Liner Needle Jig
A simple plastic jig that is used to hold your needles in a basic round formation while you tack the ends. Gouping holes are 3, 5, 7 &14 based on #12 needles. You can use bug pins but obviously you can fit more #10 or #8 bug pins in a hole than you can #12's.
DISCLAIMER: These jigs are for getting needle groupings tacked together in proper formation. All other soldering needs to be done off of the jigs. I always thought that this was obvious and did not need to be said but these are made of plastic and will melt when exposed to extreme heat.
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after seeing what i got, I'm a little disappointed, this same thing could be achieved in a block of wood, and thus cheep and replaceable or brass so that will last a little longer. the plastic melts because of dripping solder and you probably won't be able to use it forever.
I am sorry that you had a bad experience with my product. I have been selling these for more than 15 years without problem and many people still tell me that they have theirs from back then. We will be contacting you to see about product replacement for you. I do not include instructions with the product because we only sell to professionals and assume that they know how to make needles. These days that may not be the case but it generally was back when I started the company. Explanations: Once the needles are all touching the inner face below the hole you hold the jig at an angle while tapping the side to gather the needles together in alignment. Then lightly tack the back ends of the needles together and move on the next step of soldering the needles to the bar. Once on the bar you can finish the solder along the middle of the needles while loose for round shader needles or with the points in a tightening jig for liner needles. I just put a disclaimer on the product page about plastic melting with extreme heat. I always thought that part was common sense but I guess that I was wrong. Please also do not put it in a small child's mouth because it is a choking hazard. ~Marc