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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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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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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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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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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Very Good Fret Dressing!

By Erik H. from USA
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, June 04, 2014


Works very well at dressing recently filed frets. Helps to have various grits. Be careful to avoid sanding too hard and long with course grits to avoid causing uneven frets.

Great bang for the buck

By garyk from Fort Frances Ontario Canada
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, April 25, 2014


Wonderful little tool, works great for frets and a hundred other uses too.

A Mainstay Must-Have

By uberaxe from Davie, FL
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, April 05, 2014


These dressing sticks belong in even the most basic of fret-dressing toolboxes. Having at least four allows you to switch from one to the other quickly without having to change belts and speeds up work-flow. Regardless of whether you work with diamond files (which I do, Stew Mac's 4457 Dual-Grit Set), the Double-Edge (the 4492 set) or a good old fashion tri-cornet file (set 1600), the Fret Dressing Stick is the perfect follow-up. Their spring-action is nice and tight, and you can file a half-round groove in the tip so the sanding belt itself takes the shape of the crowned fret. Brilliant! Then you can follow that with #0000 steel wool and buffing wheels (5269) on a rotary tool like a Dremel. I never fail to get a mirror-polish on frets using that combo.

Dressing stick

By JMW from Biggleswade, UK
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, March 29, 2014


I have several of these with different grits. They are so handy for all those awkward areas. Great for spot finishing and fret polishing (cut a groove in the working end so the belt conforms to the fret). I'm always finding new uses for them.

It's ok.

By BrianS
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, March 23, 2014


I bought this to help with my first level/crown job. It does an ok job. I bought 2 of the sticks and cut a radius in the end of one so I could run it over the frets. Again, since this is my first attempt I guess it works ok. I did use it to remove some high fret points on another neck and it worked great for that.

Works as advertised

By Craig H. from Blue Ridge, TX
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, March 20, 2014


And has other uses too, I also use it with the course paper on it to help remove squeeze out.

Another great and simple tool for fret polishing

By mikrow from Huntington Beach, CA
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, December 22, 2013


these are convenient for finishing and polishing frets and other hard to reach spots ..

Perfect for touch ups

By Thisch from Cleveland OH
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, December 21, 2013


Another one of those special purpose tools that you find yourself using all the time. It's not only good for,frets, but for pretty much everything! Think of it as the little screwdriver you use all the time!

Awesome

By Kelly T from dededo,guam
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, September 22, 2013


Awesome little tool. I have to order 4 more to have one for each grit. Only improvement would be to cut a groove in them to help shape the frets. I cut mine with my stewmac file set.

Fret leveling and dressing made easy

By Josred from VA USA
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, July 05, 2013


I use 2 of these sticks, one with coarse and one with finer sand paper. I filed a hollow on the angled side of the "business" end, and use them for fret dressing and leveling. Quick, easy, neat and accurate.

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