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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

Wow! Awesome!

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I bought this set for use with my drill press. I'd considered buying the "jaws" but though they were a bit out of my price range. This was the best thing ever. I'd tried hammering frets in, and I tried pressing frets in with a makeshift press I built utilizing my bench press (never do that). Then I decided to try this, and wow I'm glad I did. I'll never go back to ingenuity, for this particular task anyhow.

5.0

Fret press caul.

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The fret press caul really worked well. I'm still on my first build and had to redo my fretboard due to impatience on my part more than anything else. Got the caul and attached it to an old Rigid pipe vise I had in the shop and it pressed those medium high and tall frets in consistently and accurately. I took my time this time and the frets are even and level and it came out tons better than my amateur hammering last time. Much easier to control and line up than hammering and really sets and seats them in.

5.0

Pretty smooth way to go.

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Expanding horizons on a re fret and this worked well. Once you get your MO down on lining everything up. Patience rules ! The one thing i didnt think through was the guitar shoulders hit the press so I had to old school it after that to the sound hole to finish the job. This press did a good job and on a new , un attached fretboard will be perfect.

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!

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