Fret Cutter

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

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Fret Cutter

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Fret Cutter for trimming fret ends

After installing new frets, the flush-cut jaws of a fret cutter trim the fret ends.


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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 to do 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.

Not recommended for use with stainless-steel fretwire.

Essential for fretting
This item is one of seven tools included in our Essential Fretting Tool Kit, a compilation of tools you'll need for the fundamentals of fret work. Kit also includes our book, Fretwork Step By Step by Erick Coleman with Dan Erlewine.


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5.0

Buy these.

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I don't normally do these reviews but I have to say these fret cutters are great. I do a ton of fret work and these cutters make the job so much more pleasant. Thanks Stewmac.

5.0

Fret Cutter

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Works perfectly

5.0

What A Cutter

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Had been using a set of "nippers" I purchased at a hardware store. What a difference! The cutter I purchased from StewMac is cleaner & faster

5.0

Essential

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Of all the tools on this entire website this is the one I wouldn't buy anywhere else. And that's after trying all the alternatives. A touch of downward pressure with the thumb of your free hand has you snip and - bingo - fret ends nipped off better than anything else. Top marks.

1.0

Do Not Buy!!

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Chewed the ends after one fret job (stewmac wide/tall nickel wire), sent me another pair..2nd guitar build same thing happened, harder steel required!!

5.0

HOT KNIFE n BUTTER's got NOTHING ON THIS CUTTER

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I cannot rave enough about this tool, it's the 5th cutter I've bought and the last - BRILLIANT . . . proverbial hot knife thro' butter.

5.0

Great set of nippers

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This is a substantial set of cutters great for fret removal and trimming

5.0

excellent product

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product of high quality, lightweight and easy to work, a beauty

5.0

great fret cutter

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Smooth! A veritable pleasure to work with. It cuts so clean and saves so much tedious filing. It is also very useful for other precision cutting works.

A real must in a workshop.

5.0

Works great

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I used these to trim the ends of fretwire on my first dulcimer build. They work great. Very sharp and easy to use. A high quality tool. I also found they will cut small screws with ease. I recommend.

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