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Fret/Fingerboard Levelers

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Precision-ground for flatness.
Fast, accurate leveling tools for the pro shop.

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Item# Description In stock Price Quantity
4577 8" length Yes

4578 16" length Yes

4579 24" length Yes

4580 Set of 3 SAVE $16.62 Yes

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Each heavyweight steel tube is precision-ground for flatness on the narrow sides. Attach abrasive to quickly level frets or unfretted fingerboards.

Sold individually or SAVE when you buy the set of all three levelers.

Each heavyweight rectangular 1" x 2" steel tube is precision-ground for flatness on two opposite sides. The tool's edges are smooth to prevent gouging.

Available in three lengths, to level any fingerboard.

Roger Sadowsky, ace builder and repairman, wrote us to say:
"I have been leveling fingerboards and frets for 30 years and thought I was pretty set in my ways. However, I have recently tried the 16" steel levelers (#4578) and man, talk about teaching an old dog new tricks! My fingerboards have never been better, and they work much better than files for leveling frets. Thank you again, StewMac!!!"

Cut and stick!
3M Stikit Gold Paper Self-adhesive Abrasives are the right width for our leveling and radius sanding tools. Attach 80 through 220-grits for radiusing and leveling the fingerboard, and 220 through 400-grits for leveling the frets.
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.
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Fret/Fingerboard Levelers
Fret/Fingerboard Levelers
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5 5-31-2011
This is a NECESSITY tool for fret jobs.

All I can say is wow!!! I finally got the 16 inch fret leveler and 220 sand paper. This tool made fret leveling fun instead of such a long process and with a little elbow grease the frets were leveled in no time. Thanks Stewmac you're awesome!!!

gear_head  usa Read my reviews (4)
5 5-12-2011

The 16 inch tubular is a perfect weight and length for accomplishing a full fret level when coupled with 3m 320 grit sticky back. This is the tool!

toneage  canada Read my reviews (6)
5 5-08-2011
Add this to your arsenal of tools

Nice heavy weight makes leveling a breeze. Also have the aluminum radius sanding beams but this is a lot heavier. Great for compound fret boards where radius sanding beams are not appropriate.

Gerry A.  Australia Read my reviews (4)
5 4-19-2011
very nice

OK, there's not a lot you can do wrong with such a tool but nobody said that.
It's nice, heavy, tough and of course perfectly flat. Good.

MoorMusic  Switzerland Read my reviews (44)
5 3-25-2011

I was hesitant to purchase initially, but glad I did. I like the weight. Even though my first use was on a 16 inch radius, I had no problems retaining the radius. I was very pleased with the result.

Martin E  Kansas Read my reviews (2)
5 1-29-2011
I love it

I use this beam all the time,it's great. Takes all the guess work out of it. Planning on getting the other sizes too.

Dane Paul  Nashville Read my reviews (15)
5 12-15-2010

This makes a quick, very accurate job out of any leveling. Every shop should have one.

Ricky Hendrix  Russellville Arkansas Read my reviews (8)
5 11-07-2010
My favorite fret leveling tool

This is a great tool for getting the bulk of the frets level because of its weight. I barely apply any pressure and it does all the work. A staple in my shop.

GuitarRepairShack  Calgary, Alberta Read my reviews (20)
3 10-08-2010
A few stars short of great.

Last night I used the new Stew Mac Fret/Fingerboard Leveler. It was not very exciting it worked, but no better than the Stew Mac Aluminum Radius-sanding Beam.
The bad: Not worth the money. One of the large flat surfaces should have been milled.
The good: It's heavy, long, and pretty flat. 320 grit sandpaper leaves fewer marks than the extra-fine diamond sharpening stones or my files.
Still not satisfied maybe it is time for a Plek Machine.

Restorationad  Morrisville Read my reviews (2)
5 8-30-2010
Leveling beams

I have two of these and love them, the wieght makes leveling more or less effortless and they can be used for many many other things besides leveling fingerboards and frets

Andrew B  Sydney, Australia
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