Fret Puller

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This tool is just for pulling, not cutting, frets. Its spring-loaded flush-ground 1/2" jaws are small enough for a better bite.

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Fret Puller

Item # 1637
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This tool is just for pulling, not cutting, frets. Its spring-loaded flush-ground 1/2" jaws are small enough for a better bite.

It helps reduce wood chip-out, and does a better job of getting under frets and lifting them than wider cutters. Comfortable rubber-coated handles.

Chip-free fret jobs: try the Fret Puller with our Chip Stoppers, and forever change the way you remove frets.

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 Puller

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Two thumbs up!

By Werther Ellerbrock from Mexico
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, July 01, 2014

This little rascal is a pleasure to work with! You can actually "walk" the fret out of the slot in practically no time or effort!


By Robert Meeks from Christiana, Pa.
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, June 30, 2013

I used these pullers on a VERY vintage and fragile fretboard. The frets were filed almost flat, but this little gem snuck them out with very little chip out!!! A specialty tool for a specialty job!!!

Good but not perfect

By Midnight Luthiery from USA
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, May 05, 2013

5 stars for design. The spring loaded handles makes "walking" the fret out in small steps a breeze. 3 stars for quality and execution. The jaws are not ground quite flat or sharp enough. It's difficult to get them into under the ends for the initial pulling action. The edges wore noticeably after one use. I am a long time Stew-Mac customer in the process of replacing or upgrading many 10-15 year old tools. It seems like more bells and whistles and less build quality is unfortunately a recurring theme compared to the older tools.


By Carlos Giron from Ny
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, March 21, 2013

really is made especially for guitar, my favorite.

A quality tool

By Will-Halligan from Southport England
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, November 25, 2012

First rate quality tool.

paid all that for these??

By ugly_guitar_guy from Los Angeles, CA
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Well, i bought these from Stew Mac deciding that they're the "right tool for the job." Perhaps I'm missing something here, but I can buy these elsewhere with the same style jaws for getting under frets. I'm going to use them because I have them, but I wont be re-ordering if they wear out.

The Magnificent Tool

By Humps from Canada
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, November 04, 2012

Upon receiving my package, which seemed to take forever to arrive (Canada customs, not StewMac's fault) I pounced on my bass neck like a feral cat. After long hours spent eagerly awaiting these pullers, I had already had my workspace set up and ready to go. I finished the job in no more than 30 minutes, all frets pulled clean out with no wood chipping or splintering. Last time I tried defretting (on a crappy guitar destined to be smashed for a video) it took me 3 hours, using an improper tool for the job. Get the pullers if you need to defret anything. Saves you time and does the job right.

Fret and bridge saddle puller!

By GavinB from Perth, Australia
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Really good tool for the purpose. I also use it with a small amount of pressure to remove the saddle from the bridge!

fret puller

By Joe's guitar from montrose,CO
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, September 09, 2012

I tried prying tools-no good. Even tried drilling and extracting.(almost ruined board) Finally broke down and ordered fret puller. Worked like a charm, even on very worn frets. Well worth the price.


By Dr. Don from Melbourne, Australia
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, August 27, 2012

The fret puller is easy to use with minimal damage or chipping to the fret board. I used it on a banjo with intricate inlays and experienced no difficulties with lifting of the inlays. Worth the money.

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