Spend less time filing fret ends! This is the best tool for trimming the ends off fretwire. A Stewart-MacDonald exclusive, our custom-made steel cutter has improved features you won't find on hardware store nippers.
The jaws are specially hardened for fret work, and they're profiled and flush-ground to cut the wire close to the fretboard. The result is a cleaner cut without pulling the wire, so you'll need to do less filing. Longer rubber-coated handles allow better access to the frets over a guitar body.
1" (25.4mm) jaw width, 8" (203.20mm) length.
Not recommended for use with stainless-steel fretwire.
Essential for fretting
is one of seven tools included in our Essential Fretting Tool Kit, a compilation of tools you'll need for the fundamentals of fret work. Kit also includes our book, Fretwork Step By Step by Erick Coleman with Dan Erlewine.