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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5.0
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5.0

The Best!

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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.

5.0

Buy these.

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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.

5.0

Fret Cutter

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Works perfectly

5.0

What A Cutter

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Had been using a set of "nippers" I purchased at a hardware store. What a difference! The cutter I purchased from StewMac is cleaner & faster

5.0

Essential

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Of all the tools on this entire website this is the one I wouldn't buy anywhere else. And that's after trying all the alternatives. A touch of downward pressure with the thumb of your free hand has you snip and - bingo - fret ends nipped off better than anything else. Top marks.

1.0

Do Not Buy!!

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Chewed the ends after one fret job (stewmac wide/tall nickel wire), sent me another pair..2nd guitar build same thing happened, harder steel required!!

5.0

HOT KNIFE n BUTTER's got NOTHING ON THIS CUTTER

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I cannot rave enough about this tool, it's the 5th cutter I've bought and the last - BRILLIANT . . . proverbial hot knife thro' butter.

5.0

Great set of nippers

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This is a substantial set of cutters great for fret removal and trimming

5.0

excellent product

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product of high quality, lightweight and easy to work, a beauty

5.0

great fret cutter

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Smooth! A veritable pleasure to work with. It cuts so clean and saves so much tedious filing. It is also very useful for other precision cutting works.

A real must in a workshop.

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