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Fret Dressing Stick with Micro-Mesh Belts

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Fret Dressing Stick with Micro-Mesh Belts Fret Dressing Stick with 14 belts (2 of each grit)

Fret Dressing Stick with 14 belts (2 of each grit)

Item # 1939
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$36.78

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Fret Dressing Stick with Micro-Mesh Belts Fret Dressing Stick only

Fret Dressing Stick only

Item # 1938
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$3.99

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Fret Dressing Stick with Micro-Mesh Belts 120-grit replacement belt, pkg of 5

120-grit replacement belt, pkg of 5

Item # 1940
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$8.70

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Fret Dressing Stick with Micro-Mesh Belts 240-grit replacement belt, pkg of 5

240-grit replacement belt, pkg of 5

Item # 1941
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$8.70

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Fret Dressing Stick with Micro-Mesh Belts 320-grit replacement belt, pkg of 5

320-grit replacement belt, pkg of 5

Item # 1942
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$8.70

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Fret Dressing Stick with Micro-Mesh Belts 400-grit replacement belt, pkg of 5

400-grit replacement belt, pkg of 5

Item # 1943
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$8.70

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Fret Dressing Stick with Micro-Mesh Belts 600-grit replacement belt, pkg of 5

600-grit replacement belt, pkg of 5

Item # 1944
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$8.70

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Fret Dressing Stick with Micro-Mesh Belts 800-grit replacement belt, pkg of 5

800-grit replacement belt, pkg of 5

Item # 1945
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$8.70

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Fret Dressing Stick with Micro-Mesh Belts 1200-grit replacement belt, pkg of 5

1200-grit replacement belt, pkg of 5

Item # 1946
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$8.70

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Fret Dressing Stick with Micro-Mesh Belts

About This Item

Upgraded to Micro-Mesh!
The Fret Dressing Stick features interchangeable Micro-Mesh® sanding belts for removing the scratches left by leveling and crowning files.

This comfortable tool is spring-loaded to keep pressure on the sanding belt. A flip of your thumb rotates the belt for a fresh sanding surface. The compact size makes it ideal for fretwork. Use the grits in sequence to achieve a mirror shine on frets and hardware.

TIP: Some of us like to file a groove in the end of the stick. This way it fits over the fretwire like a crowning file.

Much more durable than traditional sandpaper, Micro-Mesh sanding belts are constructed with a thin cushion between the cloth back and the abrasive crystals. This cushion allows the crystals to align evenly and prevents random scratches in your work. Micro-Mesh crystals do not load up or generate heat the way traditional sandpaper does.

The tool measures 6-3/8" (162mm) long. The Micro-Mesh sanding belts are 1/4" (6.35mm) wide.


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3.0

Stick is good, belts aren't

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...but you can find better belts that fit perfectly the stick.

1.0

Fret dressing stick

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Verified Buyer


I brought the new micro mesh belts and was not happy. I've been using old belts for over ten years and they were great, but these new micro mesh belts are absolute rubbish. For a start they are too big to fit the stick properly and the grit is far smoother than it should be. It's very difficult to keep on the frets as they slip off and damage the board easily. A complete waste of money.
I'm going to have to get some proper belts made from my local abrasive supplier.
Very disappointed.

5.0

Excellent!

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Verified Buyer


As with all of my other Stew/Mac purchases, this one is top notch and a must have for any serious repairman, technician, or Luthier.

We use this and many other Stew/Mac tools during manufacturing and setups on all of our Sterling by Music Man and B.C. Rich guitars and basses.

Brian Martin
Vice President,
Praxis Musical Instruments
Home of Sterling by Music Man and B.C. Rich

4.0

Really good but ...

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Verified Buyer


The Micro Mesh belts don't seem to have the same durability as the individual sheets or pads... I have sheets that are well over 10 years old and still functional. The belts seem to load and not clean / recover. I found that the 150 grit lost grit surface quite quickly. That said they are still well worth having.

4.0

Finishing touch for fret job

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Verified Buyer


When putting the final touch on a quick fret leveling you need to be able to see your results. This tool does the trick!

1.0

These belts are terrible!

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Verified Buyer


I got a new batch of these greyish colored belts in 320 grit and noticed they don't cut as well the red ones and load up quicker.
Seemed like I was working with a 600 grit or something strange although it says 320mx. They also tend to come off the stick fast.
Everything I usually get from stewmac is great quality but these belts are not.

5.0

Very useful tool

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Verified Buyer


I have used these sanding sticks for years in constructing classical guitars. They are wonderful for brace work and for getting into small nooks and crannies.

1.0

Inferior quality

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Verified Buyer


The red ones that StewMac used to sell where superb. These new ones are just from inferior quality materials, they don't stay stable on the stick. You can not work as quickly as you used to. I would love to see the german ones back in the shop.

3.0

I agree with Jeff

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Verified Buyer


These new belts slide off the stick in a way that the old ones didn't. I won't give them just one star but they don't get a five like the old ones either. In my opinion any grit finer than 320 is useless and coarser than 240 makes a pretty big scratch in the fret if I slip. And it's easy to slip with these new belts. I think it's the plastic backing that is used.

5.0

Micro dressing file

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Verified Buyer


Love it. It's perfect for dressing frets!

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