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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:37 pm 
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I don't have a great deal of occasion to tighten the nut on 1/4" jacks. But what do you use/recommend? The Jack the Gripper took looks great but seems like too much money to me.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:41 am 
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I use a wrench and to hold the center usually there is a hole you can use a small nail, allen wrench or what ever
not too difficult

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:43 pm 
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Though I dont' have better knowledge using tightening tool. But you can with the tool as the OP said already. All the best!

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:14 pm 
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I don't see a hole to use a nail or allen wrench. Mebbe we're talking about two different things?


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:05 am 
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This looks really straightforward to me. Pull out the two screws, hold the back of the jack securely, and tighten the nut. Then put it back together. That's how the installation was done in the first place. On a good day whoever did the original installation left enough of a service loop in the wiring to allow the jack to be pulled away from the body.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:29 am 
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That's not a typical jack picture. The hard ones are installed through the end block of an acoustic, and for these, the Gripper is a cool tool if you do enough of them. I have never done it myself, but watched my daughter use the Gripper in her shop.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:34 pm 
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phavriluk wrote:
This looks really straightforward to me. Pull out the two screws, hold the back of the jack securely, and tighten the nut. Then put it back together. That's how the installation was done in the first place. On a good day whoever did the original installation left enough of a service loop in the wiring to allow the jack to be pulled away from the body.


That solves some confusion, along with what Ed shared. The Gripper isn't designed for solid body electrics but for acoustics, etc.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:55 am 
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Frank Ford gave me one when he started making them and they do grab this
most jacks come with through holes now

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