String Ferrule Installation Tool Demo

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Installing string ferrules cleanly has always been tricky. Dan Erlewine shows just how easy the String Ferrule Installation Tool makes it.

Video Transcription

[on-screen text reads: Stewart-MacDonald - String Ferrule Installation Tool]

Dan Erlewine: I'm installing string ferrules in this gray sparkle finish Tele style guitar. String ferrules are steel inserts that press into the body to hold the ball in, so the strings on this style of a setup. Getting six of these ferrules to go in at right angles to the body isn't an easy job if you're trying to use a hammer. So I love using a drill press and the installation tool to do the job [on-screen text reads: String Ferrule Installation Tool - Install ferrules with ease].

It fits the flange mount ferrules like you see here, as well as flush mount ferrules, and it's double-ended. If you look on this end, it's got a different size pin and a slight chamfer that fits these little top mount string ferrules [on-screen text reads: String-thru Top Ferrules at StewMac], which are very common today. Each end of the tool has an index pin that keeps the ferrule centered and square to the work as you press it in. It's a great tool. It's a ferrule tool.



Dan Erlewine

Guitar Repairman and Builder

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