Fret Bending Pliers

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We've ground a fret tang slot into these special pliers, for bending frets to match the fretboard curve.

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Fret Bending Pliers

Item # 1696
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We've ground a fret tang slot into these special pliers, for bending frets to match the fretboard curve.

The jaws are smooth, with no serrated teeth to mar the wire, and the fret drops right into place.

Of course, we recommend our FretBender for radiusing frets, but these pliers add that extra overbend that keeps the fret ends down. They also help straighten the tang of a twisted fret, and they're great for bending short frets in repair situations.

7" (177.80mm) overall length, with comfortable rubber-coated handles. Jaws are 3/8" (9.52mm) wide.

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 and Fret Cutters. 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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Great tool!

By Leapin Lizard from Monument, Colorado
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, May 16, 2013


I used these pliers to radius some frets for a refret job I recently did on an Ovation, and they worked perfectly and were easy to use.

Nice to have.

By Greg Robinson - Guitar & Amplifier from Melbourne, Australia
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, September 18, 2012


This is great for bending the last little bit that doesn't get radiused by the fret bending jig, or for over-bending the very ends for fretboards with rolled edges.

A good quality, last-a-lifetime

By p gaudreau from canada
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, November 18, 2011


A good quality, last-a-lifetime

A Good Tool!

By Bob Long from England
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, September 14, 2011


A good quality, last-a-lifetime, no frills tool. Very good.

Not an absolute must for the hobbyist luthiers like me...

By No name brand from Gatineau, QC, Canada
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, June 21, 2011


It's a little pricey, but if you plan to fret a couple of necks, once in awhile throughout the years to come, it's a decent investment. For what it's designed, it work brilliantly.



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