Fret Dressing Stick

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The Fret Dressing Stick features interchangeable sanding belts for removing the scratches left by leveling and crowning files.

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Fret Dressing Stick Dressing Stick with 10 belts (2 of each grit)

Dressing Stick with 10 belts (2 of each grit)

Item # 1826
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$10.74

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Fret Dressing Stick Dressing stick only

Dressing stick only

Item # 1827
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$2.89

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Fret Dressing Stick 120-grit replacement belt (red), pkg of 5

120-grit replacement belt (red), pkg of 5

Item # 1828
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$4.06

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Fret Dressing Stick 240-grit replacement belt (blue), pkg of 5

240-grit replacement belt (blue), pkg of 5

Item # 1829
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$4.06

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Fret Dressing Stick 320-grit replacement belt (green), pkg of 5

320-grit replacement belt (green), pkg of 5

Item # 1830
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$4.06

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Fret Dressing Stick 400-grit replacement belt (yellow), pkg of 5

400-grit replacement belt (yellow), pkg of 5

Item # 1831
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$4.06

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Fret Dressing Stick 600-grit replacement belt (black), pkg of 5

600-grit replacement belt (black), pkg of 5

Item # 1832
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$4.06

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Details

The Fret Dressing Stick features interchangeable sanding belts for removing the scratches left by leveling and crowning files.

File a notch in the end of the stick to conform to the crown of the fretwire, and with the finer-grit belts it becomes a great tool for fret polishing.

This 6" x 1/4" (152.40mm x 6.35mm) tool is spring-loaded to keep pressure on the sanding belt. A flip of your thumb rotates the belt for a fresh sanding surface.

The Dressing Stick isn't only for fret work. It's great for leveling drip marks in lacquer finishes or super glue touch-ups, for sanding inlays, for fine scroll work, and more.


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Easy to use

By Brian Herbert from Smithers, BC, Canada
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, July 02, 2012


Works great and easy to get smooth action and results. The different belts come off and on easily and stay put while working.

Not that impressed

By Jeff P Blues from Space Coast, FL
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, April 30, 2012


I have such a limited budget for tools, I basically could get this or the 'Fret End Dressing File' (#1175). I chose this, and wish I handn't. The belts are not marked what grade they are, and I can only sand about 10 strokes before the belt has to be moved. It just isn't that good of a tool.

a useful little item

By Andybanjo from UK
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, April 20, 2012


I'm still using a couple of the original dressing sticks which were made to a slightly slimmer design and are a little bit easier to use. there are a couple of the newer type ones here as well and the guys seem to get on with them OK - but I still think the original design was superior

Does the trick

By Kris Reese from Fishers, IN
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, April 19, 2012


This is a great little tool. I ordered two dressing sticks only and the 320 and 600 grit belts. I used them to clean up some frets. Fortunately each stick came with a 120 grit belt on them because I had a few high spots I needed to sand off. The 120 made quick work of it. I have ordered a set of 120 belts to add to the set.

Great !

By Dimitri from Hennuy+¿res, Belgium
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, April 16, 2012


This is simply a great inexpensive tool not only for fret dressing. Can't go wrong with it.

A very clever idea!

By Suhr3825 from CA
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, April 04, 2012


This is a truly great tool at a very practical price. Has many uses for guitar work. Great for frets and areas that are tricky to sand.

A necessary tool! 

By Mr. Stusey-O from Terre Haute In.
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, March 29, 2012


I've used the fret dressing stick since I started fretwork 20 years ago! It's my go to tool for taking out the chatter on any fret situation. I just had to order a new one after years of use from my first one. IT LASTED 20 YEARS!

Low Cost Fret Dresser

By M Dawes from South Shields, England
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, March 11, 2012


I purchased these fret dressing sticks to clean up some of my frets on my favourite strats as the previous re-fret had left some marks and also had not re-crowned them quite enough. I found these sticks to be very adaptable to the job in hand as I used the 320 grit then the 600 grit to finish them off, followed by a polish with Micro-Mesh Soft Touch Finishing Pads. I am very pleased with the results and would recommend these dressing sticks, as you can take as little off as you require depending on the grade of grit you use, as opposed to using fret files which can be quite harsh depending on how much they have been used and how worn they are, these sticks are very good value for money and very economical to use, highly recommended.

Very cool little tool!

By Danny Clayburn from Albuquerque, NM
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, February 24, 2012


Just received my 2nd one, my first came with the Essential Fret Kit, I wanted another to notch the end for fret polishing, but I find it very useful in other jobs that I want a regular edged one as well. Cheap enough and works great!

Cool.

By jiROck Custom from Philippines
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, January 30, 2012


made in the USA! :)

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