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Fret/Fingerboard Levelers

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Precision-ground for flatness.
Fast, accurate leveling tools for the pro shop.

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Item# Description In stock Price Quantity
4577 8" length Yes

4578 16" length Yes

4579 24" length Yes

4580 Set of 3 SAVE $16.62 Yes

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Each heavyweight steel tube is precision-ground for flatness on the narrow sides. Attach abrasive to quickly level frets or unfretted fingerboards.

Sold individually or SAVE when you buy the set of all three levelers.

Each heavyweight rectangular 1" x 2" steel tube is precision-ground for flatness on two opposite sides. The tool's edges are smooth to prevent gouging.

Available in three lengths, to level any fingerboard.

Roger Sadowsky, ace builder and repairman, wrote us to say:
"I have been leveling fingerboards and frets for 30 years and thought I was pretty set in my ways. However, I have recently tried the 16" steel levelers (#4578) and man, talk about teaching an old dog new tricks! My fingerboards have never been better, and they work much better than files for leveling frets. Thank you again, StewMac!!!"

Cut and stick!
3M Stikit Gold Paper Self-adhesive Abrasives are the right width for our leveling and radius sanding tools. Attach 80 through 220-grits for radiusing and leveling the fingerboard, and 220 through 400-grits for leveling the frets.
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/Fingerboard Levelers
Fret/Fingerboard Levelers
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5 11-05-2011
young luthier

I performed 3 fret leveling jobs. The bar made the job easy.

Set-up Technician  Solon,Ohio Read my reviews (18)
5 10-27-2011
Great Tool!

Excellent for fret leveling accuracy.

bomark2002  WV Read my reviews (10)
5 9-04-2011
Well Worth It!!!

Simple tool that delivers great results on leveling a fretboard and leveling frets afterward. Don't put off buying this, you'll thank yourself later.

Isaac B.  Austin, TX 78725 Read my reviews (6)
5 8-29-2011

I used to use a long sharpening stone for fret levelling. Now, with this fret leveller I can remove material much faster and with great accuracy and flatness.

stever  Ruegely England Read my reviews (4)
5 8-14-2011
Fret levelers

As usual a superb product with many uses beyond leveling frets. This takes a lot of the guesswork and worry out of re-fret jobs

Tom Sommerville  Singapore Read my reviews (6)
5 8-05-2011
Lo uso per mille lavori

Fantastico! Giusto peso etc... fate passare le corde dentro due alla volta e rettificate con le corde in tensione ed in posizione "di suonaggio". Altro che neck jig!!

Marco Ferrari  Italy Read my reviews (6)
5 7-30-2011
Very nice!

Works great!

Marv  Cleveland, TN Read my reviews (7)
5 6-21-2011
Fret to the next level!

If you combine this with the 3M Stikit, that's when it all make sense. I'm a hobbyist luthier and I can say that this made a significant difference in term of neck action (lower). Great addition to the fretting tool box

No name brand  Gatineau, QC, Canada Read my reviews (5)
5 6-09-2011
My favorite

I am sure i have one or more of everything stew mac offers for leveling the fgbd. I still always return to this item. Although i have the longer versions too, the 8" is the one for me. We keep tape on the surface edge, so the crack and peel adhesive does not leave a film.

Keith Roscoe  Greensboro, N.C. USA Read my reviews (8)
5 6-05-2011
Tough and Level

As level as you would expect it. In addition, it's quite heavy and very tough. The photo makes it seem like some extruded metal but it's quite heavy. I really like it.

jimsonrat  Los Osos, CA Read my reviews (4)
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