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8" Radius Blocks

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8" Radius Blocks

About This Item

Accurately true or change a fingerboard's radius and level frets.
We make these hardwood blocks for use with Stikit Abrasives, to radius a fretboard quickly, accurately and without guesswork.

Shaping fingerboards: use 80 through 220-grit
Leveling frets: use 220 through 400-grit

When working on compound radius fretboards, simply change blocks as you progress along the neck.

Dimensions: 8" (203.20mm) long x 2-3/4" (69.85mm) wide

See our shorter blocks for spot leveling, and for use as clamping cauls when gluing frets.

What's your radius?
Quickly find the curvature of a fingerboard or bridge with a set of radius gauges. Use them frequently to check your work as you smooth or shape a fingerboard or frets: a quick visual check keeps you from accidentally altering the shape—a mistake that's easy to make and hard to fix.

Radius Gauges


Instructions

Product Instructions

Radius Block Basics

An explanation of the different uses of a radiused sanding block.

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5.0

Very well made

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Usefull and strong enough for the day to day work. I'll buy the complete kit soon :)

5.0

8" long radius blocks (7.25",9.5", and 12" radius)

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Hi. Way back in the day I purchased a few 4" blocks but soon replaced these with the 8" versions. Because of the longer length these are the better product for doing a guitar neck. Seriously, I don't know how I was able to even do a guitar neck with the 4" block! If you are still hanging with the 4" blocks, make a change, you won't look back.

5.0

Stewmac would be a good friend if he were one person and not world class team of people. 

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I recently purchased a 12" long block and it was warped from end to end. It would only sand on the ends, not the mid section of the block. I called them up, let them know what was up and they shot me out another block no charge. That was cool. The second block was also warped. This was not cool. Called them again, they put me in touch with some tech dude and I told about my observation and problem with the blocks I had received. He took a straight edge and walked down there and started checking for flat on the one he was going to send me for the third time. I received a flat 12" long block and they never once questioned me or made it weird for me to ask for a flat block. This was an awful transaction. Stewmac made it right and made it not a problem. This is a world class company. Xoxo

5.0

Yup -- it works!

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Used this to restore the humped fingerboard on a 30's Gibson to trueness. Though I had read a few cautions about the dangers of using a radiused block if you don't keep your motion perfectly straight, with just basic care and concentration I was able to achieve a very precise radius and a flat, true fingerboard. With the right sandpaper, you can remove material quite fast; with 4-600, you can lightly level new frets. Massive usefulness for such an inexpensive tool!

5.0

Radius Diversity

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Bought the 12 to straighten out a poor fret job on a Les Paul, also found it vey handy in making a new bone saddle for a friends Epiphone. Worked great for shaping the saddle, and the nut.

5.0

very accurate radius

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I always use them to correct radius while leveling and it's great

5.0

These radius blocks are great

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I have now done 4 fret leveling jobs with these with great results, something I would not have tried but for the great tutorials and tools from StewMac. It would be great if they had different radii on each side to save room in the tool box.

3.0

It likely is a good tool, but I bought the wrong sized radius block.

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I appears well made and useful for the intended task.

Response from StewMac

Thank you for your review. If you need to return or exhange something, please let us know. Or you can fill out a returns form, found on the back of your invoice, and send it back to us. We would be happy to field any questions you have over the phone or through the Contact Us link on the website.

Spencer, Customer Support

5.0

Perfect solution for a wavy fingerboard!!!

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Worked perfect, my custom fretless bass fingerboard is dead flat and slick as glass!!!! Mmmmmmmmwah!!!

5.0

Perfect tool

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This was perfect for leveling my frets! A must have for guitar enthusiasts!

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