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Fret/Fingerboard Levelers

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Fret/Fingerboard Levelers 8" length

8" length

Item # 4577
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$37.88

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Fret/Fingerboard Levelers 16" length

16" length

Item # 4578
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$49.36

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Fret/Fingerboard Levelers 24" length

24" length

Item # 4579
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$77.55

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Fret/Fingerboard Levelers

About This Item

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. 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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5.0

Awesome!

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This is my first time leveling and it works simply enough!

4.0

Comes in handy

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I have a 16" beam for guitars and an 8" for fall away and short scale instruments. Works well the 3M self adhesive paper 320 grit for leveling. They're heavy, so just let the tool's weight do the work.

5.0

Worth every cent!

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Purchased 24" with 3M's self adhesive 5760 400-grit. So easy and quick to get the job done and excellent job.

5.0

Heavy and flat

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This is great for hand-sanding a compound radius. There is ample room for a comfortable grip, and the significant heft makes sanding easier compared to a lighter implement. Great tool!

5.0

Take the guess work out of fret leveling

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A must have tool for fret leveling work. Having the right tools makes any job a breaze.

5.0

Totally cool

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

5.0

Works great!!!

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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.

5.0

make life easy

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

4.0

nice

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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.

5.0

perfect for the job

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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.

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