How can I tighten the jack on a 335 style (Tokai)?

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  1. big jilm

    big jilm Supporting Member

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    Hey, y'all. I hava a slightly loose jack on my Tokai es60 (335 copy). I can't get behind it to hold the jack itself while I tighten the nut... what can I do to get it tightened up?
     
  2. OlAndrew

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    Luthier's Mercantile has a neat little tool for that, it expands inside the jack.

    Me, I'm a rude beast, I take a flat-blade screwdriver and wedge the blade firmly in the jack and tighten. Might want drop 9only a drop) of crazy glue on the threads once it's snug.
     
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    Oh! The screwdriver doesn't damage the Jack?
     
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    You could also take a pair of tweezers and bend the ends at 90° outwards. Make sure the bends are small enough that they can still go through the jack. Hold the Jack socket tight with the tweezers in your left hand and tighten the nut with the appropriate spanner or wrench with your right.
     
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