Fret Press Caul with 5 Fret Press Inserts

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Fret Press Caul with 5 Fret Press Inserts

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Fret Press Caul with 5 Fret Press Inserts

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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No Brainer

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IF you already have a drill press which is pretty much required to build a quality guitar, this setup saves a lot of time setting, leveling, and crowning. Your frets will have more life since you don't have to grind so much off leveling, at least that's my experience with the hammer. It takes a little patience getting everything lined up and the fret steady before committing to each press but still, the time saved and final product is far superior.


Perfect jobs

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Useful and well constructed.


works as advertised

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So far I've just used it once, but it seems to have done an excellent job. When fretting with a hammer, I expect to have to do lots of leveling afterwards, but initial tests with the Fret Rocker show this neck is nearly perfect already. I will probably end up tapping down a few places with the hammer and then stoning the whole thing perfect before I am completely satisfied, but that's just because I am fussy about these things. I found it is easier to do a fret (especially a long one) in several steps - push one end, then the other, then the middle down hard. Much the same way you would hammer it. That also puts less stress on your drill press, which isn't really designed for this kind of thing, but seems to do it well enough. Better, faster and *quieter* than hammering. Although I must say I found the whack whack whack method more satisfying somehow. Alas, I will probably never do it that way again. The Stewmac neck caul is the other end of this rig, and is pretty much essential.

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