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Deadblow Fretting Hammer

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Deadblow Fretting Hammer

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Deadblow Fretting Hammer

About This Item

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. 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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How to hammer frets

Gene Imbody explains the basics of installing frets using a fretting hammer.

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5.0

Excellent

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Verified Buyer


Je ne me passerais plus de ce marteau. Travail vraiment bien, sans effort. Très efficace.

5.0

Much prefer this to the wooden handled hammer.

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Verified Buyer


The balance and weight give me a sense of control, unlike the other Stewmac hammer that certainly worked well, but was distractingly light in the hand.

5.0

LOVE my deadblow!

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Verified Buyer


The brass head on the first one I purchased fell off. I asked SM for information regarding the type and amount of shot they used in these. Their response was to send me a brand-new one!

For those not familiar, the deadblow allows forgiveness when trying to establish a consistent throw. It also allows the momentum to go into setting the fret instead of some of the "bounce" you may experience with traditional hammers.

5.0

Dead Blow!

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Verified Buyer


I'm a firm believer & user of dead blow hammers. I wanted this combo brass/dead blow for finer work.

5.0

Great tool

By

Verified Buyer


So much better than the hammer I was using before! It seemed a little small when I first held it but it is the perfect size to control and the weight of the head makes setting frets easy. Should've bought one years ago.

1.0

Fret Hammer

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Verified Buyer


Total waste of money, my carpenters hammer works just as well.

Response from StewMac


Thank you for your order. Our guarantee is 100% satisfaction in every way. If an item doesn't meet your expectations, return it anytime for a refund or exchange. Our support team has decades of experience making customers happy.

5.0

Cool hammer

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Verified Buyer


Works great! Well made, does what it is supposed to do. I am just getting into repairing my own guitars. I will purchase the fret pliers next so I can use them for special situations in conjunction with the hammer.

5.0

Love the throw on this one

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Verified Buyer


Less effort per strike, much better than my previous hammer. Well worth it. I'm known for my fret work and as professional this is one that you should have for a hammer method.

5.0

good!

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Verified Buyer


good!

5.0

I love it

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Verified Buyer


It's just doing what I want, it's better than everything I used before

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