Best tool for minor-but-crucial pickguard work?

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Best tool for minor-but-crucial pickguard work?

Post by peterherman » Thu Nov 19, 2020 2:09 pm

I have a B/W/B guard on which I need to enlarge the pickup routes by like...1-2mm. Not even all the way around the cutout either.
Is a mini router/Dremel type tool the best thing for this? I was thinking a file and/or a razor blade, but that is taking FOREVER to make any progress.

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Re: Best tool for minor-but-crucial pickguard work?

Post by Bradley-Jazz » Thu Nov 19, 2020 2:18 pm

If it was me, I’d stick with the file and blade and take the time. It’s too easy to take too much off with a dremel and ruin the guard. At least it is for me...
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Re: Best tool for minor-but-crucial pickguard work?

Post by HarlowTheFish » Thu Nov 19, 2020 3:23 pm

Yeah I'd stick with the file. Sure, it takes longer, but it takes even longer (and costs more) to have to get a new pickguard and do it all over again but slower.

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Re: Best tool for minor-but-crucial pickguard work?

Post by HNB » Thu Nov 19, 2020 4:00 pm

File or sandpaper around a small block is what I would do. Dremel can take off too much easily.
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