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Fret Press Caul

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Use your drill press! Our self-leveling steel fretting caul has a 3/8" shank to fit your shop arbor press or your drill press.

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Fret Press Caul
  Item# Description In stock Price Quantity
4365 Caul with 5 brass inserts Yes

4366 Caul only Yes

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Includes five grooved/radiused brass inserts (6", 7-1/4", 9-1/2", 12" and 16").

Additional radii are available: Fret Press Inserts

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Fret Press Caul
Fret Press Caul
5 out of 5 stars
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4 1-10-2012
Just started

I have only used the fret press on one fret board but was impressed with how easy it was to use. Gave it 4 stars but I think that would go up to 5 stars after I have used it some more. If you do your own fret boards give it a try.

Fishdoctor  Montgomery, AL Read my reviews (5)
4 1-04-2012
Handy drill press attachment

I would have given it 5 stars if mine had come straight at the swivel connection. Kind of odd since the tool seems well made otherwise. Sinks the frets positively and evenly.

Francis Voignier  Arcata, CA Read my reviews (14)
5 12-29-2011
A great tool ....!!!!

It is a super tool for fitting frets ....!!!
I am very pleased with the performance and the speed of my work.

Be well and thank all the children who work there in STEWMAC helping us !!!!!
With consideration and respect ..... George Katsigiannis from Greece


georges  athens-Greece Read my reviews (2)
5 11-30-2011
Fret press caul.

How I wish I'd bought one of these years ago. Put it in my press drill: professional results!! And fret dressing is now a breeze, with no annoying "dinks" in the bead where the edge of the hammer caught it. I'm delighted.

Quentin Howarth  Cumbria, England. Read my reviews (5)
4 11-19-2011
fret caul

well made and a breeze to use... now im doing all my boards with nibs on the binding .... glued and pressed for that classic look...

guitarison  Melb Australia
4 11-18-2011
fret press

nice makes accurate fret work

p gaudreau  canada Read my reviews (43)
5 10-17-2011
Great Tool!!!!!

I am sooo pleased with this outfit!! It has worked great for me. Only one small problem, the 16" caul is a little on the thin side and tends to lean a little when pressure is applied, but not a major problem. I'd recommend this to anyone getting into fret work!!

Donnie Smith II  Fenwick, WV Read my reviews (4)
5 9-28-2011
press caul

excellent tool - makes accurate fret work so much easier than hammering

Chester V  Pointe Claire, Quebec, Canada Read my reviews (7)
5 9-14-2011
To a man with a hammer...

My first three necks had hammered in frets. It took a long time to hammer them in, then it took me a long time to file the frets even.

This went right into my drill press, pressed them in quickly, VERY little filing afterwards.

Never going back to hammering...

DaveG  Sewickley, PA
5 8-30-2011
Great improvement over hammering frets

I use it with a drill-press and get great results. Most helpful for bolt-on necks! I saved some money buying just the caul since I was also buying a "Jaws" and can use the brass inserts that comes with it.

Middleton Guitars  Southern California Read my reviews (51)
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