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Fret Bending Pliers

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We've ground a fret tang slot into these special pliers, for bending frets to match the fretboard curve.

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Fret Bending Pliers
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1696 Fret Bending Pliers Yes

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The jaws are smooth, with no serrated teeth to mar the wire, and the fret drops right into place.

Of course, we recommend our FretBender for radiusing frets, but these pliers add that extra overbend that keeps the fret ends down. They also help straighten the tang of a twisted fret, and they're great for bending short frets in repair situations.

7" (177.80mm) overall length, with comfortable rubber-coated handles. Jaws are 3/8" (9.52mm) wide.

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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Fret Bending Pliers
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5 5-16-2013
Great tool!

I used these pliers to radius some frets for a refret job I recently did on an Ovation, and they worked perfectly and were easy to use.

Leapin Lizard  Monument, Colorado Read my reviews (8)
5 9-18-2012
Nice to have.

This is great for bending the last little bit that doesn't get radiused by the fret bending jig, or for over-bending the very ends for fretboards with rolled edges.

Greg Robinson - Guitar & Amplifier Technician  Melbourne, Australia Read my reviews (54)
5 11-18-2011
A good quality, last-a-lifetime

A good quality, last-a-lifetime

p gaudreau  canada Read my reviews (43)
5 9-14-2011
A Good Tool!

A good quality, last-a-lifetime, no frills tool. Very good.

Bob Long  England Read my reviews (7)
5 6-21-2011
Not an absolute must for the hobbyist luthiers like me...

It's a little pricey, but if you plan to fret a couple of necks, once in awhile throughout the years to come, it's a decent investment. For what it's designed, it work brilliantly.

No name brand  Gatineau, QC, Canada Read my reviews (5)
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