Fret/Fingerboard Levelers

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Fret/Fingerboard Levelers 8" length

8" length

Item # 4577
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Fret/Fingerboard Levelers 16" length

16" length

Item # 4578
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Fret/Fingerboard Levelers 24" length

24" length

Item # 4579
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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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I like the quality and the weight.

(Customer's Reviews)

I bought this for fret leveling, but I am finding other sanding jobs it works great for. I am going to get the 8" one for smaller jobs. Really great quality.


Takes the guesswork out of levelling frets!

(Customer's Reviews)

After using the fret press to install the fretwire, a few passes with this beam using each grit and perfect fretwork.

When I say perfect, I mean level within 0.0015"!!!


Papa T's Cigar box gtrs.

(Customer's Reviews)

This was exactly what I was missing for my gtr's, finally able to do an awesome fret job with a perfectly level neck and fret board. Don't hesitate!!!

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