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Fret Press Caul

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Use your drill press! Our self-leveling steel fretting caul has a 3/8" shank to fit your shop arbor press or your drill press.

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Fret Press Caul
  Item# Description In stock Price Quantity
4365 Caul with 5 brass inserts Yes

4366 Caul only Yes

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Includes five grooved/radiused brass inserts (6", 7-1/4", 9-1/2", 12" and 16").

Additional radii are available: Fret Press Inserts

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Fret Press Caul
Fret Press Caul
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5 4-10-2014
works as advertised

So far I've just used it once, but it seems to have done an excellent job. When fretting with a hammer, I expect to have to do lots of leveling afterwards, but initial tests with the Fret Rocker show this neck is nearly perfect already. I will probably end up tapping down a few places with the hammer and then stoning the whole thing perfect before I am completely satisfied, but that's just because I am fussy about these things. I found it is easier to do a fret (especially a long one) in several steps - push one end, then the other, then the middle down hard. Much the same way you would hammer it. That also puts less stress on your drill press, which isn't really designed for this kind of thing, but seems to do it well enough. Better, faster and *quieter* than hammering. Although I must say I found the whack whack whack method more satisfying somehow. Alas, I will probably never do it that way again. The Stewmac neck caul is the other end of this rig, and is pretty much essential.

alder  NJ USA Read my reviews (17)
5 3-21-2014
Works like a charm in my drill press.

Way better than pounding!

Highline Guitars  Denver, Colorado Read my reviews (30)
5 12-28-2013
very much better

Better and awesome


nonuz the ego  kuala lumpur . malaysia Read my reviews (6)
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5 12-01-2013

I use this in my drill press and it works perfect all frets are all the same hight as long as you don't press one to hard that is easy to do to and hard to fix u can smash the wood

joey65746  missouri Read my reviews (5)
5 10-28-2013
Easy fretting

This tool give a perfect fretting job. Heavy recommended!

Luciano Italy  Foggia Read my reviews (6)
5 10-17-2013
Awesome product

I'm making my first Guitar and the concept of the neck and frets scared the crap out of me. I found that StewMac has all the right tools and this is one of the best. I used the Fret Press Caul in my drill press and the Neck support under the neck to insert my frets. For kicks, I tried hammering one in a sample and there was no comparison. They made my life simple and professional looking neck. A must buy!!

BradL  Stratford, CT Read my reviews (2)
4 9-04-2013
Modified for my use

I don't use mine in my press. I have modified the unit by welding the chuck bit verticle. I use a light hammer to tap frets into place. It gives me an even push on the entire fret to the radius of the neck.

XevKai  St.Clair Shores, Michigan Read my reviews (11)
5 8-04-2013
does what it should

in combination with the neck support it works like a dream. Fast and easy!

Milagra Dulce' Guitar works  Oregon Read my reviews (13)
5 7-22-2013
Cool Caul

This is a quick, safe for the guitar and non noisy method for installing frets. You are best to use this with the fret press from Stewmac.

KL  Christchurch, New Zealand Read my reviews (33)
5 6-30-2013
caul press

Tried using the fret hammer with little results,,ordered the press caul,,,worked fantastic

Dick Fox  Clifty Ar. Read my reviews (2)
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