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Fret/Fingerboard Levelers 8" length

8" length

Item # 4577
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$41.88

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Fret/Fingerboard Levelers 16" length

16" length

Item # 4578
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$54.44

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Fret/Fingerboard Levelers 24" length

24" length

Item # 4579
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$85.45

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Fret/Fingerboard Levelers

About This Item

Precision-ground for flatness.
Fast, accurate leveling tools for the pro shop.

Each heavyweight rectangular 1" x 2" steel tube is precision-ground for flatness on the narrow sides. Attach abrasive to quickly level frets or level an unfretted fingerboard. The tool's edges are smooth to prevent gouging.

Available in three lengths, to level any fingerboard.

Roger Sadowsky, ace builder and repairman, wrote us to say:
"I have been leveling fingerboards and frets for 30 years and thought I was pretty set in my ways. However, I have recently tried the 16" steel levelers (#4578) and man, talk about teaching an old dog new tricks! My fingerboards have never been better, and they work much better than files for leveling frets. Thank you again, StewMac!!!"

Cut and stick!
3M Stikit Gold Paper Self-adhesive Abrasives are the right width for our leveling and radius sanding tools. Attach 80 through 220-grits for radiusing and leveling the fingerboard, and 220 through 400-grits for leveling the frets.

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.


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5.0

This is what you need for a perfect fretjob!

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it's very easy to work with, it's very accurate and the weight of a beam is perfect. 24'' length is best for basses but also good for guitars so if you want to have only one beam for everything this is the best choice!

5.0

Great Tool!

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Brings my fretwork to a new level!

5.0

Works great

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I got the 16" and the 24" years ago. I found I use the 24" on guitars as well as bass's. It hits the ends of the fingerboard at the same time and takes care of the ramping that happens at the end of some fingerboards. I use them everyday.

5.0

Excellent Product

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I was impressed by the weight. It makes for a steady platform for sanding your frets! Great product!

5.0

I like the quality and the weight.

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I bought this for fret leveling, but I am finding other sanding jobs it works great for. I am going to get the 8" one for smaller jobs. Really great quality.

5.0

Takes the guesswork out of levelling frets!

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After using the fret press to install the fretwire, a few passes with this beam using each grit and perfect fretwork.

When I say perfect, I mean level within 0.0015"!!!

5.0

Papa T's Cigar box gtrs.

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This was exactly what I was missing for my gtr's, finally able to do an awesome fret job with a perfectly level neck and fret board. Don't hesitate!!!

5.0

Great tool that works but need in shorter lengths

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Easy to use but would like to see a short 4 inch length for spot leveling.

5.0

Great addition!

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This leveler works great to get a level fretboard. A must have in your tool box!

5.0

Many uses for this tool

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I come from an old school background where we made all our own tools. This job was done with various length files. The beam does the job quickly and effortlessly.

I had to plug a hacked recessed tremolo route to convert back to its original Fender style bridge. I played up on the factory seams to hide the repair, but the area was very large. I used the 16" beam with various papers applied to the sides of the bar to level the patch. It came out perfect. Way flatter than the old way of doing it with sanding blocks.

I have found all sort of uses for this bar. I wouldn't even know where to begin with the alternate uses I have found. Grab one and don't be afraid to experiment. This one can take it!

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StewMac PDF Catalog, page 10 See Fret/Fingerboard Levelers
on page 10 of our StewMac Digital Catalog