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Deadblow Fretting Hammer

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More efficient no-bounce fret installation. We fitted this durable hammer with a machined brass convex face especially for fretwork.

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The shock-absorbing shot-filled head won't bounce like a regular hammer, so it transfers more energy directly to the fret. This helps seat the wire more firmly, with fewer hammer blows and less chance of the fret springing back.

Overall length: 9-1/2" (241.3mm)
Striking surface diameter: 13/16" (20.64mm)
Weight: 1/2 lb. (.2268 kg)

Durable steel-reinforced handle.

Essential for fretting
The Deadblow Fretting Hammer 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.

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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Deadblow Fretting Hammer
Deadblow Fretting Hammer
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5 2-04-2014
great hammer

much better then the fake ones online ...i will say once you go pressing frets you'll never go back!

funkymann1  Miami florida Read my reviews (4)
4 2-02-2014
Deadblow fret hammer

Does the intended job nicely. I wouldn't recommend using it for anything else, as it seems a bit delicate. But, it does the job like I said.

Red Fox Guitars  Albert Lea, MN Read my reviews (15)
5 12-03-2013
Great one!!

It's very good indeed. Perfect for setting down the fret end.

BrunoLob√£o  Brazil - Rio de Janeiro Read my reviews (15)
5 7-26-2013
Love it!

An excellent tool for fret working!

n17r0uS  Almaty, KZ Read my reviews (23)
5 6-16-2013
Dead Blow Fretting Hammer

An excellent tool well worth the price. First one I had lasted 15 years. I appreciate the improvement of the brass cap on one side of the hammer, this one should last 30.

Chris Creighton  Kill Devil Hills, NC Read my reviews (9)
5 6-14-2013
Very good

I've only fretted one fretboad with it so far but it does the job very well.

Gustav  Sweden Read my reviews (18)
5 5-16-2013
Great tool to have!

I used this hammer for a partial refret job I did recently, and it was the perfect tool for the job.

Leapin Lizard  Monument, Colorado Read my reviews (8)
5 1-27-2013
Perfect size

Not just for fretting, so handy

Adrian Stuckey  Gold Coast Australia Read my reviews (29)
5 10-20-2012
Excellent Customer service - Good Tool

After writing a review on this tool (the brass face fell off), I had received an email from StewMac Customer Service. They were very considerate, and offered to send a replacement for the defective tool I had. This is what makes me a more dedicated customer. Thank you, StewMac!

TechStudent  Hemlock, NY, USA
5 9-27-2012
Martelinho de ouro!

Luthier de verdade tem que ter um destes!

Rodrigo Gomes  Brazil Read my reviews (44)
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