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Fret Press Caul with 5 Fret Press Inserts

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Fret Press Caul with 5 Fret Press Inserts

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Fret Press Caul with 5 Fret Press Inserts

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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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5.0

Just buy it

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Special use tools that make your work easier and help ensure quality are worth the cost. This tool does not disappoint.

5.0

They work well

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I got these as a set to use with my trusty drill press and it works well. I have used to repair no yet done a whole re fret with them but should be good to go when I do.

5.0

worth every penny!

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I put off buying the fret press caul because of the expense. It's not that expensive, it's just that I only build 4 or 5 guitars a year, but after watching other builders use this tool and how easy it looked and how well their fret jobs looked I decided it might be worth it. It definitely is! It is easy, quick and does a great job, better than I've ever done with a fret hammer. I only wished I had gotten one sooner.

5.0

No Brainer

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IF you already have a drill press which is pretty much required to build a quality guitar, this setup saves a lot of time setting, leveling, and crowning. Your frets will have more life since you don't have to grind so much off leveling, at least that's my experience with the hammer. It takes a little patience getting everything lined up and the fret steady before committing to each press but still, the time saved and final product is far superior.

5.0

Perfect jobs

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Useful and well constructed.

5.0

works as advertised

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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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Way better than pounding!

5.0

perfect

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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!!

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