Fret/Fingerboard Levelers

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Fret/Fingerboard Levelers 8" length

8" length

Item # 4577
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Fret/Fingerboard Levelers 16" length

16" length

Item # 4578
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Fret/Fingerboard Levelers 24" length

24" length

Item # 4579
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Fret/Fingerboard Levelers

Precision-ground for flatness.
Fast, accurate leveling tools for the pro shop.

Each heavyweight steel tube is precision-ground for flatness on the narrow sides. Attach abrasive to quickly level frets or unfretted fingerboards.

Each heavyweight rectangular 1" x 2" steel tube is precision-ground for flatness on two opposite sides. The tool's edges are smooth to prevent gouging.

Available in three lengths, to level any fingerboard.

Roger Sadowsky, ace builder and repairman, wrote us to say:
"I have been leveling fingerboards and frets for 30 years and thought I was pretty set in my ways. However, I have recently tried the 16" steel levelers (#4578) and man, talk about teaching an old dog new tricks! My fingerboards have never been better, and they work much better than files for leveling frets. Thank you again, StewMac!!!"

Cut and stick!
3M Stikit Gold Paper Self-adhesive Abrasives are the right width for our leveling and radius sanding tools. Attach 80 through 220-grits for radiusing and leveling the fingerboard, and 220 through 400-grits for leveling the frets.

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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My favorite fret leveling tool

(Customer's Reviews)

This is a great tool for getting the bulk of the frets level because of its weight. I barely apply any pressure and it does all the work. A staple in my shop.


A few stars short of great.

(Customer's Reviews)

Last night I used the new Stew Mac Fret/Fingerboard Leveler. It was not very exciting it worked, but no better than the Stew Mac Aluminum Radius-sanding Beam.

The bad: Not worth the money. One of the large flat surfaces should have been milled.

The good: It's heavy, long, and pretty flat. 320 grit sandpaper leaves fewer marks than the extra-fine diamond sharpening stones or my files.

Still not satisfied maybe it is time for a Plek Machine.


Leveling beams

(Customer's Reviews)

I have two of these and love them, the wieght makes leveling more or less effortless and they can be used for many many other things besides leveling fingerboards and frets

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