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Old 01-20-2020, 06:35 AM
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Tightening the nut of the jack on a Fender Strat. Seen a few from Stewmac, etc., but was interested in tool suggestions from forum members. What do you use? Thanks for any replies.
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Old 01-20-2020, 08:22 AM
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I don't know the layout of that jack but I just use needle nose pliers. A better tool for me would be a nut drive.

Shouldn't be all that difficult to achieve.
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Old 01-20-2020, 08:32 AM
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I own StewMac's Jack the Gripper and find it fantastic for the job on all my guitars and amps. I reviewed it on my little site, HERE.


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I own StewMac's Jack the Gripper and find it fantastic for the job on all my guitars and amps. I reviewed it on my little site, HERE.


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Thanks for the tip Bob! It’s on order and will cover my Strat, Tele, and Ibanez semi-hollow.
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Tightening the nut of the jack on a Fender Strat. Seen a few from Stewmac, etc., but was interested in tool suggestions from forum members. What do you use? Thanks for any replies.
Pliers.

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I own StewMac's Jack the Gripper and find it fantastic for the job on all my guitars and amps. I reviewed it on my little site, HERE.


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Excellent review, thanks.

Do know what size socket for a strat?
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Excellent review, thanks.

Do know what size socket for a strat?

Just saw a video online that states an 1/2” socket is required.
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Just saw a video online that states an 1/2” socket is required.
Excellent.
Thanks.
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If it is a hex nut then any correct size nut driver will work.

If it is a knurled nut then this one is best.

https://www.stewmac.com/Luthier_Tool...ch_Wrench.html

I was a electronics tech before retiring, We had one in our special tool locker along with every other kind of driver ever made.
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Old 01-21-2020, 10:19 AM
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Excellent review, thanks.

Do know what size socket for a strat?
I'm glad it was useful! See the reply above.


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