Sharkskin: aggressive cut without deep scratches

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Erick Coleman used to treasure his old Sandvik Sharkskin scraps since they went out of production. But no longer! The new StewMac version is now available, and better than ever.

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[on-screen text reads: StewMac tools + ideas for guitarmaking]

Sharkskin is back!

Erick Coleman: One of the most frequent product requests we've received over the last few years is to bring back the old Sandvik Sharkskin. They made it up until the late '90s, or maybe the early 2000s or something like that, and then they discontinued it. This stuff became so scarce that in our own repair shops, we started hiding our little scraps. We cherished them. We didn't want anybody else to use them. I personally would hide them from my shop mate so he wouldn't work them into his own toolbox or whatever.

These three pieces here, that's all I had forever. Boy, if I couldn't find those, I would be really upset. So over the last couple years, we've worked to come up with a new version of the Sharkskin that we feel is equal or even a little better than the original stuff [on-screen text reads: Thin metal. Sharp teeth. Smoothes like 400-Grit]. Glue removal is one of the main things that we like to use the Sharkskin for [on-screen text reads: Guitar Repair Magnet -]. A little bit of squeeze out along the side of a brace that needs to be removed, or a neck joint. For profiling, woodworking on a guitar neck smooth out tooling marks. Cut it into any shape, bend it into any shape. Whatever you need to use it for, you can use it. Sharkskin is back.



Erick Coleman

StewMac Senior Technical Advisor

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