rich menga books search contact

***Secret FSR Fender guitars? Yes, they exist, and they're right here

Amazon links are affiliated. Learn more.

Is a drill bit peg winder for guitar string installation really a good idea?

drill bit peg winder

Using one of these can quickly lead to disaster if used incorrectly.

The drill bit peg winder is a real thing and you can buy one right now if you want to as it is cheap, and if you do, there are a few things you need to know about using one of these things.

You must use a drill that can operate at a SLOW speed.

If you try to use a drill on high speed to wind a guitar string with using this bit, you're an idiot. You can seriously damage your guitar in multiple ways by doing that.

You must use something lightweight.

Don't use a full size drill. Use a simple, lightweight, battery powered screwdriver such as the Black & Decker AS6NG. Small, cheap, light in the hand and easy to move around, especially when using on tuners that are both sides of a guitar headstock. Yes, this is a very basic cordless screwdriver that runs at a slow speed - which is exactly what you need here.

An example of what not to use would be the Black & Decker LDX120C. Great drill, but totally inappropriate for use with a peg winder bit. Too big, too heavy.

You still have to perform the first loop by hand.

The drill can't do everything. Don't grab it until you have the first string loop feed through the tuner. Specifically, I mean the string is fed through where one entire revolution has been completed, and the string is resting on the post under the first loop and ready for the next so it winds correctly when you apply the powered drill.

No matter how much one would like the drill be able to do everything, it can't. You will still have to feed in that first loop by hand and there's just no way around that.

"What about the Ernie Ball Power Peg Pro?"

This tool totally works, but I only have one problem with it. It's more expensive than the bit and Black & Decker AS6NG combined.

But then again, it is cheap and totally qualifies as one-tool solution with no parts to lose since it's all one piece. For some of you, that's the perfect tool for the job.

📰Get Rich's newsletter to be notified of new articles

Best ZOOM R8 tutorial book
highly rated, get recording quick!

⭐ Recent Posts

Boss RC-5 Loop Station Guitar Looper PedalWill looper drums ever not suck?
It is amazing that this problem still exists.

The best looking Dean Z I've ever seen
This is an example of when Dean does the Z right.

Black Sabbath - Black SabbathMy favorite Black Sabbath track from their first album
It's not what you think it is.

Epiphone Prophecy Les PaulA secret of the Epiphone Prophecy Les Paul hiding in plain sight
It's right in front of your face and you probably didn't even notice it

Fender Player MustangShorter scale guitars with the most bang for the buck
You can go short without spending too much nor getting something too cheap.

🔥 Popular Posts 🔥

Boss RC-5 Loop Station Guitar Looper PedalWill looper drums ever not suck?
It is amazing that this problem still exists.

Casio F-91WCasio F-91W cheat sheet
A quick guide on how to set the time, date and a few other tips and tricks.

Casio A700WThe one reason why you should buy a Casio A700W
All F91W type watches should be this good.

Casio G-SHOCK GWM5610All atomic watches are saved... for now
There will come a time when buying a watch with atomic time sync functionality will be completely pointless.

Fender EsquireThe 5 types of guitars you should never buy
Some guitars that exist where the day after you buy them, you know you've made a mistake.

Gibson MarauderGibson's "Norlin era" electric guitars
Norlin era Gibsons are some of the worst guitars Gibson ever made. Find out why.

Ibanez AR420List of 24.75" scale length guitars and other shorter models
24.75" scale electric guitars and other models down to the 24.0" scale.