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Fret Slot Cleaning Tool

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Take it from Dan Erlewine, "A fret won't seat well if its slot isn't clean!" We developed this tool to effectively scrape away wood chips and old glue, for better fret seating.

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4870 Fret Slot Cleaning Tool Yes

4871 Replacement chisel only Yes

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The Fret Slot Cleaning Tool comes with 2 chisel blades. Additional replacement blades are sold separately.

This 5-1/2" Fret Slot Cleaning Tool has a comfortable handle with a metal collet, and a replaceable hooked .019" thin square-edged chisel that gets into the corners of the slots on bound fretboards. It can be used to scrape the bottom and the wall of the fret slot, and when the tool is held with both hands for control, it pries up dried glue.

The Fret Slot Cleaning Tool is included in this money-saving set:
Refret Saw and Fret Slot Cleaning Tool Set

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Fret Slot Cleaning Tool
Fret Slot Cleaning Tool
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5 8-27-2012
Clean slots

This is a very simple, effective tool, well worth the price. It is comfortable to use, fits the slot perfectly and does a great job of shifting the gunk out of the slots, especially when there is a binding strip at each end of the fret slot.

I've found that it is best to 'nibble' at the stuff in the slot, pushing the tool into the slot to chip away at the rubbish rather than trying to move it out of the way in one big movement - if you try to shift large chunks of stuff by levering it out of the slot you are bound to cause chipping. Best to take it easy, bit by bit. The tool is easily sharpened into a chisel profile using a diamond sharpener.

Dr. Don  Melbourne, Australia Read my reviews (10)
5 6-15-2012
I increased my clients

I increased my clients because the result is clean with no cracks

Rodrigo Gomes  Brazil Read my reviews (44)
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5 4-10-2012
Weapon x

I feel like Wolverine!!

Flavio Petruy  Brazil Read my reviews (8)
5 3-14-2012
Fret Slot Cleaning Tool

This is a great tool to own particularly if you plan to do a bound fretboard.

Stephen Brown  Fort Collins, CO Read my reviews (4)
4 3-05-2012

great it

Jonnysid  placerville, ca
5 11-18-2011


p gaudreau  canada Read my reviews (43)
5 10-27-2011


drimmon  Russia Read my reviews (2)
5 10-09-2011
Good tool

This little hooked blade has the leverage to clean out old glue, what ever is packed in the slots. I use it on a bound neck and the curved point gets right up to the binding edge to clean.

D Graber  Vermont Read my reviews (7)
5 5-26-2011
A must

You can't do without this tool for new or refret work

BAClark  Hamilton, Ohio Read my reviews (8)
5 3-01-2011

Used this on fret jobs and never needed to break out the saw. It's clean and cuts. Using my figures as a guide i could actually widen fret slots. The price is right and this tool is a must have. Great quality.

DT Hawkins-Custom Guitar Tech  Clarksburg WV Read my reviews (11)
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