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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 3-12-2014
fret leveler

wish i bought this awhile ago too, works good, a lot faster than the blocks or the 6" diamond levelers because i can do most of the frets at the same time, so less chance of getting error. now they need to do one of these with the diamond coatings, the paper likes to tear off on the ends, and once that happens, need to replace the whole piece, a tad wasteful.

kent perry, Toad Mountain Music  Retro Tone Guitars,Pavas, costa rica Read my reviews (4)
5 10-14-2013

This is my first time leveling and it works simply enough!

geetar_geek79  North Hollywood, CA Read my reviews (8)
5 9-20-2013
fantastic tool

Purchased 24" for long scale Tap - Guitars & Basses and it makes me smiley when i do Fret-Jobs. The tool arrived me 3 days after order, and this is great, wow...

Pallentien  Germany
4 9-08-2013
Comes in handy

I have a 16" beam for guitars and an 8" for fall away and short scale instruments. Works well the 3M self adhesive paper 320 grit for leveling. They're heavy, so just let the tool's weight do the work.

All-Strings Instrument Service  IL Read my reviews (8)
5 8-28-2013
Worth every cent!

Purchased 24" with 3M's self adhesive 5760 400-grit. So easy and quick to get the job done and excellent job.

Loxton  SA, Australia Read my reviews (5)
5 8-15-2013
Heavy and flat

This is great for hand-sanding a compound radius. There is ample room for a comfortable grip, and the significant heft makes sanding easier compared to a lighter implement. Great tool!

David Stelter  Portland, OR Read my reviews (2)
5 8-03-2013
Take the guess work out of fret leveling

A must have tool for fret leveling work. Having the right tools makes any job a breaze.

Isabel Ambrocio  Mexico Read my reviews (3)
5 7-30-2013
Totally cool

I use the fret leveler with 400 grit to start my leveling but switch to a 300 grit file for the fall away.

Buddy  villa rica, georgia Read my reviews (12)
5 6-27-2013
Works great!!!

I bought the 8 and 16 inch beams.. geat for fret leveling a good straight sanding block for a body and level surface for sanding down a nut blank.. Thank you stew mac.

T Jones  Chester, MT Read my reviews (39)
5 6-27-2013
make life easy

This and the self-adhesive sandpapers, Item 5772, made leveling fingerboard and frets accurately a breeze.

EdwardElias  Hendersonville, TN Read my reviews (5)
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