My first job doing frets on my first tenor ukulele and they turned out great, I can't imagine to have done them using the old method of hammering them in. It worked great on my 20 inch drill press.
I re-freted using slightly over radiused frets, and pushed them right in with the fret crawl. This is a God send!! Great product. A must have if you do any fret or re-fret job!! Currently have done three necks with minimal fret leveling in just the first week!!
OH YES..... I used this in my drill press to install frets with a Smile on my face the whole time !!!!! No hammer dings, uniform and very snug fit !!! What a treat !!!
Still hammer in frets, only when necessary now.
Over an acoustic body,you still need to pull out the hammer, but all the others, and electric bolt-on necks, it's so cool! I feel (and see) a really positive seating of the fret with this caul in my drill press. Just wish all these great tools could be just a little less costly!! Great addition to the workshop
i used to pound frets in with a hammer, sometimes that is still necessary however this tool has made the bulk of my fret work much faster and easier.
Fantastic, easy to use and fast for a perfect job on my 1957 Strato
I have re-fretted several guitars in the last years, and always looked to this tool with curiosity but never bought it. Last week i decided to go for it and... FANTASTIC!!! refretted a 74 strat neck in 20 min?!? could not believe it myself, great tool...
I have only used the fret press on one fret board but was impressed with how easy it was to use. Gave it 4 stars but I think that would go up to 5 stars after I have used it some more. If you do your own fret boards give it a try.
I would have given it 5 stars if mine had come straight at the swivel connection. Kind of odd since the tool seems well made otherwise. Sinks the frets positively and evenly.
It is a super tool for fitting frets ....!!!
I am very pleased with the performance and the speed of my work.
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