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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 11-01-2010
Fret Cutter

As i live in New Zealand it can be difficult to get the proper tools to do a job,so it has been a delight to discover you range of tools and the fret cutter has been a life saver so i will certainly be looking at others in the near future.

Bill064  New Zealand Read my reviews (3)
4 10-18-2010
great for frets. only frets.

This tool is fantastic for cutting the fret ends off and any other cutting of fret material. But I made the mistake of cutting thicker brass nails, and my fret cutter did not survive that. Which is the only reason this product doesn't get 5 stars from me.

Florian Vorreiter Lutherie  Manitoba, Canada
5 10-09-2010

Great cutter.
A lot of weight behind it.

Rich.  UK Read my reviews (6)
5 9-23-2010
Must have tool

These are the cats meow. It would be hard to imagine fretting without them

Jay Cash  Belfield ND Read my reviews (6)
5 7-29-2010
Fret Cutters

These cutters are the best tool I have purchased and used from your catalogue. I can not buy anything else like them anywhere. They are so usefull for so many jobs especially getting in very close to cut strings around posts and lots more.

Fret Cutters  Brisbane Australia
5 7-23-2010
Great Tool

I'm relatively new at building guitars and have only built six necks. Since this is only a hobby, I have been slow to invest a lot of money in tools. In the past I've used common wire cutters to cut my fret wire. I just finished fretting a neck with your fret wire cutters and I could not be more pleased with the tool. It cuts effortlessly and clean every time. The best feature, in my opinion, is how close to the edge it sheers the wire off. This reduces the time involved in finishing the end of the wire. This is a quality tool and there is no substitute that I have found at the tool stores. Thanks for the great service and quality product.

Walter Ivey  Fayetteville, GA
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