These dressing sticks belong in even the most basic of fret-dressing toolboxes. Having at least four allows you to switch from one to the other quickly without having to change belts and speeds up work-flow. Regardless of whether you work with diamond files (which I do, Stew Mac's 4457 Dual-Grit Set), the Double-Edge (the 4492 set) or a good old fashion tri-cornet file (set 1600), the Fret Dressing Stick is the perfect follow-up. Their spring-action is nice and tight, and you can file a half-round groove in the tip so the sanding belt itself takes the shape of the crowned fret. Brilliant! Then you can follow that with #0000 steel wool and buffing wheels (5269) on a rotary tool like a Dremel. I never fail to get a mirror-polish on frets using that combo.
I have several of these with different grits. They are so handy for all those awkward areas. Great for spot finishing and fret polishing (cut a groove in the working end so the belt conforms to the fret). I'm always finding new uses for them.
I bought this to help with my first level/crown job. It does an ok job. I bought 2 of the sticks and cut a radius in the end of one so I could run it over the frets. Again, since this is my first attempt I guess it works ok. I did use it to remove some high fret points on another neck and it worked great for that.
And has other uses too, I also use it with the course paper on it to help remove squeeze out.
these are convenient for finishing and polishing frets and other hard to reach spots ..
Another one of those special purpose tools that you find yourself using all the time. It's not only good for,frets, but for pretty much everything! Think of it as the little screwdriver you use all the time!
Awesome little tool. I have to order 4 more to have one for each grit. Only improvement would be to cut a groove in them to help shape the frets. I cut mine with my stewmac file set.
I use 2 of these sticks, one with coarse and one with finer sand paper. I filed a hollow on the angled side of the "business" end, and use them for fret dressing and leveling. Quick, easy, neat and accurate.
A very handy little stick that does way more than just dressing frets. It gets in to all the little hard to reach places.
After playing around I kinda figured it out but still not quite there...
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