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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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4 10-17-2012
yes, its great, but..

I've had my fret cutter for at least 8 years now and I like everyone else here loves this tool, but beware - if you try to cut that cool looking gold fretwire - you'll chip your cutter. I almost cried...

jcs  San Francisco Read my reviews (2)
5 10-08-2012
Great tool!

Very neat cuts are easily obtained, making fretting that little bit quicker. Plus the longer handles mean less effort!

Rob Hodgson, Wallash guitars  Derbyshire, England Read my reviews (3)
5 10-07-2012
Awesome cutters

These save me on fret wire costs as they cut cleanly and without ripping the fret from the fretboard.

GavinB  Perth, Australia Read my reviews (26)
5 10-04-2012

High quality Tool

Renato Duarte  Santos - SP - Brazil Read my reviews (3)
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5 9-27-2012
Ótima ferramenta

Meus trabalhos são limpos e precisos.

Rodrigo Gomes  Brazil Read my reviews (44)
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5 8-23-2012
Amazing tool!

It's like I'm cutting cheese. Spend less time using this tool.

Dragon Guitars  Nata/RN Brasil
4 8-05-2012
Fret Cutter that keeps on cutting.

I use this fret cutter almost every day, i make guitars and sell pre-cut frets on Ebay so my tools have to be reliable this certainly is.
The only draw back i can find with this tool is that after cutting hundreds of frets in a day the handles could do with being softer I'VE GOT BLISTERS ON MY FINGERS ! ( Famous John lennon saying ) lol !

Gibson Paul L.  England Read my reviews (3)
5 7-14-2012
Quality product

Easy to use size that does a great job

DocT  New Zealand Read my reviews (5)
5 6-07-2012
Good Cutters

I used these to cut extra jumbo nickel-silver fret wire on my first guitar build. After cutting and filing frets for the first time, I can see why you would want to cut as close to the fretboard as possible. These cutters do what they say, and cleaning up the ends didn't take too long once this noob got used to it.

Matt Travers  MA Read my reviews (4)
5 6-01-2012
Clean cut

Cuts frets cleanly and consistently.

Little Crow  Atlanta, GA Read my reviews (29)
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