Fretting Hammer

Fretting Hammer

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Hammer with plastic and brass faces

Item # 4895
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$29.84

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7/8" Replacement plastic face

Item # 4896
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$2.97

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7/8" Replacement brass face

Item # 4897
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$12.33

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Fretting Hammer

About This Item

Our well-balanced dual-face hammer has become a standard tool for fretwork.

The aluminum head is threaded for two replaceable striking surfaces: a low-dent plastic flat face with smooth edges, and a brass convex face that's radiused for installing frets. Sturdy hardwood handle.

Head striking surface diameter 7/8" (22.23mm)
Overall length of the head 2-3/4" (69.85mm)
Handle length 9-1/2" (241.30mm)

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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Video

Trade Secrets!

Trade Secrets!

How to use a Fret Hammer

A fret hammer was one of the first lutherie tools Erick Coleman ever bought, and it's still an essential in his shop. In this issue of Trade Secrets, he shows how to use it.

Instructions

Product Instructions

How to hammer frets

Gene Imbody explains the basics of installing frets using a fretting hammer.

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5.0
  • 4.74 average rating from 43 reviews
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5.0

 "Hidden Hammer Feature"

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Verified Buyer


Interesting discovery I've found using this hammer on different jobs this week. The heavy Brass tip used opposite the plastic tip gives my hammering needs that little extra energy the job needs so I
don't have to beat on it. Love It. !!! Thanks, Steve G.

5.0

Fretting Hammer

By

Verified Buyer


Just what I needed for my bench

3.0

Good for quick fret repairs

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Verified Buyer


I bought this hammer to push in the loose frets on my stew mac SG style guitar kit, which for some reason came with fret wires that had a tighter radius than the fret wood so they needed to be slightly pushed in and flatten. This hammer really helped to do that gradually and without damage to the fret wire. I give three stars due to quality control issues, my hammer had splinters all around the handle, so my very first experience taking the hammer out of the box was spending the next 20 minutes digging two splinters out of my hand, for a 28 dlls hammer that is disappointing and I would expect better QC.
But once I removed the splinters from the handle and use dthe hammer it was perfect for the fret work I needed, well balanced and easy to hammer in the frets very gradually as I wanted.

5.0

Great balance, perfect for hammering frets

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Verified Buyer


I really love this hammer already, and I have only been using it for about a week. It's the perfect size and weight. I do think it's probably overpriced, but I understand it's a small market to sell supplies to and a company has got to make a profit on specialized products. I appreciate all the great tools, and amazing customer service from Stew Mac!

5.0

very good product, excellent quality

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Verified Buyer


very good product, excellent quality

5.0

Fretting Hammer

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Verified Buyer


I wouldn't use any other hammer to install frets. Stu-mac#1

5.0

Perfect

By

Verified Buyer


I ordered this hammer for my first attempt at a re-fret. Works great!

5.0

Fret Hammer supreme!

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Verified Buyer


I love this fret hammer - it is far superior to many others on the market... Do yourself a favor, great one today!!!

5.0

Nice small hammer...

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Verified Buyer


Have had one for years and it broke. Stewmac sent a replacement and I'm sure I'll get many more years of use out of it. Thank you.

5.0

muy preciso

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Verified Buyer


excelente en peso y precisión en cada golpe, es justo lo que se necesita para un trabajo de guitarra clásica.

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