Fret Polishing Wheels, Complete outfit

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Super-smooth frets with your Dremel or Foredom! Rubberized ceramic wheels give your fret jobs that mirror shine and ultra-smooth feel players love.

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Fret Polishing Wheels, Complete outfit

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Super-smooth frets with your Dremel or Foredom! Rubberized ceramic wheels give your fret jobs that mirror shine and ultra-smooth feel players love.

Much faster and easier than hand polishing, the complete set includes fine and extra-fine wheels (5 each), with a 1/8"-shank mandrel.

Mount the wheel and mandrel in your Dremel, Dremel Flex Shaft or Foredom handpiece.

Lightly groove the edge of the wheel with a small round file. The slim handpiece makes it easy to hold the grooved wheel on a crowned fret, to gently polish it to a smooth shine.

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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Fret Polishing Wheels, Complete outfit

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2.0

Not Well Matched to the Purpose

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I gave these a shot on an inexpensive guitar. Glad I tested them there first. I had leveled the frets with Stewmac radiused sanding blocks and various sandpapers (highly recommended. That part came out beautifully). The fret rocker showed that they were essentially perfect. Then thought I would go for a mirror polish with the finest of these wheels.

I used a light touch and went quickly across the frets to make sure I didn't take too much off... Well, that didn't work. I had planned to do one quick pass, but it was very difficult to get even coverage on a single pass, so I ended up doing two to three.

In short, even this light amount of work with these wheels resulted in terribly uneven frets and the need to re-level.

I have no doubt these wheels are a tool that has good uses. But not for fret polishing... They are a grinding wheel, not a polishing one. And simply stepping through finer grains of sandpaper with a radiused block (until 1200 or finer) will get beautiful frets for much less effort.

4.0

I like them !

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I use these and also the micro mesh,
they give a great result !

5.0

Polishing Frets

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I bought the complete outfit. They made it much easier and less time than the fret erasers. But be very careful. It is very easy to go to far an create an uneven fret. You'll find a big improvement in the tonal quality in your instrument!

5.0

Put The Pro Touch On All Your Fret Jobs

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These wheels make polishing frets quick and easy. Puts a polish on them that steel wool alone just can't touch. Be sure to mask off the fingerboard when using them because they will mar the fingerboard.

3.0

These work but tgere are better ways with better results

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These are ok but they really heat up the fretwire so that u can burn yourself. I like the felt pads and a dremel with red rouge the best.

4.0

Great tool/idea

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Works great, but be very careful. Make sure first time users mask up your fret board. Go slow and very light. These wheels work very well. Very quick getting the results you are after. Huge time saver.

5.0

Did a great job - requires practice

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Out of the box these wheels need to be shaped to the fret wire first. Some practice in rotary tool speed, angle of attack and a light touch is required. Needless to say, practice on scrap before you work on your instrument. Once I got the hang of it, the results were much better than I expected, and the amount of work much lower that polishing manually. This was my first fret job, so view the feedback accordingly... :) The kit also came in quite handy when I had to adjust a fret after finding a buzz, then had to re-polish. Great tool set!

5.0

Make a tough job easy!!!

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These wheels, along with a felt wheel and rouge make frets shine like mirrors... These remove minute scratches with little effort...

5.0

The smoothest frets you'll ever play.

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Gone are the days of steel wool and strings dragging across less than mirror-polish results during bends. Require a light touch, but this is the road to perfection.

3.0

Be careful with these!

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They are hard to control and it's really easy to ding the fretboard. You have to tape off the fretboard or use some protector, more work. They seem to do an uneven job of polishing too. It's much better to just pinch them between your fingers and use them by hand rubbing back and forth.

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