Snake Brand(TM) and PacBay Guides and Tip-Tops

Snake Brand

We stock black nickel finish Snake Brand(TM) guides and their black nickel tip tops. These premium guides feature a fine wire, nicely shaped feet with a flat foot bottom.

Pac Bay

The following guides are offered for those wishing to finish out our Patriot or Signature Series blanks or for your own building efforts. Guides and tip tops are available in hard chrome, black, or black titanium coated. Matching chrome and titanium coated black stripping guides are available in 8, 9 and 10 mm. sizes.

Chrome Guides & Tip-Tops

Chrome Snakes & Tip-Tops

Black Guides & Tip-Tops

Titanium Oxide Guides and Tip-Tops

These guides are supplied with feet that need to be touched up by the builder.

Agate Strippers by Perfect

Perfect Agate Stripper Guides, J.D. Wagner, Agent

NEW! We are proud to announce we are now carrying agate stripping guides by Perfect. These are gorgeous and super high quality, with polished nickel silver frames, beautifully formed feet and presented just like the jewelry they are.

We are carrying them in 8,9 and 10mm sizes and in red, amber and coffee colors. Price is $28 plus shipping.

Agate Strippers by Struble(TM)

We carry agate strippers now made by Struble in sizes 8, 9 and 10mm. The agate strippers come in a variety of sizes and feature beautifully cut agate rings and hand-wrought nickle silver frames.

Snake(TM) brand agate strippers

Prices

Snake Brand Black Nickel Snake Guides, sizes available, 4-2/0. Each $1.95

Snake Brand Tip Tops, Black Nickel. sizes available 3.5-5.5. Each $2.85 plus shipping.

PacBay Chrome Guides, sizes available, 4-2/0.  Each .75, 100 for $60 plus shipping

PacBay Black Guides, sizes available, 4-2/0.  Each .75, 100 for $60 plus shipping

PacBay Titanium Guides, sizes available, 4-2/0.  Each 2.25, 100 for $200 plus shipping

PacBay Chrome Tip Tops, sizes available 3.5-7.0 Each $1.50 plus shipping

PacBay Black Tip Tops, sizes available 3.5-7.0 $1.50 plus shipping

PacBay Titanium Tip Tops, sizes available 3.5-7.0 $3.15 plus shipping

Pac Bay Hard Chrome Strippers, Available in 8, 9, and 10 mm. sizes. Each $2.00 plus shipping.

Pac Bay Titanium Black Strippers, Available in 8, 9, and 10 mm. sizes. Each $3.50 plus shipping.

Struble Agate Strippers,  Available in 8, 9 and 10mm in red and amber hues. Each $30.80 plus shipping

Perfect Agate Strippers, Available in 8, 9 and 10mm in red, amber and coffee. Each $28 plus shipping.

Tip-Top Needle File

Tip-Top Needle File

This is a very handly shop accessory. Tip-tops, as supplied, have a burr at the open end that makes the opening smaller then the real inside diameter of the tube. This means that the rodbuilder must spend extra time filing the end of the rod section to allow the tip to clear this constriction, thereby making the tip smaller then necessary. Just a few strokes with this file will clean off the burr and rough up the inner surface of the tube for better bonding. It is also invaluable in restoration work for cleaning out old glue and debris in old tip-tops. Price is $6.75 plus shipping.

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