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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fret cutter

By Steeve Rock from L+¬vis, Qu+¬bec, Canada
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Nice cut! but unfortunately, not made for hard fret fire. do the trick for soft wire and many "wire-like" cuting such as strings and electronic wire

A Must have

By Ayers Guitar Co. from Phoenix, AZ
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, February 24, 2012

If you are gonna work in any way with are gonna need the fret cutter. Don't bother trying to grind your own, just pony up and save yourself the time.

Fret Cutters

By Dave of Pataskala from Pataskala, OH
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, February 16, 2012

A little arthritis made cutting frets with small hardware store nippers difficult and painful. The Stewart-MacDonald nippers made it easy and clean, and made the rest of the job simple.


By Ramer from S+úo Paulo, Brazil
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, February 11, 2012

To cut fret wire couldn't be easier, the right tool for the right job.

super handy.

By jiROck Custom from Philippines
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, February 11, 2012

so nice to work with this in bending frets and Cut!

TRy it, but be sure! use this only for his JOB!

Essential Tool!

By Wilmer Gingerich from Jamesport MO
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, December 17, 2011

Great, great quality from StewMac!

Perfect for what I need nice Tool

By Johan from Cuauhtemoc
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Perfect for what I need nice Tool

 Fret Cutter

By p gaudreau from canada
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, November 18, 2011

these fret cutters are great

The Best!

By Armen Movsesian from Moscow, Russia
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, November 06, 2011

I very much liked to use this tool!Very sharp! But don't forget that it is created for frets, not for nails! Use the Fret Cutter carefully and it will serve long time.

Buy these.

By Jason C from Norman, OK
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, October 06, 2011

I don't normally do these reviews but I have to say these fret cutters are great. I do a ton of fret work and these cutters make the job so much more pleasant. Thanks Stewmac.

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