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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 2-20-2011
The perfect tool for the job

I was skeptical at first buying this tool because I already have nippers but trust me, if you need to pull a bad fret then you are going to need this tool! I challenge anyone that can find a similar tool at their local hardware store.

Mike Thornburg  Wakeman, OH
5 2-05-2011
Versatile Tool

This nipper works very well for trimming and pulling frets, however, it is also very useful in the machine shop. It trims milling burrs flush, it will grasp and pull items that protrude only a little above a surface. It will cut wire accurately to length and will trim shim stock without leaving a kink.

A word of caution - in order to cut flush, its edge must be thin and sharp. Cutting narrow hardened materials will damage this edge. It is a fine well made tool.

Thomas  Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada Read my reviews (4)
5 1-24-2011

great for pulling and trimming frets! clean end cuts-can't be done with off-the-shelf tools.

Carmen Pacella  Costa Mesa, CA Read my reviews (3)
5 1-21-2011
Another Winner from StewMac

Well made nippers with a nice action and flush cut, a must have tool.

GOA Guitars  Bris Australia Read my reviews (10)
5 1-11-2011
Good cut

This side cutter is great, because the cutting edge is really at the edge with no offset. This cuts the fret cleanly close to the fretboard.

Joachim  Baden, Switzerland Read my reviews (2)
5 12-08-2010
saving time tool

Very good tool. Cuts easily and smooth. It is a time saving tool.
I use it for frets only.

Yair guitars  ISRAEL , HAIFA , Read my reviews (5)
5 11-26-2010
Fret Cutter

It is a very useful tool that I recommend to people who work refretting, and very useful to remove the buttons and cut.

8" Wooden Radius-sanding Blocks  Italy Read my reviews (2)
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5 11-25-2010
Great tool!!!!!!!

I was using the run of the mill cutter when a friend of mine who is a great guitar tech told me how much better this tool is. I caved and bought it. OH MY GOD!!! What a difference. It makes everything you have to do, following snipping the frets 10 times easier. It gives a clean cut right to the board. Great tool. Trust me, this is not a waste of money.

Flavio  New York
5 11-14-2010

These work great. Useful for grabbing and lifting acoustic saddles and fender style nuts as well.

James Love  Z-Tron Read my reviews (18)
4 11-07-2010
Shop staple

I use this tool in my batch of fretting tools I can't do without.

GuitarRepairShack  Calgary, Alberta Read my reviews (20)
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