Essential Fretting Kit

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Good basic tools you'll need to get started.
Includes the definitive Fret Work Step-By-Step book!

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Essential Fretting Kit

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Essential Fretting Tool Kit

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Good basic tools you'll need to get started.
Includes the definitive Fret Work Step-By-Step book!

Want to learn how to fret a guitar, but not sure how to start or which tools to choose? Stop fretting...and start fretting! Assembled by our experts, the Essential Fretting Took Kit is a great way to master the fundamentals with only a modest investment in good quality tools.

These are the basic tools you'll need for removing, installing, leveling, crowning and inspecting frets.

And to give you the best possible head start, we include Fret Work Step-By-Step book. It's the most complete book ever published on the subject, with techniques, tips, tools and tricks.

The Essential Fretting Kit features the same tools we supply to professional repair shops—good tools that give you the confidence to do good work. They'll help prepare you for more specialized jobs and tools later as your skills develop.

Our professional Deadblow Fretting Hammer is now included in the kit. The shock-absorbing head reduces fret springback, for an easier, more trouble-free fret job.

Kit contents (click the links for details on each tool)
Fret Cutter
Deadblow Fretting Hammer
Fret Leveling File, 6"
Double-edge Fret File, medium/wide
Fret End Dressing File
Fret Dressing Stick with 8 belts (2 of each grit)
Fret Rocker
Fret Work Step-By-Step, 2nd edition

Works on stainless frets, too!
All of our tools are suitable for use on stainless-steel fretwire, with the exception of our Fret Tang Nippers and Fret Cutters. Modern stainless-steel fretwire is known to be harder than the traditional nickel-silver blends, but our own shop experience indicates the wire does not cause premature wear of files or sandpapers.

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Essential Fretting Kit

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Essential Fretting Kit

By George Horak from Czech Republic
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, December 21, 2010

I bought it(very good and instructive book was included) and started my fret jobs. Caution, it will be obsessional :-)!


Essential Fretting Kit

By Gtec409 from DeRidder, LA
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, December 17, 2010

All the tools are high quality and make set-up jobs much faster, and easier. Received the kit 3 days after being ordered. Very happy.

Essential Fretting Kit- "That which does not kill you...."

By seesquare from Yakima, WA
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Despite fear & trepidation, I embarked on the mission of a partial refret job. I did my homework & read Don's revised fretwork manual.

It went very well, and I am pleased with the results. Not sure if I'm ready to do it for anybody else yet, but I now know it's do-able!

essential fretting kit

By john k from england
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, November 12, 2010

Fantastic tools, the book is good, as it puts you in the driving seat and lets you decide the tools you are more comfortable with and how you want to work. Will be making further purchases from well done!!!!

Essential Fretting Kit

By WikkedEggGuitars from Sterling, CO
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, November 05, 2010

Good starting point for your fretting efforts. Stew-Mac should consider adding the fret side dressing file to the kit.

Almost essential

By Mickey Springer from Hollywood,CA
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, October 27, 2010

When you look inside the included book it will list all the tools you need to do the job. Sadly a lot of essential tools are not included. Straight edge, radius blocks and a few more tools would be nice.

Great tools

By Jeff deVries from Arnprior, Ontario Canada
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Made short work of setting up a guitar. All the tools are high quality and made the job much easier. I especially like the Fret Rocker. it helped identify what had to be done quickly and easily.

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