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Hammer with plastic and brass faces

Item # 4895
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$24.79

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7/8" Replacement plastic face

Item # 4896
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7/8" Replacement brass face

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Fretting Hammer

About This Item

Our well-balanced dual-face hammer has become a standard tool for fretwork.

The aluminum head is threaded for two replaceable striking surfaces: a low-dent plastic flat face with smooth edges, and a brass convex face that's radiused for installing frets. Sturdy hardwood handle.

Head striking surface diameter 7/8" (22.23mm)
Overall length of the head 2-3/4" (69.85mm)
Handle length 9-1/2" (241.30mm)

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. 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.


Video

Trade Secrets!

Trade Secrets!

How to use a Fret Hammer

A fret hammer was one of the first lutherie tools Erick Coleman ever bought, and it's still an essential in his shop. In this issue of Trade Secrets, he shows how to use it.

Instructions

Product Instructions

How to hammer frets

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

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5.0

A comfortable fret hammer

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After having this hammer for several years I received a gift of a fret hammer from another supplier. I tried the new hammer once and came back to this one. It is just the right size for me and I love that StewMac offers replacement faces. The head has gotten loose and needed attention a couple of times but it is still hands down my favorite fret hammer.

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Perfect

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For good job on fret board, this version is more better than the new version, because the two sides are replaced.

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Perfect size and weight

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Perfect size and weight for my liking. I like the plastic face better than the brass one

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Fretting hammer

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Great handling, pleasure to use. The two way hammer option is a fantastic design. Highly recommend to any one embarking on fret work.

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Cute little hammer

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Just the right weight and balance for the job.

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hammer

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the hammer is just the right size, and works great

5.0

Works Wonders

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I'm finally able to fix my guitars! Thanks so much for making this website simple and the tools ample.

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Great size

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Perfect size and weight for fret jobs.

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fret hammer of the gods

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does a good job of seating frets
replaceable brass & plastic heads

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100% hammer

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nice. kung kasabot mo sa akong gi type! sure ko malingaw mo ug basa. "chada" kayo ni na martelyo para sa fret job!

MAAyo ang Dios!

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