worked really liked it. better than a hammer
I've used these for dreadnought, classical, and cigar box guitars, and they are so much better than the "tap, tap" method. My only wish is that there were inserts for the narrow/low fretwire used on ukuleles, as the frets tend to rock or tilt in these inserts. Otherwise, I wish I'd thought of them!
I purchased a flat fret press insert to accompany the set that came with the fret arbor press system that I previously purchased, which included only radius inserts.
Well made inserts - using press tool means less leveling job after fret instalation.
If you own the caul, do yourself a favor and get one of each size. Yeah, you may not see many 7.25 or 16" radiuses in your shop... but the moment you do and don't have the correct insert, you'll be sorry.
Inserts work great with the fret press. Saves a lot of time installing frets and is more exact than using a hammer. Frets can be pressed to nearly identical height throughout the fret board reducing the amount of fret to be cut when dressing for a perfectly level fret job.
Mine have little scratches all over the surface and on the edges, but overall quality is good.
These are a neccesity if you are serious about fret instalation. Much more accurate and less traumatic to the fretboard than hammering in.
They work as advertized and the price is right. I do change the inserts as I work down the neck on compound radii, but it's a quick change.
Well made and accurately machined.
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