• 10 Reviews
  • Write a review


Item # 0350
In stock, ready to ship!


Scroll to Top


About This Item

New quick-adjust wheel! The world's most popular fret bender, now with a new brass thumbwheel to control the radius. Simpler and faster than ever!

A great idea: Crank a length of fretwire through the FretBender, and it comes out curved and ready to install in a radiused fretboard. Get a perfect bend on enough wire for a whole guitar in just seconds.

Perfectly radiused fretwire, guaranteed
Insert the wire, turn the crank, and out it comes with a constant curvature that you'd never get by bending with pliers. Precisely radiused fretwire makes your fretwork fast, accurate, and professional. StewMac's FretBender is a valuable addition to your busy shop, we guarantee it.

New thumbwheel: the brass adjuster on top is an easy, controllable way to dial in your radius. A great addition to a product that's proven its worth since the 80s when repairman Randy Stockwell's idea inspired this tool!

The FretBender uses precision ball-bearing rollers. The heavy-duty aluminum column can be clamped in a vise, or use the pre-drilled bolt holes to mount it to your workbench.

"Bending every fret by hand takes me about 15 minutes, and I get uneven results. This tool does the job perfectly in less than a minute."
— Dan Erlewine

How it works
Your choice of fretwire will determine where to set the thumbwheel—every wire is different. Run a 6-inch test piece through the FretBender and compare it to your fretboard. Turn the wheel counterclockwise to lower the guide wheel for a tighter radius. When you have the curve you want, lock it in with the knob on top.

Start your test with flat wire, then increase as needed; you can't unbend fretwire that's too tightly curved.


Customer Reviews

  • Excellent
  • Good
  • Average
  • Fair
  • Poor
Write a review
  • 5.00 average rating from 10 reviews
Sort by

Worth it

(Customer's Reviews)

Fret ends stay down with little or NO glue. Smooth even radius. A must have for me.



(Customer's Reviews)

This tool has one function but it does its job flawlessly. I went with out one of these for years and I have no idea how. My fretwork has improved significantly. It goes to show that the right tool for the job is indispensable.


Cool tool!

(Customer's Reviews)

A must-have for every professional guitar repair shop. Bender is precisely machined and does a perfect job. An optional 90degree-mounting bracket would be a nice add-on, so one could mount the bender to the top of the workbench, too.

Showing 3 of 10 Read more reviews >>

StewMac PDF Catalog, page 13 See FretBender
on page 13 of our StewMac Catalog PDF

12MB File

View with Adobe Acrobat Reader 4.0 or higher.
Download Adobe Acrobat free from Adobe.