Deadblow Fretting Hammer

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More efficient no-bounce fret installation. We fitted this durable hammer with a machined brass convex face especially for fretwork.

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Deadblow Fretting Hammer

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Deadblow Fretting Hammer

Erick Coleman shows how the shot-filled deadblow head is ideal for fretwork. The way this hammer transfers energy to the fret makes fretwork faster.


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More efficient no-bounce fret installation. We fitted this durable hammer with a machined brass convex face especially for fretwork.

The shock-absorbing shot-filled head won't bounce like a regular hammer, so it transfers more energy directly to the fret. This helps seat the wire more firmly, with fewer hammer blows and less chance of the fret springing back.

Overall length: 9-1/2" (241.3mm)
Striking surface diameter: 13/16" (20.64mm)
Weight: 1/2 lb. (.2268 kg)

Durable steel-reinforced handle.

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.

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.


Product Instructions

How to hammer frets

Gene Imbody explains the basics of installing frets using a fretting hammer.

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5.0

Martelinho de ouro!

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Luthier de verdade tem que ter um destes!

5.0

A great tool.

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A great tool.

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Deadblow it is.

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The busiest tool in my workshop, used for everything I need to hammer.

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Superb

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Love it.

5.0

Great tool

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Indispensable in any bench. Recomended.

5.0

Feels great and virtually no blowback.

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It works as advetised however it's not made of magic... it's still a hammer so there is a small amount of blowback but significantly better than the traditional fret hammer. I was surprised that the non brass side had no plastic tip but when I used the the non brass side on this hammer it worked just fine and left no fret dents in the plastic. A great buy!

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Works as expected

5.0

Get hammered

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Good size and feel. Works as expected.

5.0

Knocked them frets out

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Easy to use and wore ear plugs to ease the sound of my hammering across the frets to seat everything. Didn't damage fret wire or mark it, I like!

4.0

Another fine tool from Stewmac

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Well constructed and very effective for fretting.

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