Essential Fretting Tool Set

Essential Fretting Tool Set

Essential Fretting Tool Set

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Essential Fretting Tool Set

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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

Great Kit

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This is a great kit, because you will use most of these tools for things other than fretting. So even if you only occasionally do fret work these tools will still be useful.

5.0

Great System

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I tried some of the "cheapies" that claim to be as good as StewMac. Trust me, they're not. That old line, "you're only as good as the tools you use" ain't no old line, it's true. P A Boyer

4.0

Needs more tools!

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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.

5.0

First Time Fretting

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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.

5.0

necessary tools.. !!!

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

5.0

Exactly What I Needed

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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

5.0

Essential Fretting Kit

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Verified Buyer


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.

4.0

Great starting package

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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!

5.0

Full and Easy.

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Very good kit very simple and the work is easier.

5.0

High quality

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

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