Fret Cutter

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Spend less time filing fret ends!
This is the best tool for trimming the ends off fretwire.

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Fret Cutter

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Fret Cutter for trimming fret ends

After installing new frets, the flush-cut jaws of a fret cutter trim the fret ends.

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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
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.

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Fret Cutter

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Really smooth

By Bruno Lobao from Brazil - Rio de Janeiro
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, August 24, 2013

Cuts tight and all, buts is not my favorite cutter.

Fret Cutters

By Javier J. Rincones from Texas
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, August 21, 2013

I was the type of person who thought to himself, "I can just use plain old wire cutters!" You can but, the work will be sloppy, These fret cutters cause you to do a much better looking professional job. I highly recommend these for your tool box if you want to build a string fretted instrument. A must have!

Clean, good cut

By Gustav from Sweden
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, June 14, 2013

Cuts the frets very nice and close to the fetboard.

a superb fret cutter

By Joe & Sharon's Music from Knoxville, TN
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, June 01, 2013

Sharon teaches classes on building mountain dulcimers so she has students with a broad range of abilities. She loves the fret cutter we bought from you. It is easy to use and leaves a reasonable burr that can be filed easily. Many thanks for making this quality tool available. Joe & Sharon

Great Cutters

By Leapin Lizard from Monument, Colorado
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, May 16, 2013

These cutters were perfect for a recent refret job - very well made and easy to use.

Cut very Well

By Carlos Giron from Ny
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Short incredible and the design is very special for this job, I recommend it.


By Gibby from Sydney, Australia
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, April 28, 2013

I used to use a small set of bolt cutters, and then I bought these... you will not go wrong. It really sped up my frettin'.

Fret Cutter

By rockwood from netherlands
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, April 03, 2013

The best Cutter I've used by far!

Fret Nipper

By fullwedge from Cornwall on Hudson, NY
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, March 25, 2013

Well made, essential tool.

Smooth and sharp

By Kim from Longmont, CO 
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, January 26, 2013

Cuts the ends off like butter without distorting the shape of the fret A++++

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