Fret Press Caul, Caul only

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Use your drill press! Our self-leveling steel fretting caul has a 3/8" shank to fit your shop arbor press or your drill press.

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Fret Press Caul, Caul only

Fret Press Caul, Caul only

Item # 4366
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$39.42

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Fret Press Caul with 5 Fret Press Inserts

Fret Press Caul with 5 Fret Press Inserts

Item # 4365
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Use your drill press! Our self-leveling steel fretting caul has a 3/8" shank to fit your shop arbor press or your drill press.

Includes five grooved/radiused brass inserts (6", 7-1/4", 9-1/2", 12" and 16").

Additional radii are available: Fret Press Inserts


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Fret Press Caul, Caul only

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What's a hammer?

By Songhurst Guitars, LLC from Washington
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, July 20, 2011


After years of cave-manning it we discovered this bad boy. We use it daily in the shop.

Made the Job easy.

By Geoffrey from Adelaide, Australia
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, July 16, 2011


This set made my first fret job a lot less stressful. Easy to use in my drill press.

Life Saver

By VirgilGuitar from Tampa, FL
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, June 01, 2011


I'm a rookie and made a fretboard with dragon tails inlaid into it - the first fret I tried to inlay with a hammer BUSTED my inlays - a friend suggested this fret caul from Stew Mac and some filing beforehand and DANG! the frets were done in about an hour - thanks StewMac!

Awesome tool for fretting.

By Bart Long from Cheyenne, WY
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, May 19, 2011


I used this caul in my bench drill press and will never again hammer frets. The time saved pressing the frets and the reduced leveling required to set up the guitar makes this a worth while tool.

I will never hammer in frets again

By Matt @ Texas Toast Guitars from Arvada, CO
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, May 18, 2011


I read that Dan Armstrong championed the fret press in the late 60Æs IÆm sure he wasnÆt the first but I have always thought he was an innovative thinker so I naturally had to try it for myself.

When I was at Roberto Venn we hammered in our frets and dressed them trueà never again.

I talked with a friend who works for Grosh Guitars he said they use the same kind rig.

Do yourself a favor and use this piece of gear figure out how to use it and step away from the hammer.

Press Caul

By Jerhico Guitars from Altona, NY
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, May 06, 2011


Works great if your drill press is good enough......mine wasnt. I ended up getting the actual fret press and its great.

Press On

By Buffalo Trace Custom Guitar from Kentucky
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, May 05, 2011


I never did like the idea of taking a hammer to someone's vintage Les Paul. This takes the anxiety out of refretting a classic piece of history.

Fret press caul and inserts

By James Buckels from Canonsburg,Pa
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, March 26, 2011


I've put some kits together,made some bodies,and gave a few guitars a face lift,but to actually make a neck was pretty scarey.The setting of the frets and the truss rod was what made me the most nervous.All the info from Stewmac was extremely helpful,and he fret press caul made the job a breeze.If you already have a drill press this is the way to go.I couldn't believe how smooth the job went.When I'm done with this guitar I will send some pics.It's pretty unique.

Not bad!

By bruce ng from hk
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, March 25, 2011


It is well made and easy to use!

Since, I have a small drill press for my electronic projects, and it was too big for the press to hold it , so I modify it ,and it work fine now!

NICE

By JDS from New York
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, March 19, 2011


I have a small shop and not a lot of work bench space so I didn't want to go "all in" on the fret press system so I got this for my drill press. It takes a just a little practice...just like any new tool. After the second fret board I did I am going to MAKE a spot for the fret press system! Works great in the drill press...but go "all in" or buy both the system and the caul.

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