Fret/Fingerboard Levelers

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Precision-ground for flatness.
Fast, accurate leveling tools for the pro shop.

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Fret/Fingerboard Levelers 8" length

8" length

Item # 4577
In stock, ready to ship!


Fret/Fingerboard Levelers 16" length

16" length

Item # 4578
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Fret/Fingerboard Levelers 24" length

24" length

Item # 4579
In stock, ready to ship!


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Fret/Fingerboard Levelers

3 sizes to make any fretboard absolutely level.

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Precision-ground for flatness.
Fast, accurate leveling tools for the pro shop.

Each heavyweight steel tube is precision-ground for flatness on the narrow sides. Attach abrasive to quickly level frets or unfretted fingerboards.

Each heavyweight rectangular 1" x 2" steel tube is precision-ground for flatness on two opposite sides. The tool's edges are smooth to prevent gouging.

Available in three lengths, to level any fingerboard.

Roger Sadowsky, ace builder and repairman, wrote us to say:
"I have been leveling fingerboards and frets for 30 years and thought I was pretty set in my ways. However, I have recently tried the 16" steel levelers (#4578) and man, talk about teaching an old dog new tricks! My fingerboards have never been better, and they work much better than files for leveling frets. Thank you again, StewMac!!!"

Cut and stick!
3M Stikit Gold Paper Self-adhesive Abrasives are the right width for our leveling and radius sanding tools. Attach 80 through 220-grits for radiusing and leveling the fingerboard, and 220 through 400-grits for leveling the 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/Fingerboard Levelers

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Totally cool

By Buddy from villa rica, georgia
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, July 30, 2013

I use the fret leveler with 400 grit to start my leveling but switch to a 300 grit file for the fall away.

Works great!!!

By T Jones from Chester, MT
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, June 27, 2013

I bought the 8 and 16 inch beams.. geat for fret leveling a good straight sanding block for a body and level surface for sanding down a nut blank.. Thank you stew mac.

make life easy

By EdwardElias from Hendersonville, TN
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, June 27, 2013

This and the self-adhesive sandpapers, Item 5772, made leveling fingerboard and frets accurately a breeze.


By Rob Eggers from Leavenworth, WA
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Be sure to clean before putting sandpaper on.16" is more than enough but 8" might have been a bit short for me. I used to use a piece of teak that I had run through the jointer but this is nicer and sturdy enough to clamp with.

perfect for the job

By Neville Guitars from Hermansville,MI.USA
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, April 04, 2013

I recently bought the 8" leveler to replace my 6" block of aluminum,and it is the perfect width and super flat.I think the 16" is in order for even better accuracy.

A quick tip for the road

By Preben Kobro from Arendal, Norway
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, March 23, 2013

I've been using these for some time now, and they are simple and works great; good result every time. HOWEVER; after some use, the adhesive from attaching sandpaper will stick to the leveller and make a mess..... You can use some solvents to get the adhesive off the surface, but if you to want to prevent this from happening, you'll want to create a "lower-stick" surface. Grab the nearest candle, gently stroke it on the surface and even it out using a rag or even the palm of your hand. The adhesive will stay on, but it will not make a mess of your tool.

Must have for fretwork

By Tim Skau from Norway
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, March 18, 2013

I bought the smallest 8" leveler at first, due to the tip in the video, but later i bought the 16" lenght and that is the one i use the most.
Wooden radius blocks should also be used, but you can get a good radius by moving it sideways.

This, and rolls of stikit sandpaper (5772) and you are good for many fretlevelings.

Good but you also need a radius leveler

By Lu+¡s Gil from Portugal
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, March 09, 2013

This tool is good for fret leveling but you can't get a perfect uniform radius with it. You should always use a radius leveler too.

Big timesaver

By Mark Harper from Lexington KY
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, January 21, 2013

I used this item with Stikit sandpaper for the first time on my last build.What used to take hours with a Fret Rocker and file was done in a matter of minutes.

Best tool in the shop

By CA Guitarworks from UK
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, January 11, 2013

This is a must for any tech. Its one of the most used tools in my workshop.

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