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StewMac Fret Cutter

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StewMac Fret Cutter

About This Item

Spend less time filing fret ends!
This is the best tool for trimming the ends off fretwire.

A Stewart-MacDonald exclusive, our custom-made steel cutter has improved features you won't find on hardware store nippers.

The jaws are specially hardened for fret work, and they're profiled and flush-ground to cut the wire close to the fretboard. The result is a cleaner cut without pulling the wire, so you'll need less filing. Longer rubber-coated handles allow better access to the frets over a guitar body.

1" (25.4mm) jaw width, 8" (203.20mm) length.

Essential for Fretting
This item is 1 of the 7 tools included in our Essential Fretting Tool Set, a compilation of tools you'll need for the fundamentals of fret work. The set also includes our book, Fret Work Step-By-Step by Erick Coleman with Dan Erlewine.

Works on stainless frets, too!
All of our tools are suitable for use on stainless-steel fretwire, with the exception of our Fret Tang Nippers. Modern stainless-steel fretwire is known to be harder than the traditional nickel-silver blends, but our own shop experience indicates the wire does not cause premature wear of files or sandpapers.


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5.0

Great Tool

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Exactly as represented

5.0

Tougher than nails, actually.

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Verified Buyer


A reliable tool for your workbench, with proper use it should last a lifetime.

5.0

stew-mac fret cutter

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Verified Buyer


As a builder I fret a lot of instruments and this cutter is the best I have used. Very little pressure is needed even on jumbo frets. At 80 years old this is important. This tool is a must have if you do much fretting.

5.0

Great Tool For Fret Job

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Very smooth and useful

5.0

Makes fret cutting easy

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Verified Buyer


Saves time doing fretwork by trimming waste wire close to fret board, resulting in less filing. High quality material and design! Again, another great product available at Stewmac!! Tks, pb

5.0

Love these cutters

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Verified Buyer


This is my second cutter. I cut a live electric wire with my now #2 cutter. So nowe I have a formal and informal cutter! #1 for frets ONLY! They are great!

5.0

Fret Cutters

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These end cutters or Fret Cutters are made with with of a very high quality steel, built to last. If you have used your normal hardware store end cutters you will really appreciate using a good high quality StewMac fret cutter, quality through and through.

5.0

Nip pulled out frets in the bud

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These really work well on stainless. I love how close you can nip to the fretboard without unseating the frets. The longer handles give great leverage.

5.0

Best I've used!

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I've tried other cutters specifically for frets and none have cut like these. Works great for stainless steel too! Would buy again.

5.0

Excelent, excelent

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I'm very happy to have this fret cutter, its amazing, the work to refret turn in a easy job. Thanks Friends.

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