Problem: how to install frets easily in the hard-to-clamp area over the neck heel. Solution: Jaws3!
Developed by our own Al Rorick, this ingenious fret press clamps onto the fingerboard and utilizes the same 2-1/2" radiused brass inserts as our other Jaws tools. Fret seating takes place at the end of the tool, letting you reach those "impossible" frets. Works for entire necks, too!
Jaws3 is a professional fretting tool that includes five interchangeable 2-1/2" brass inserts, grooved to fit over the fretwire crown. The inserts match popular fretwire radii: 7-1/4", 9-1/2", 12" and 16", and a special 6"-radius insert holds down the fret ends for gluing. Additional radii are available.
3-point thumbscrews seat the fret perfectly, and the rigid extruded aluminum body ensures stability. Jaws3 includes an adjustable neck clamp, radiused wooden neck caul with an ingenious internal magnet for fumble-free setup, and an angled wooden body caul for "set-neck" solidbodies and acoustic guitars.
Why press frets? Pressing the frets can save time and produce more consistent results. That's why it's the method that's widely used in guitar production. Pressed-in frets are less likely to have loose ends and uneven heights, because there's none of the recoil produced by hammer blows.
Be ready for any fret job!
Jaws Our original handheld fret press. Fret an entire bolt-on neck, or most any acoustic neck, FAST!
Jaws2 Safely press frets over an acoustic body, without risky hammering.