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Essential Fretting Tool Set

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Essential Fretting Tool Set

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Good basic tools you'll need to get started.
Includes the definitive Fret Work Step-By-Step book!

Want to learn how to fret a guitar, but not sure how to start or which tools to choose? Stop fretting...and start fretting! Assembled by our experts, the Essential Fretting Tool Set is a great way to master the fundamentals with only a modest investment in good quality tools.

These are the basic tools you'll need for installing, leveling, crowning and inspecting frets.

And to give you the best possible head start, we include Fret Work Step-By-Step book. It's the most complete book ever published on the subject, with techniques, tips, tools and tricks.

The Essential Fretting Set features the same tools we supply to professional repair shops—good tools that give you the confidence to do good work. They'll help prepare you for more specialized jobs and tools later as your skills develop.

Includes (click the links for details on each tool)
Fret Cutter
Deadblow Fretting Hammer
Fret Leveling File, 6"
Double-edge Fret File, wide/jumbo
Fret End Dressing File
Fret Dressing Stick with 14 Micro-Mesh Belts
Fret Rocker
Fret Work Step-By-Step, 2nd edition

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

First Time Fret Work

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Verified Buyer


The kit arrived very quickly and had everything as described. Being new to working on frets, the book and the tools made it really easy for me to dress the frets for the first time. They turned out great and I was able to get a nice low action on my bass without any buzz. Thanks!

4.0

They function as exceedingly well.

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Verified Buyer


Knocked out a quick recrown of frets in like 2 hrs , the tools seemed to do all the work making it incredibly easy.i had never done this before and I'm very pleased with the results.

5.0

Made a daunting job easy

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Verified Buyer


The fret tool kit made fixing my frets much easier than I thought it would be. It paid for itself already.

5.0

Great little set of tools.

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Verified Buyer


Like a lot of other reviewers said, these are great tools and make the job very simple and straight forward, but are very pricey. also knowing what I know now I would do a little more research and make my own little set from Stewmac's other tools like the diamond files and levelers. They leave a much smoother finish and makes the job even nicer and faster in my limited experience. Sure they are more expensive, but well worth the saved effort and extra cost.

5.0

Don't worry

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Verified Buyer


yes

5.0

Top Quality...A set for every Luthier

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Verified Buyer


StewMac has done it again; produced top quality items with exceptional speed on delivery. The book alone on Fretting is worth it...makes the tools seem secondary. Dr. Nelson

5.0

First fret job without fretting

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Verified Buyer


I may not do another fret job but these tools proved essential in getting this one done. I have tools like these but not exactly. What I have would not have done as well. All these tools can also be used for other purposes. Good quality fundamental tools.

5.0

Essential fretting set 

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Verified Buyer


This essential kit is the best. The quality of the tools is great.

4.0

Essential

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I bought this kit to start creating cigar box guitars. Fretting is the most intensive part of the job. This kit makes it much easier.

5.0

Aptly-named set!

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Verified Buyer


Good quality tools. This IS the absolutely minimum you need to do quality, professional work. Once you get it, you will soon realize that there are more specialized tools to do things quicker & better. Love my first step into guitar repair!

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