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Cauls for Jaws2

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Cauls for Jaws2 Flat wooden caul only

Flat wooden caul only

Item # 4268
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Cauls for Jaws2 Neck wooden caul only

Neck wooden caul only

Item # 4269
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$16.04

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Cauls for Jaws2 Soundhole wooden caul only

Soundhole wooden caul only

Item # 4270
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$14.84

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Jaws2 Fret Press

Jaws2 Fret Press

Item # 4266
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Cauls for Jaws2

About This Item

Hammering frets over an unsupported acoustic guitar top is risky! Safely press the frets in with Jaws2.

Jaws2 features special soundhole cauls and a self-leveling upper caul that take the stress off the guitar top, so you can safely press the frets into place. Jaws2 is a great idea that was conceived by luthier Bryan Galloup and refined by master fretman Dan Erlewine. Jaws2 utilizes the same 2-1/2" radius brass inserts as our other Jaws tools.

Jaws2 is a professional fretting tool with a self-leveling upper caul that adjusts easily to any neck. It includes five interchangeable 2-1/2" brass inserts, grooved to fit over the fretwire crown. The inserts match popular fretwire radii: 7-1/4", 9-1/2", 12" and 16", and a special 6"-radius insert holds down the fret ends for gluing. Additional radii are available.

Three wooden lower cauls are included: a contoured soundhole caul to span the braces inside a Martin-style guitar, a flat caul you can custom shape to fit over other bracings, and a felt-lined radiused caul to protect the back of the neck. Each caul features an ingenious internal magnet that holds it on the clamp jaw, allowing fumble-free setup.


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Jaws2 Fret Press Instructions

An overview of and instructions for using the Jaws2 Fret Press.

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4.0

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This is good but not best.

5.0

Great for what it is

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I bought this after seeing someone on Youtube use this on a Les Paul. It is a fantastic tool for fretting over the heel and to sound hole. A little slow but definitely can be used for the whole neck in a pinch. It takes a little practice to be proficient but know I cant imagine life without it.Works very well on my neck jig!

5.0

Versatile Fretting Tool

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I build and repair acoustics and electrics of all shapes and sizes and so I needed a versatile fretting tool that not only worked "out-of-the-box" but also allowed me to design and build my own cauls for non-standard work. It took some practice to get comfortable with the design but now I can't imagine NOT having this in my shop. This tool provides enough versatility that with some imagination (and a good band saw) you can tackle any fret job.

5.0

Jaws2

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I never liked the idea of hammering frets in simply because of denting frets and having to level the frets out more, nothing better than pressing them in, i leave the jaws2 tightened on the fret I'm working on as i wick the super glue in for the fret and let it rest for 5mins and move on to the next fret. Great item

2.0

Not good for classical guitars

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Sorry, the system works ok itself. It is a brilliant idea, but it unfortunately it is not possible to use it for the 18th and 19th fret of a classical guitar. Once you insert it inside the soundhole you can only reach up to the 17th fret. It might work great on a steel string guitar, but I think you should have mentioned this kind of problem for those who build classical guitars.

5.0

Does what it says on the tin!

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Didn't realise fretting could be so hassle free. No hammering, all frets sitting as they should be - a joy. Only difficulty was aligning the neck caul as it slipped around until I wedged it with a couple of lollipop sticks - once that was sorted, fantastic.

5.0

Jaw 2

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This product worked very well, laying in frets with a pleasing evenness and requiring minimum hassle. Using the wooden cowls, I had only a little difficulty getting the top frets in (nearest the bridge). It's expensive for what it is, because the package includes three cowls ($12 a piece approx), but I minimized the cost by buying only one brass insert (flat, for classical/flamenco guitars). I can recommend it as a good piece of equipment.

5.0

Jaws2 Awesome!

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I am re-fretting a 35 year old custom guitar, the Jaws2 clamp system allowed me to squeeze in the top frets near the sound hole without using a fret hammer - the wooden caul worked perfectly around the top braces. I was also able to use it on the fretboard using the jig recommended in the instructions. I give it a 10!

5.0

Great fretting tool

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I used to hammer frets, but since using the Jaws 2 I am sold on pressing frets in. The frets go in quickly, nice and even with no loose fret ends. Pressing frets is also easier on the guitar (and ears) than hammering.

5.0

Easy job.

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I am very satisfy, this tool made my job easier and fast.

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