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Jaws2 Fret Press without Fret Press Inserts

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Jaws2 Fret Press without Fret Press Inserts

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Jaws2 Fret Press without Fret Press Inserts

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Hammering frets over an unsupported acoustic guitar top is risky! Safely press the frets in with Jaws2.


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Jaws2 Fret Press Instructions

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3.0

this comes in handy but...

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If they only would have made these "self standing" it would have been a home run. I'm not crazy about handling this with kid gloves cuz it can fall over and scratch your neck. You can drill; a 1/4 inch hole in the base of the vise and attach it to something solid. Great tool but needed some more thought. I would still recommend it cuz it works.

4.0

Invaluable!

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Verified Buyer


Although it mostly works for the last 3 or 4 frets of an acoustic guitar, there is no easy way to install them without this! And with the interchangeable cauls it can be adapted to many other unique situations! Great!!!

3.0

not convinced

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Verified Buyer


I haven't got on well with this. Its one of the only tools I have bought from Stewmac and thought hhhhmmm !!?? Maybe because I learnt to fret with hammer etc. A couple of reasons why: Its over priced for a modified clamp... And its not great at finishing the whole fretboard... Its a good concept though and I liked the idea but it didn't work for me.

1.0

Completely useless

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Verified Buyer


I tried it today for the first time to fret a classical neck. I was not able to install a single fret - over the soundboard or on the neck. Went back to my fretting hammer which works fine. I'll be returning this.

5.0

Typical Stew Mac quality!

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Being able to press frets makes everything a little more predictable. If you see it's not going in exactly the way you want you can stop half way instead of hammering it all the way in. Also, being able to leave it clamped while the glues sets makes for a good solid fret. No more dead frets. If you're on the fence about this product, don't be. It's great.

4.0

Nice suppliment to Jaws 1

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Verified Buyer


This tool takes a bit of getting used to when using it to press the frets over the heel, and it will only reach the last 3 frets on many tongue extensions. Still, its better than hammering them in on many jobs.

4.0

A young man's jig!

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Verified Buyer


Hey, this thing is much better than hammering the fret into submission -- as long as I do my part thoughtfully it will do it's part effectively. You have to have a good strong grip to send the tangs home -- I'm not so young anymore.

4.0

Jaws 2 works well

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Verified Buyer


It works fine to squeeze in the frets. I found that it was necessary to start at one end of the fret and work across the fingerboard, but that's not a significant drawback. Given that the brass inserts are unlikely to ever exactly match the fingerboard curvature, it will be necessary in any event. A fatter handle or T-handle would be nice to apply the needed torque. As another reviewer noted, it won't work for the last few frets on a classical guitar. For those I use an ebony caul and regular C-clamps. Despite these quibbles, it's a good tool and I'm glad I have it.

4.0

Best value!

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Great for holding the fret down while you glue dries, which is why I bought one of these after buying the fret arbor press. The best bang for your buck. Only thing I would like to see is a grub screw or something to hold the cauls in place to make it easier going from fret to fret.

4.0

???

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Verified Buyer


This is good but not best.

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