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Fretting Hammer

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Our well-balanced dual-face hammer has become a standard tool for fretwork.

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  Item# Description In stock Price Quantity
4895 Hammer with plastic and brass faces Yes

4896 7/8" Replacement plastic face Yes

4897 7/8" Replacement brass face Yes

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The aluminum head is threaded for two replaceable striking surfaces: a low-dent plastic flat face with smooth edges, and a brass convex face that's radiused for installing frets. Sturdy hardwood handle.

Head striking surface diameter 7/8" (22.23mm)
Overall length of the head 2-3/4" (69.85mm)
Handle length 9-1/2" (241.30mm)

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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A fret hammer was one of the first lutherie tools Erick Coleman ever bought, and it's still an essential in his shop. In this issue of Trade Secrets, he shows how to use it.

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Fretting Hammer
Fretting Hammer
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5 7-11-2012
Works Wonders

I'm finally able to fix my guitars! Thanks so much for making this website simple and the tools ample.

Swerve85  Chicago
5 6-01-2012
Great size

Perfect size and weight for fret jobs.

Little Crow  Atlanta, GA Read my reviews (29)
5 2-27-2012
fret hammer of the gods

does a good job of seating frets
replaceable brass & plastic heads

tony clarke  arkansas Read my reviews (4)
5 2-11-2012
100% hammer

nice. kung kasabot mo sa akong gi type! sure ko malingaw mo ug basa. "chada" kayo ni na martelyo para sa fret job!

MAAyo ang Dios!

jiROck Custom  Philippines Read my reviews (58)
4 1-31-2012
fretting hammer

great hammer for the money!!! nice that it has replacable faces!!! use it on the regular now.

will lee  savannah, ga Read my reviews (9)
5 9-10-2011
fretting hammer!

Perfect for a special ukelele build I just completed!


Steve R  Spring,Tx Read my reviews (26)
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5 7-26-2011
Great to have on hand

At first I thought these were really over-priced but now that I've owned mine for around a year I've gotta' say, its worth it! its great to have both a plastic and metal head in one. They last, do a great job, and have a lot of uses other than fretting. Definitely a good buy!

Nolan Peach  Colorado Read my reviews (10)
5 6-15-2011
Versatile tool

I've used this hammer for everything BUT fretwork! I use it mostly for pickup making, but I've used it around the house for all sorts of tasks that need a gentler hammer. I like that the heads are replaceable.

Bob  USA Read my reviews (22)
5 5-24-2011
the hammer

Perfect for the type of work, slight and comfortable!!

Gilton ss  Brazil Read my reviews (18)
5 4-13-2011
Fantastic Hammer!!!!!!!

Fantastic!!! It´s very comfortable. "OBRIGADO" guys!!!!!

Flavio Petruy  Brazil Read my reviews (8)
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