We've ground the shape of a fret tang into these special heavy-duty pliers, to help grip a fret when bending it to match the fretboard curve. 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.