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    I did look at that link, Bill... verrry expen$ive! I think I bought mine for maybe $5 at one of those "clearance sales" in an Ace Hardware parking lot in which a 3rd party seller brings in their own imported crap to add to the tables with actual clearance items. (I just KNEW that the tool would come in handy for SOMETHING!)

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    I'm gonna stick with my old butter knife!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Moore View Post
    Steve, the added link was to a Snap-On version of the tool you have, $40 or so!
    For that price, it better come with a calendar!
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    Snap-On used to give out calendars, usually depicting beautiful girls in their underwear, (or not), doing commonplace things like working on cars using Snap-On tools.
    The customer service manager complained about one I had in my office at my power company shop. I asked her if it wasn't the same one her husband had, (he asked me to get him one). Our boss laughed, and told her if she was offended, she had no business going into my office anyway! (I'll bet that doesn't happen today!)

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    Just give her a fireman calendar and it's all good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve A. View Post
    $53.13 for this knob puller??



    Schatten Knob and Bushing Puller | stewmac.com

    I think that we could make one for under 10 bucks. I can get the clear plastic tube from the local plastic fabricator shop and for the metal jaws sheet metal stock from a hardware store could be hammered using a small vise (unless you can find something better.) The rubber cushioning on the bottom should only be needed when pulling bushings, not guitar knobs.

    As for a bushing puller I already made one of those from a PVC fitting and nuts, bolts & washers.

    Attachment 38706

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    I saw this on a amp parts site, and thought of this thread!
    You can also pull bushings with it.
    https://www.amplifiedparts.com/products/S-T263
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    Only $37. Such a deal! Plus shipping & handling, I bet.
    Why should these things cost any more than a battery terminal puller (not the same, but about the same complexity)?
    About $10 at your local auto supply store.

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    How about a vacuum knob puller?

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    I still use my antique butter knife.
    Dude, will your vacuum pump make the knob bigger?
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    Quote Originally Posted by big_teee View Post
    I still use my antique butter knife.
    Keep your eyes peeled for one of those brake tools. A definite upgrade from your butter knife... With the gentle curve it has worked perfect so far on all of the guitars I've thrown at it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Dude View Post
    How about a vacuum knob puller?

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    Go to the local auto parts store they have plastic pry bar sets used for automotive interior work, some have forked ends. Slide one under the knob put your finger on top of knob and pry the knob off. Results knob off no damage.
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