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Essential Fretting Kit

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Good basic tools you'll need to get started.
Includes FREE Fret Work Step-By-Step, $34.95 value!

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Want to learn how to fret a guitar, but not sure how to start or which tools to choose? Stop fretting...and start fretting! Assembled by our experts, the Essential Fretting Took Kit is a great way to master the fundamentals with only a modest investment in good quality tools.

These are the basic tools you'll need for removing, installing, leveling, crowning and inspecting frets.

And to give you the best possible head start, we include Fret Work Step-By-Step book FREE! It's the most complete book ever published on the subject, with techniques, tips, tools and tricks.

The Essential Fretting Kit features the same tools we supply to professional repair shops—good tools that give you the confidence to do good work. They'll help prepare you for more specialized jobs and tools later as your skills develop.

Our professional Deadblow Fretting Hammer is now included in the kit. The shock-absorbing head reduces fret springback, for an easier, more trouble-free fret job.

Kit contents (click the links for details on each tool)
Fret Cutter
Deadblow Fretting Hammer
Fret Leveling File, 6"
Double-edge Fret File, medium/wide
Fret End Dressing File
Fret Dressing Stick with 8 belts (2 of each grit)
Fret Rocker
Fret Work Step-By-Step, 2nd edition

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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Essential Fretting Kit
Essential Fretting Kit
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4 9-01-2011
Needs more tools!

5 stars for what you get. My only complaint is I think you really need fret bending pliers (1696) or something to bend the fretwire to the radius of the fretboard. I consider that "essential." Also the book is ok but the DVD (Fret Basics) is much much better. The DVD really shows you how to do everything step-by-step, which, ironically, the book doesn't do. I highly recommend the fret basics dvd along with this! Lastly, you'll need at least one radius block to sand the frets after leveling them. I consider that basic. The fret rocker is very cool and I am sure I will get a lot of use out of it, but I would've preferred to have fret bending pliers or radius blocks instead, and buy the fret rocker later. Anyway, you can't go wrong with this kit, I'd just add the above things to it.

paulskav  seattle, wa Read my reviews (2)
5 8-14-2011
First Time Fretting

The Essential Fretting Kit is a very good set of learning tools for someone like myself who has never installed frets before. The book that comes with it is helpful in learning to deal with different circumstances, especially about working around binding since I mostly work with banjos.

Mark Harper  Lexington KY Read my reviews (44)
5 7-17-2011
necessary tools.. !!!

I am very happy with these tools, thanks stewar mc.. friends, greetings from peru

guitarra_eterna  peru Read my reviews (2)
5 7-16-2011
Exactly What I Needed

The essential fretting kit was just what the doctor ordered. Provided all the tools I needed to complete my first fretting job. It may not be perfect but this kit certainly gave me the tools to finish the job to a good standard

Geoffrey  Adelaide, Australia Read my reviews (6)
5 6-02-2011
Essential Fretting Kit

Great kit and I used everything in it. I also bought the depth gauge and radius block. I was able to radius a flat fret board and drop in the frets. Every tool worked as described in the book. Hammered them in place, leveled them, rounded the tops, cleaned the edges, checked for high spots and finished / polished. Just super.

MarcMaria  San Jose CA Read my reviews (6)
4 5-19-2011
Great starting package

I really enjoyed this package bundle. I did need to buy a few more tools like refret saw and cleaner as well as radius gauge and radius sander but this kit is the best bang for the buck!

Dylan G  Indiana Read my reviews (2)
5 4-25-2011
Essential Fretting Kit

Really is everything that you would need but the frets themselves. Nice kit. Good grip on the cutters. I used the dressing file to improve a factory neck. Works like a charm.

Pasquale Natuzzi  Mississauga,Ontario Canada Read my reviews (3)
5 4-12-2011
Full and Easy.

Very good kit very simple and the work is easier.

Georgie  Arecibo P.R. Read my reviews (2)
5 4-11-2011
High quality

The kit is great. It is good to have such good tools available. And the fretwork book is very clear and instructive.

DagS  Norway Read my reviews (10)
4 3-22-2011
Good Old New Frets

The book was fantastic and the tools and equipment are first rate. I was able to be up and running in no time and the finished results are wonderful.

Amp C Productions  Sheboygan, Wi Read my reviews (2)
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