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Fret Slot Cleaning Tool

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Fret Slot Cleaning Tool Replacement chisel only

Replacement chisel only

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Fret Slot Cleaning Tool

About This Item

Take it from Dan Erlewine, "A fret won't seat well if its slot isn't clean!" We developed this tool to effectively scrape away wood chips and old glue, for better fret seating.

The Fret Slot Cleaning Tool comes with 2 chisel blades. Additional replacement blades are sold separately.

This 5-1/2" Fret Slot Cleaning Tool has a comfortable handle with a metal collet, and a replaceable hooked .019" thin square-edged chisel that gets into the corners of the slots on bound fretboards. It can be used to scrape the bottom and the wall of the fret slot, and when the tool is held with both hands for control, it pries up dried glue.

The Fret Slot Cleaning Tool is included in this money-saving set:
Refret Saw and Fret Slot Cleaning Tool Set


Video

Trade Secrets!

Trade Secrets!

Yuck! Cleaning fret slot gunk from the Mike Bloomfield Tele

There was a load of glue and grunge under these frets. With scrapers, wipers and heat from an alcohol lamp, it’s amazing how much gunk Dan Erlewine extracted from Mike Bloomfield’s old fretboard!

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5.0

Fret slot cleaner

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Verified Buyer


I bought this tool for exactly what its title says. Im restoring my old Yamaha acustic guitar I needed to re-fret it man they used a ton of glue to hold in the frets, This tool made cleaning out the fret slots easy. I also used it for other things if you were thinking of buying this tool I would say Do it its well worth the money.

5.0

Nice!

By

Verified Buyer


It works nicely!

5.0

Clean Those Fret Slots

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Verified Buyer


I can see many uses for this hook shaped bladed tool.

5.0

Does what it's supposed to do

By

Verified Buyer


Great for cleaning fret slots, but also helps removing dirt and glue in other tight spots.

4.0

Fret Slot Cleaning Tool

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Verified Buyer


It would be great to have another size of the replacement chisel that is a bit thicker. I have an older one that measures .0225 and find it much more useful.

5.0

Great for the job. 

By

Verified Buyer


If you are gluing up bound fretboards then you will need this tool. Perfect for clearing out glue spillovers.

5.0

Fret SCT

By

Verified Buyer


Works great and easy to use. I'm very happy I purchased this tool!

4.0

Fret Slot Cleaner

By

Verified Buyer


Worked well

5.0

Low-buck winner!

By

Verified Buyer


Buy this and put it in an exacto knife handle if you can't afford the full tool. It will work exactly the same, although the StewMac handles are really comfortable and attractive. Sometimes it's nice to have the alternative you get you by.

5.0

Nice tool.

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Verified Buyer


Sharp and effective. Works well and I feel much more control than a little mini saw I use with a blade cut short (aka Dan E from the Stew Mac guitar repair book).

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