Deadblow Fretting Hammer

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More efficient no-bounce fret installation. We fitted this durable hammer with a machined brass convex face especially for fretwork.

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Deadblow Fretting Hammer

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Deadblow Fretting Hammer

Erick Coleman shows how the shot-filled deadblow head is ideal for fretwork. The way this hammer transfers energy to the fret makes fretwork faster.

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More efficient no-bounce fret installation. We fitted this durable hammer with a machined brass convex face especially for fretwork.

The shock-absorbing shot-filled head won't bounce like a regular hammer, so it transfers more energy directly to the fret. This helps seat the wire more firmly, with fewer hammer blows and less chance of the fret springing back.

Overall length: 9-1/2" (241.3mm)
Striking surface diameter: 13/16" (20.64mm)
Weight: 1/2 lb. (.2268 kg)

Durable steel-reinforced handle.

Essential for fretting
This item 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.

Works on stainless frets, too!
All of our tools are suitable for use on stainless-steel fretwire, with the exception of our Fret Tang Nippers and Fret Cutters. Modern stainless-steel fretwire is known to be harder than the traditional nickel-silver blends, but our own shop experience indicates the wire does not cause premature wear of files or sandpapers.

Product Instructions

How to hammer frets

Gene Imbody explains the basics of installing frets using a fretting hammer.

Ratings & Reviews

Deadblow Fretting Hammer

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Deadblow Hammer

By KL from Christchurch, New Zealand
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, December 16, 2010

This tool, which after using engineering deadblow hammers, surprises you with its small size but is very effective. The price is not too bad and the feel is nice. Just let the weight of the hammer do the work instead of swinging with force!

Fretting Hammer

By A. Scott from Tulsa OK
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Nice hammer. I tried it out on a banjo fret job and it works great! I would recommend this to anyone

Deadly blows

By Dieter Billinger from Toronot Canada
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, November 21, 2010

This is an excellent hammer in the right hands. Minimum force is needed to seat new or reseat lifting frets. A word of caution... The brass head can easily damage frets and put dents in the fingerboard unless great care is taken. A few light taps is safer than a forceful hit.

Deadblow Fretting Hammer

By DocDick from Sandy, UT
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, September 03, 2010

This is a right down fine tapping hammer - what control. I like it better than my Japanese handmade one.

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