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Fret Cutter

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Spend less time filing fret ends!
This is the best tool for trimming the ends off fretwire.

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A Stewart-MacDonald exclusive, our custom-made steel cutter has improved features you won't find on hardware store nippers.

The jaws are specially hardened for fret work, and they're profiled and flush-ground to cut the wire close to the fretboard. The result is a cleaner cut without pulling the wire, so you'll need to do less filing. Longer rubber-coated handles allow better access to the frets over a guitar body.

1" (25.4mm) jaw width, 8" (203.20mm) length.

Not recommended for use with stainless-steel fretwire.

Essential for fretting
The Fret Cutter is one of seven tools included in our Essential Fretting Tool Kit, a compilation of tools you'll need for the fundamentals of fret work. Kit also includes our book, Fretwork Step By Step by Erick Coleman with Dan Erlewine.

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Fret Cutter
Fret Cutter
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5 4-01-2014

These are nice nippers. They nip off the end of frets. You can also pull frets with them, use them as a clamp on fret wire to bend it to radius. Don't use them on stainless wire.

Pacific North Coast Guitars  Washington USA Read my reviews (39)
4 3-17-2014
Fret nippers

Hated to pay this much for these nippers but I've went thru 2 or 3 pair that nicked bad with very few fret jobs and eventually pitted so bad that they wouldn't cut. They (not the stew/mac) are hard to sharpen also and keep the cutting edges parallel. I haven't done but 1 fret job with these new ones and so far the edges look good. I'm using Stew/Mac, Nickel/ silver fret wire, so don't be under the impression I used steel wire or some other hard fretting material. If they don't hold up, I will repost another comment. So far, so good!!

guitarwoodrat  Cumberland Gap, Tn Read my reviews (18)
5 2-26-2014
Fret Cutters

Have several pairs; both home-ground and factory. These are the very best I've tried.

Ralph Pinaud  Lr.Sackville , N.S. Canada
5 2-20-2014
A bit expensive, but worth it.

I considered this purchase for a long time. Finally after giving up on other tools I sprung for the fret cutter. Makes that final cleanup much less work.

Larry Rose  Fort Worth, TX
5 2-13-2014
Very nice work and save time

Long hesitated to buy this tool. Now I do not regret any cents spent. Within a few minutes, I did the job that previously required a great care and patience. Sharp tool and works smoothly.

Vladimir Chvizh  Ukraine
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5 2-04-2014
best nipper there is

much better then the fake ones online ...invest the money & buy one that is not only sharp but the rubber wont rip off the handle after a few uses!

funkymann1  Miami florida Read my reviews (4)
5 1-03-2014
Fret Cutters

Super sharp tool, no problems and well worth the money.

Gumbo Blues Guitar  Ocala, Florida
5 12-21-2013


zudaka  Argentina Read my reviews (17)
5 12-06-2013
Heavy duty!

These cutters are heavy duty. You know when you pick them up that you have a solid tool in your hands.... And they cut frets like a hot knife through butter!

M. Ercse  Lamont, AB Canada
5 12-01-2013
cant work any better

these are very sharp and cut flush I use them all the time

joey65746  missouri Read my reviews (5)
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