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StewMac Guitar Repair Magnet Set

StewMac Guitar Repair Magnet Set

StewMac Guitar Repair Magnet Set

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StewMac Guitar Repair Magnet Set

About This Item

Attractive solutions to tricky repair jobs! Make custom repair cauls, magnetize pickups, and more. See the video for tips!

As guitar repairman Dan Erlewine has discovered, "magnets are tools and they have lots of uses!" Repair shops are constantly finding inventive new ways to use them.

For example, magnets can be attached to (or inlaid in) clamping cauls for easy alignment with steel clamp jaws—a great help when aligning patches for repairing cracks, or when regluing a bridge.

An exterior magnet will move a second magnet inside a guitar where your arm can't reach: wrap the inner one in a damp cloth to clean glue squeeze-out, or attach self-adhesive sandpaper to remove dried glue.

For building or repairing guitar pickups, you can use a 1" pair to magnetize a pickup or change its polarity. Single-coil Kit Instructions tell you how.

This versatile little kit contains two 1/2" (12.70mm) and two 1" (25.40mm) round nickel-plated magnets. Each is 1/8" (3.18mm) thick, with a center mounting hole that's countersunk on both sides for handy attachment to clamping cauls.

Also included are two Magnet Handles that make picking up, positioning and separating these powerful magnets a whole lot easier. Based on an idea by Al Rorick in our R&D shop, they're made of knurled brass, 1-3/16" long, with attachment screw. Each handle holds one or two magnets, as needed.

Here's a tip: Always use protective paper on the outside of a guitar when sliding a magnet over it.

Warning: These are seriously strong magnets, made of rare earth neodymium boride. The Guinness Book of Records lists this as the world's most magnetic substance, ten times stronger than the ceramic magnets used in modern loudspeakers. These magnets can degauss, magnetize or repolarize any ferrous or magnetic material, including guitar pickups! Keep them away from magnetic storage media such as computer discs, audio and videotapes, as well as pacemakers, computers, CRTs, TVs and watches.

KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. If magnets are swallowed, they can attach to each other and cause internal injury.


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


Video

Trade Secrets!

Trade Secrets!

How would you reach inside a guitar to do this gluing?

Dan Erlewine's got a puzzle on his hands: this guitar's center strip fell out along with the braces. These parts are meant to be glued BEFORE the guitar is assembled. How do you reach inside to do this on a completed guitar?

Helpful repair magnet gizmo, and 1970s Earthwood Bass!

Ouch! Ouch! Ouch! These repair magnets snapped together with a CLACK!, drawing blood from Dan Erlewine's finger just as he was about to show his gizmo for avoiding pinched fingers and separating stacked magnets! Also, Dan explains a radical bracing change on an original Earthwood acoustic bass guitar.

Instructions

Product Instructions

How To Use Guitar Repair Magnets

These powerful Guitar Repair Magnets can serve a number of different functions in the shop.

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5.0

Repair magnets

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Verified Buyer


Very strong, very handy did I say very strong! I bought the set the small and large make it easy to clamp a cleat where needed on a top side or bottom where it is tough to clamp, love these handy magnets. Side note find your studs in a sheet rocked wall the magnet will stick to the wall where there is a sheet rock nail.

3.0

powerful but

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Verified Buyer


bought this to reenergize old '50s pickups. worked great and would've been easier to handle if it came with the caul handles, which it didn't.

5.0

Usable strength

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Verified Buyer


For years, I have used nickel sized magnets for holding cleats. Not many days after purchasing the repair magnets from Stewmac, I had a crack repair to work on. I like the strength of the larger ones. After aligning the crack the magnets held the alignment while the glue set. I think this is just the tip of the iceberg.

I am glad I made this purchase.

5.0

Great tool

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Verified Buyer


Love these, strongest ive seen!!

5.0

Really powerful!

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Verified Buyer


Awesome little magnets. Very strong. Be careful, when I put the handles on the 1” magnets to try them out the attraction was so strong they slammed together with enough force to actually break. No fault of the magnets, they are just incredibly strong. Stewart MacDonald’s customer service is head and shoulders above anybody out there. Just simply the best, thanks guys.

5.0

Stronger than...well...ANYTHING!

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Verified Buyer


My lutherie mentor showed me these and I've found a number of uses including holding a cracked flattop top flat (say that fast three times!) while being clamped from the sides.

5.0

Better than I expected

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Verified Buyer


I needed this for a crack repair...I have since used it to hold strips of veneer in place and it was a great third hand...Ordering from Canada has gotten very expensive but this was still a good buy for me...Magnets are very strong...

5.0

nice tools

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although i don't have these i've used magnets for holding tools etc too...

one more recent uses is to place a very small magnet at the end of the "fretboard shield" while buffing the frets with fine steel wool to catch all those pesky fibers...

my version is two feeler gauges taped together allowing the fret exposure and protecting the fingerboard with a little refrigerator magnet at one end...

all the excess fibers end up in a nice clump of fuzziness that's easily removed and discarded.
jp

3.0

Didn't work out

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Verified Buyer


I bought this set to try and thin the inside of a tenor guitar that I made with the top a little too thick. The magnets weren't strong enough to pull even a small piece of sandpaper through the top.

My own fault but not the right tool for that job.

Response from StewMac


We're very sorry the StewMac Guitar Repair Magnet Set wasn't right for your project.

If you would like to speak with our Customer Support Team about a refund for this product, feel free to give us a call at 1-800-848-2273. We look forward to helping you with this.

5.0

Handy little magnets all around

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Verified Buyer


I bought those for magnetizing pickup polepieces. I built a sliding jig, like a small drawer, to be able to slip the assembled pickup between the magnets, and it works like a wonder. In quantities, they should serve as clamps (Specially for acoustic guitar repairs). They can be stacked for concentrating "power" in the same spot. It'd be nice to have clear markings for south and north in the pieces.

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