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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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Instructions

Product Instructions

How to hammer frets

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

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5.0

Great tool to have!

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I used this hammer for a partial refret job I did recently, and it was the perfect tool for the job.

5.0

Perfect size

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Not just for fretting, so handy

5.0

Excellent Customer service - Good Tool

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After writing a review on this tool (the brass face fell off), I had received an email from StewMac Customer Service. They were very considerate, and offered to send a replacement for the defective tool I had. This is what makes me a more dedicated customer. Thank you, StewMac!

5.0

Martelinho de ouro!

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Luthier de verdade tem que ter um destes!

5.0

A great tool.

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A great tool.

5.0

Deadblow it is.

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The busiest tool in my workshop, used for everything I need to hammer.

5.0

Superb

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Love it.

5.0

Great tool

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Indispensable in any bench. Recomended.

5.0

Feels great and virtually no blowback.

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It works as advetised however it's not made of magic... it's still a hammer so there is a small amount of blowback but significantly better than the traditional fret hammer. I was surprised that the non brass side had no plastic tip but when I used the the non brass side on this hammer it worked just fine and left no fret dents in the plastic. A great buy!

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Works as expected

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