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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Details

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 1 of the 7 tools included in our Essential Fretting Tool Set, a compilation of tools you'll need for the fundamentals of fret work. The set also includes our book, Fret Work 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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3.0

Not just a fret hammer

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Used it on a couple of refrets. Works fine, but i just prefer my cheapo, domed bottom, craft & jewellery, polished steel hammer. Still trying to figure out the avantages of the 'dead blow' action. A bit gimmicky. Now i use it as a mild hammer for dowels, pins, tapping nuts off, and stuff...

5.0

great hammer

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much better then the fake ones online ...i will say once you go pressing frets you'll never go back!

4.0

Deadblow fret hammer

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Does the intended job nicely. I wouldn't recommend using it for anything else, as it seems a bit delicate. But, it does the job like I said.

5.0

Great one!!

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It's very good indeed. Perfect for setting down the fret end.

5.0

Love it!

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An excellent tool for fret working!

5.0

Dead Blow Fretting Hammer

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An excellent tool well worth the price. First one I had lasted 15 years. I appreciate the improvement of the brass cap on one side of the hammer, this one should last 30.

5.0

Very good

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I've only fretted one fretboad with it so far but it does the job very well.

5.0

Great tool to have!

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I used this hammer for a partial refret job I did recently, and it was the perfect tool for the job.

5.0

Perfect size

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Not just for fretting, so handy

5.0

Excellent Customer service - Good Tool

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After writing a review on this tool (the brass face fell off), I had received an email from StewMac Customer Service. They were very considerate, and offered to send a replacement for the defective tool I had. This is what makes me a more dedicated customer. Thank you, StewMac!

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