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Chip Stoppers, Set of 2

Chip Stoppers, Set of 2

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Fret Puller with Chip Stoppers Set

Fret Puller with Chip Stoppers Set

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Chip Stoppers, Set of 2

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Fewer chips, cleaner refrets, less work. Tired of gluing back fingerboard chips after pulling up old frets? Our steel Chip Stoppers™ work with our Fret Puller to minimize chip-out.

Chip Stoppers are a clever solution from Don MacRostie here at StewMac, and a big hit in our shops.

The problem with refrets is, any pulled fret might yank a piece of fingerboard up with it. Then if you're lucky, you'll manage to glue each chip back in.

Chip Stoppers press down on the fingerboard as the Fret Puller takes frets out. You get fewer chips, and cleaner refrets. Too bad we didn't think of this twenty years ago — imagine the hours we all would have saved!

Here's how they work:
Heat the fret as usual, with a chisel-tip soldering iron to soften glue under the fret.

Now lift the end of the fret, getting under it with the jaws of the Fret Puller. As soon as it starts coming out, slide the Chip Stopper into place; the .033" x 3" slot fits around the fret tang. Now you can walk the Fret Puller down the length of the fret, lifting it out as the Stopper protects the wood underneath.

Most often, you'll use the .020" Chip Stopper. Sometimes the .010" will suit you better, and you can also combine them for a .030" total thickness.


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3.0

fret puller

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They work as advertised but to be honest they just seem like a small pair of end cutters. I figured for 28.00 they'd be more "specialized".

5.0

better than nothing

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Verified Buyer


these do help with chipping, be sure to use your soldering iron on the fret first, they will keep the chip in-place even if lifted up some

5.0

Great addition to the tool set

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This set worked even better than expected. Took it slow and easy, and got very little chipping. Very pleased with the results.

5.0

great set of tools

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Verified Buyer


I bought this set up for a re-fret job on my 6 string it works very well with no major chips in fret board.

5.0

Super easy to use

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Verified Buyer


this combo works so well for pulling frets without damaging the fretboard.

5.0

Love these!

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Verified Buyer


They work like a charm. Haven't had as many chips when taking off frets. I highly recommend this.

5.0

Tools

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Good tools are a first step to do good work. Stew- mac has the best.

5.0

Great for all types of fret work

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Verified Buyer


Worked great

5.0

Chip stoppers

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I bought these for an old parlor guitar I have that I re-built a few years back. It was needing to be re-fretted. I bought these chip stoppers, and they do work well. I think I had one small little place that wanted to chip but only fractured slightly, but I think I know what happened on that. That would be me, being the culprit and not paying attention. However, I only used the thinnest one for my job. Also, it seems to me that these not only help with chipping but also with denting from prying tough frets with the puller pliers. Anyway, it is a good product.

5.0

Great idea,

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they work fine, thanks

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StewMac PDF Catalog, page 14 See Chip Stoppers, Set of 2
on page 14 of our StewMac Digital Catalog