Fret/Fingerboard Levelers

Fret/Fingerboard Levelers

Fret/Fingerboard Levelers 8" length

8" length

Item # 4577
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$43.56

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Fret/Fingerboard Levelers 16" length

16" length

Item # 4578
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$56.62

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Fret/Fingerboard Levelers 24" length

24" length

Item # 4579
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$88.87

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Fret/Fingerboard Levelers

About This Item

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

Each heavyweight rectangular 1" x 2" steel tube is precision-ground for flatness on the narrow sides. Attach abrasive to quickly level frets or level an unfretted fingerboard. 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. 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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4.0

Great product !

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Verified Buyer


Finally retired my homade one. Big difference. I'll have this for years to come.

5.0

Super easy to use

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Verified Buyer


The beveled ends to the amazing straightness and surprising weight. Great tool, I wish I would have bought one much sooner. The hook hole on the side was a great surprise. It’s nice to be able to hang it up on the wall and out of the way of my bench really quick. Great job guys.

5.0

The best!!

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This is another amazing tool!!!

5.0

Perfect

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Verified Buyer


My 20 year old Les Paul Special was in a need of a fret job. Thanks to stewmac and a bunch of youtube vids I was brave enough to try it myself - on a practice guitar first!

I taped some 320 to one side of this level and used it on the straightened fret board. The length covered all but 1 or 2 frets. I just had to push the level forward and back and let gravity do the rest. I was surprised at how easy it was and how excellent the results were. I had no fear of doing my gibson next and it also came out great - better than the factory finish of 20 years ago if you can believe that.

This was an expensive tool, but it's a quality tool and now I can level any guitar I need to in my collection for the rest of my life. Excellent purchase.

5.0

Does the work for you

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Verified Buyer


Can use this for many diverse projects..

5.0

indispensable

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I've been waiting to get one of these a long time. glad I finally did. With the stick it sandpaper this made leveling frets go ridiculously fast. The heft of the beam makes it stable and helps it to grind down quickly. You don't have to push down, just move it back and forth. I know it is perfectly flat and will stay that way. I will probably get the other two sizes eventually, the longer one should make a good jointer for gluing up book matched tops and backs, and the shorter one will be easier to use for spot leveling.

5.0

Parfait

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J'ai essayé plusieurs sanding beam avant mais aucun n'est aussi efficace que celui ci. Son poid fait le travail presque à lui seul. J'aurais du le commander dès le début, j'aurais sauvé de l'argent et ce, même si celui ci est plus cher à l'Achat.

5.0

Love this thing

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Verified Buyer


Makes quick work of leveling frets

5.0

Very pleased

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This is a very well-machined, and substantial piece of metal, and it has done the job nicely.

5.0

Part of the process

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Have a lot of guitars...working on them as a hobby. Already purchased aluminum extrusions with radius from StewMac to dress fretboard and frets. The heavier, plated-steel leveler I'm reviewing is just one more tool in the arsenal and good for addressing specific areas on the frets. The weight of the Leveler assist in consistent weight on frets with leveling and precision ground surfaces and length aid in doing the job right. I was surprised to see that the leveler was plated (no rusting). I don't believe there is one tool that does it all and this leveler provides another means to tackle the project.

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