Jaws2 Fret Press

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Jaws2 Fret Press

Jaws2 Fret Press

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Jaws2 Fret Press and Inserts

Jaws2 Fret Press and Inserts

Item # 4266
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List Price $133.23
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Jaws2 Fret Press

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

Jaws2 features special soundhole cauls and a self-leveling upper caul that take the stress off the guitar top, so you can safely press the frets into place. Jaws2 is a great idea that was conceived by luthier Bryan Galloup and refined by master fretman Dan Erlewine. Jaws2 utilizes the same 2-1/2" radius brass inserts as our other Jaws tools.

Jaws2 is a professional fretting tool with a self-leveling upper caul that adjusts easily to any neck. It includes five interchangeable 2-1/2" brass inserts, grooved to fit over the fretwire crown. The inserts match popular fretwire radii: 7-1/4", 9-1/2", 12" and 16", and a special 6"-radius insert holds down the fret ends for gluing. Additional radii are available.

Three wooden lower cauls are included: a contoured soundhole caul to span the braces inside a Martin-style guitar, a flat caul you can custom shape to fit over other bracings, and a felt-lined radiused caul to protect the back of the neck. Each caul features an ingenious internal magnet that holds it on the clamp jaw, allowing fumble-free setup.

Why press frets? Pressing the frets can save time and produce more consistent results. That's why it's the method that's widely used in guitar production. Pressed-in frets are less likely to have loose ends and uneven heights, because there's none of the recoil produced by hammer blows.

All Jaws fret presses are designed to work with our grooved brass fret press inserts. The inserts fit over the fretwire and are interchangeable to match popular fretwire radii. More from the Jaws collection:

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Jaws2 Fret Press Instructions

An overview of and instructions for using the Jaws2 Fret Press.

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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!!!


not convinced

(Customer's Reviews)

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.


Completely useless

(Customer's Reviews)

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.

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