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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

Does Stainless great!

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I buy a new pair every couple years, but these manage stainless steel frets really well.

My old ones I grind down into other specific tools, like fret pullers and fret tang adjusters.

5.0

Great tool.

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Verified Buyer


This is great for beginners and experts as it makes everything very fast and simple. Highly recommended!

5.0

Great tool!

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I should have had this years ago.
I don't know how I got along without it.

5.0

Perfect tool for frets!

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I used them to trim the fret ends and had minimal dressing to do afterwards!

5.0

Superior Tool

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Verified Buyer


I have used a pair of wire cutters for cutting my frets for years, but I will tell anyone that having the right tool for the job is the key to speeding up the work.

This cutter cuts through the fret like butter, leaving a clean end, which requires just a few strokes with a file to finish the job.

Excellent tool I wish I had bought years ago.

5.0

very good

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very good

5.0

Reliable

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Got this since 2013 and have been using it on uncountable number of fretworks, it still remains sharp and cut nicely. Had tried similar product in the market but not any other can be compared both on the hardness of material and the angle of the cutting edge. Apart from cutting fret, this fret cutter could be used on many other tasks, I should say, there are lots of trade secret behind. Highly recommended.

5.0

Excellent fret cutter

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I used this tool for the first time a few days ago and was happy with the results. The fret wire is cut very close to the fretboard. I used this for an ukulele.

5.0

So much more than a fret nipper

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Indispensable! I use these for everything. Haven't actually nipped a fret in years. Watch out for your fingers!

5.0

Fret cutters

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I previously was using a set from the box store,they didn't cut flush and the cutting edge wasn't tempered,the new set I recieved from Stewart MacDonald are absolutely great,love them.Thanks Rick

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on page 13 of our StewMac Digital Catalog