

5.0

Air gun

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Verified Buyer


Great little devise for getting glue into small cracks. Just the right tool !

4.0

Has some draw backs

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Verified Buyer


First, I wish there had been detailed instructions that came with the tools. The video on the web site was not in enough detail. Also the crack I had was right along one of the fan braces so the disk from the router could not be used and the crack clamp did not work in that location.
So if the crack is far enough from a brace it would probably work well.

5.0

Repair tools

By

Verified Buyer


Works great, customer very happy with repair.

5.0

Airgun and suction cup did the trick

By

Verified Buyer


It forced the Titebond glue in the entire crack.

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