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Fret Press Caul, Caul only

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Fret Press Caul, Caul only

Fret Press Caul, Caul only

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Fret Press Caul with 5 Fret Press Inserts

Fret Press Caul with 5 Fret Press Inserts

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Fret Press Caul, Caul only

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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.

Includes five grooved/radiused brass inserts (6", 7-1/4", 9-1/2", 12" and 16").

Additional radii are available: Fret Press Inserts


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Non leveling Press

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Fretting a Flat new Rosewood Fingerboard resulted in random fret depths in the order of 10-15 thousandths side to side on 40% of the frets. The Fret press caul was used with a similar press to the SM #4480, with a Steel flat plate under the fingerboard with the steel plate resting on the extended level feet off the press. The fingerboard was centered under the shaft of the press and the frets were fully pressed into the fingerboard.
The result was uneven seating , fret to fret and side to side.
I have had to remove and reset about 40% of the frets and redo them by hammering them in.

I would not recommend this tool.

5.0

awsome !!!

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This is by far the best way I have found to install frets. Rather than noisily banging away with a hammer for what seems like forever, this presses the frets in nice and quiet and fast. The result is much more accurate than any hammering job, requiring much less leveling and dressing afterwards.

As the caul swivels in the drill press, it is self-aligning to a degree. Rather than pressing the entire fret straight down, I prefer to press one side, then the other, and then the center, much the same way you would hammer a fret. There is much less stress on everything that way as well. You'll still want a fret hammer for touch-ups, but you won't need it much. And don't forget the glue - I like white glue for frets - it makes the installation much stronger, dries clear, and cleans up easily.

5.0

Where have you been all my life?

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I've only been at this luthier stuff for a few years now and have been hammering in frets with hit and miss success. WOW! I just pressed in frets for the first time a few minutes ago and was that a breeze!!!! I can see that there will be very little need for a lot of fret leveling. This is was a great tool investment.

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