Essential Fretting Tool Set

Essential Fretting Tool Set

Essential Fretting Tool Set

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Essential Fretting Tool Set

About This Item

Good basic tools you'll need to get started.
Includes the definitive Fret Work Step-By-Step book!

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 Tool Set 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 installing, leveling, crowning and inspecting frets.

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

The Essential Fretting Set 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.

Includes (click the links for details on each tool)
Fret Cutter
Deadblow Fretting Hammer
Fret Leveling File, 6"
Double-edge Fret File, wide/jumbo
Fret End Dressing File
Fret Dressing Stick with 14 Micro-Mesh Belts
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. 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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5.0

Awesome

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Bought this one first, then the set up and nut kit after, should of got the entire set up and get the free calipers, but was worth it in the end. Everything I have bought from StewMac is right on for the job and also right on for other jobs. Greatly increases productivity on all jobs, stewmac has made kits for in my experience so far. Top Notch tools and accessories.

5.0

This kit Rocks!

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I've been working on a few of my guitars as well as building some kits and everything in this fret kit has come in very handy. I like it a lot!

4.0

Great start

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Great starting point for fretwork. The book itself is great, and if you get the fretting series DVD (basic and advanced #1) you will be able to refret , dress and level frets. I did. I have however bought the offset diamond file later, and it is great and use sandpaper and a leveling beam for leveling the frets, I do not often use the fret-leveling file, but it can be good for filing the sides of the frets after a refret. I think for a more advanced kit, I would replace the leveling file with a fret leveler/beam (item 4578), and the 300 grit offset diamond file instead of the fretfile here. The fretrocker is great, I use it a lot, the cutters work great, and the dressing stick too, although it took me a while to get used to that.

5.0

Excellent tools.

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My order arrived super fast, and in one afternoon I had a professional fret level and dress on my Telecaster. These are high quality tools that work well! A big help was reading Dan Erlewine's "Guitar Player Repair Guide," a book with tons of valuable information. Thanks, Dan and Stew-Mac.

5.0

stewart Mac

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I found I saved the price of my kit on my first fret dress. Stew-Mac is a company that makes the neatest tools.

4.0

Great Kit!

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I just completed my first fret job and this kit helped me get through it without any problems. My '73 Gibson SG now has an awesome sound and feel that it did not have prior. To anyone considering doing a fret job, do you homework and learn from other's experiences! I think this kit provides most of the tools you need, recommend you pick up a fret/fingerboard leveler with sandpaper, a notched straightedge and a radius block. You will need a neck jig also, can either buy ($$$) or build your own if you are handy. Once again, Stew Mac provided quality tools and shipped very quickly!

5.0

Stew Mac`s quality service.

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I bought Stew mac`s essential fretting kit. I have been making my own guitars for a while now and finding bargains at Pawn stores and setting them up for my own use and collection. What has happened is the word has got out that I can "fix things" and I have been fixing and setting up more and more of other folks guitars as the young "wanna bees" behind the local guitar shops just dont have the experience of my 45 years as a joiner/Patternmaker. So I been buying what I need to finish these "jobs" from Stew Mac as they have the quality tools for just about every job going when it comes to guitar repairs.

It doesn't stop there either.The questions I have asked via emails are answered intelligently and precise, and when offered a free item with a specific purchase, like the Fret Work book i got with my fretwork essentials kit, they are pure quality. Not some cheap throw away item worth a few cents.

I Buy Stew Mac, always. Its quality, it works, it fits the job, its well worth the purchase price and is followed up, if needed, by solid professional advice. Its something that seems to be missing into days world, quality service.

5.0

great!!!! kit

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these tools give a idea if you are like me DIY, the books is perfect explain everything what you should do, you can¦t go wrong, in the end you earn knowledge and save money as well,

5.0

Fret level  101

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Following the book that came with kit helped me take my SG Gibson string action down low and buzz free. You will need time and patience but if you follow instructions the results are worth the effort

4.0

First time Fretter-Pro Results

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I recently did a complete refret on a Les Paul and although I realize that fretwork is definately a skill that is improved with experience, I couldn't be happier with the results for a first attempt. THANKS STEW-MAC

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StewMac PDF Catalog, page 27 See Essential Fretting Tool Set
on page 27 of our StewMac Digital Catalog