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Jaws Fret Press

Jaws Fret Press

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Jaws Fret Press

About This Item

Fret an entire bolt-on neck, or most of an acoustic neck, FAST!
"My favorite fretting tool." — Dan Erlewine

The original handheld fret press
Jaws was invented by our own Dan Erlewine, master teacher of fretting techniques. It gives you the finest control as you press a fret into the slot—you actually feel it seating! You get the precision of an arbor press with the mobility of a hand tool.

NEW! Quick-change neck cauls
You get four padded neck support cauls, to cradle any neck:

  • Standard for guitar and bass
  • Wide for classical guitar
  • Narrow for ukulele, mandolin and banjo
  • Flat for bolt-on neck heels

A quick-release pin lets you swap neck cauls in an instant. The neck cauls slide on a brass bar, for centering the neck under the fret caul or moving off-center to press fret ends.

Self-leveling fret caul
The self-adjusting fret caul holds our 2-1/2" brass inserts, radius-curved and grooved to fit the fret. These are the same inserts used in our Fret Arbor Press and Jaws2.

Our Jaws Fret Press comes with these popular radii: 7-1/4", 9-1/2", 12" and 16", and a special 6" radius insert for gluing fret ends. Additional radii are available.

Lifetime guarantee
We manufacture Jaws here in Ohio, modifying the strongest clamping plier of all: the rugged FACOM/PROTO tool. Jaws is the finest tool available for installing frets, backed by StewMac's 100% Guarantee.

Why press frets?
Pressing the frets saves time and gives consistent results. That's why it's the method that's widely used in guitar production. Pressed-in frets are less likely to be loose or uneven, because there's none of the recoil produced by hammer blows.

Jaws2 Jaws2 for acoustic fretboard extensions
Hammering frets over an unsupported acoustic guitar top is risky! Jaws2 has 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. More...


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Jaws Fret Press Instructions

Overview and instructions for using the Jaws Fret Press.

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5.0

A really great tool

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While I won't hesitate to hammer in frets when I need to, the Jaws press has become my go-to fretting tool. Using it as a clamp when gluing frets doubles its value, and being able to fret a neck while in the neck jig can be so helpful when compression fretting.

5.0

Get one! Now! Please! For your own sake!!

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These tool is the best tool i could have got for fretting. It is way beyond what i expected.

I wasn't really shure of these purchase.

But trust me when i say this is one of the best purchases i've ever made. Fretting is so easy and safe with Jaws. Like cutting butter. And they are so easy to use.

I'm very happy with my fretting pliers. I hope Jaws II are as great as Jaws. Worth every penny.

4.0

Jaws Comment

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Verified Buyer


Finally purchased Jaws after much thought and hammering frets (for years). At first we found it difficult to operate. It takes a learning curve.It's easier as a clamping tool for sure.
However, after the learning curve we're more confident about Jaws where at first we were dicey.
Stewmac's video make it look so simple, but the instructions are clear and suggest trial before actual:Good advice.
In sum, this will be a useful tool.

5.0

Buying the license for a perfect fret job

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Verified Buyer


I repeatedly looked at these and scoffed at the price- "for a glorified pair of vice grips", I thought... But I saw the ends of enough frets pop out of the slots as I tried to hammer them in, and decided finally to spend the dough. I IMMEDIATLY started seating frets perfectly. I now justify the cost like this: I bought the tool for $40, and the "perfect fret job" license for $200, and it was worth it!
Now if only it did the upper frets as easily as the lower ones...

5.0

Must have tool especially for rookie fretters

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For the price of an expert fret job for one guitar, this tool enables you to do your own work with the fastest and most correct results a beginner can expect. If you have a 'guitar family', now you can install frets quickly and efficiently. After 3-4 tries on 'test necks', your whole technique evolves with practice, and I now am confident that I can handle most any fret job, for a six string, anyway.

5.0

Good Jaws

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Verified Buyer


A well-designed. Strong. Saves time. I like this tool a lot.

5.0

Awesome!!!

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Verified Buyer


I had been fretting with a hammer and this changed everything. Every fret job since has been flawless and faster than before. A real must for any busy shop.

5.0

Pince a refretter

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Verified Buyer


TrFs bel outil d'excellente qualitT et facile d'utilisation. Je le trouvai trop cher! Mais aprFs l'avoir retu je n'ai pas regrettT cet achat! Au contraire je recommande cet outil! En plus Stemac a un service d'expTdition impressionnant de rapiditT et d'efficacitT! Bravo!

5.0

Good

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Verified Buyer


It's best, love idea this tool

5.0

Jaws

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Verified Buyer


Haven't had a chance to use them yet, but look forward to pressing most of the frets instead of hammering.

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