Improved design: one tool fits all fret sizes!
Our Fret Tang Nipper undercuts fretwire, fast and easy. Speeds fret jobs on bound necks, and helps save the lacquer finish at the edges of unbound fretboards.
Bill Collings (of Collings Guitars) inspired this clever tool for undercutting fretwire to fit over neck bindings. Insert the fretwire to the desired depth in the guide notch, squeeze the handle, and the wire is quickly and cleanly undercut—no bending or crimping.
Comes with three quick-change anvil plates for all sizes of fretwire from 0.053" to 0.120" (1.35mm to 3.05mm):
S = small / narrow
M = medium
L = large / jumbo
For unbound fingerboards, too: try nipping the fret tang to length before installing the fret. Now you'll only need to cut and file the overhanging crown, and the fret will be less likely to twist and unseat.
A repair shop favorite!
- Hardened-steel cuts clean and stays sharp
- Rubber coated handles for a comfortable, non-slip grip
- Tool is 7-3/4" long (197mm)
Not recommended for use with stainless-steel fretwire.