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Fret Press Caul

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Fret Press Caul

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Use your drill press! Our self-leveling steel fretting caul has a 3/8" shank to fit your shop arbor press or your drill press.

Fit with your choice of radius brass inserts: Fret Press Inserts


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5.0

factory fret job

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You get a factory quality job with this caul and an arbor (drill press etc.,). Hammering works fine if you like doing it that way but it offers no other advantage over pressing with a radiused caul. Awesome for replacing frets in damaged slots because you can hold the fret in place until your epoxy dries and no pop-up. This is a production tool.

5.0

Perfect jobs

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Useful and well constructed.

5.0

works as advertised

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Verified Buyer


So far I've just used it once, but it seems to have done an excellent job. When fretting with a hammer, I expect to have to do lots of leveling afterwards, but initial tests with the Fret Rocker show this neck is nearly perfect already. I will probably end up tapping down a few places with the hammer and then stoning the whole thing perfect before I am completely satisfied, but that's just because I am fussy about these things. I found it is easier to do a fret (especially a long one) in several steps - push one end, then the other, then the middle down hard. Much the same way you would hammer it. That also puts less stress on your drill press, which isn't really designed for this kind of thing, but seems to do it well enough. Better, faster and *quieter* than hammering. Although I must say I found the whack whack whack method more satisfying somehow. Alas, I will probably never do it that way again. The Stewmac neck caul is the other end of this rig, and is pretty much essential.

5.0

Works like a charm in my drill press.

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Verified Buyer


Way better than pounding!

5.0

perfect

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Verified Buyer


I use this in my drill press and it works perfect all frets are all the same hight as long as you don't press one to hard that is easy to do to and hard to fix u can smash the wood

5.0

Easy fretting

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This tool give a perfect fretting job. Heavy recommended!

5.0

Awesome product

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I'm making my first Guitar and the concept of the neck and frets scared the crap out of me. I found that StewMac has all the right tools and this is one of the best. I used the Fret Press Caul in my drill press and the Neck support under the neck to insert my frets. For kicks, I tried hammering one in a sample and there was no comparison. They made my life simple and professional looking neck. A must buy!!

4.0

Modified for my use

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I don't use mine in my press. I have modified the unit by welding the chuck bit verticle. I use a light hammer to tap frets into place. It gives me an even push on the entire fret to the radius of the neck.

5.0

does what it should

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in combination with the neck support it works like a dream. Fast and easy!

5.0

Cool Caul

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This is a quick, safe for the guitar and non noisy method for installing frets. You are best to use this with the fret press from Stewmac.

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StewMac PDF Catalog, page 9 See Fret Press Caul
on page 9 of our StewMac Digital Catalog