StewMac Fret Tang Nipper

StewMac Fret Tang Nipper

StewMac Fret Tang Nipper

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StewMac Fret Tang Nipper

About This Item

Improved design: one tool fits all fret sizes!
Our Fret Tang Nipper undercuts fretwire, fast and easy. Speeds fret jobs on bound necks, and helps save the lacquer finish at the edges of unbound fretboards.

Bill Collings (of Collings Guitars) inspired this clever tool for undercutting fretwire to fit over neck bindings. Insert the fretwire to the desired depth in the guide notch, squeeze the handle, and the wire is quickly and cleanly undercut—no bending or crimping.

For unbound fingerboards, too: try nipping the fret tang to length before installing the fret. Now you'll only need to cut and file the overhanging crown, and the fret will be less likely to twist and unseat.

    A repair shop favorite!
  • Hardened-steel cuts clean and stays sharp
  • Rubber-coated handle for a comfortable, non-slip grip
  • Tool is 7-3/4" long (197mm)

Comes with interchangeable tables for various widths of fretwire:
Medium table for widths 0.075" to 0.095" (1.90mm to 2.41mm)
Large table for widths 0.095" to 0.110" (2.41mm to 2.79mm)

Not recommended for use with stainless-steel fretwire.



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Video

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Trade Secrets!

Binding and fretting a Red Diamond mandolin fingerboard

Don MacRostie shows us his methods for fingerboard binding and fretting on a Red Diamond vintage model mandolin.

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4.0
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5.0

tang nipper

By

Verified Buyer


As with every tool I've gotten from Stew Mac...looks like a good tool and works like one. The right tool for the job.

5.0

fret tang nipper

By

Verified Buyer


I have only tried them in a trial mode. Haven't really used them enough to give a proper review..So far they seem great...thanks.

1.0

fret tang nipper

By

Verified Buyer


I got this tool to replace the older version I've had for years but it was a big disappointment. It chewed up more than it cut, so I went back to my old model. I was using it on standard fret wire by the way.

Response from StewMac


Hello Peter,
We're dissappointed to hear that the new fret tang nippers you have purchased are not working as you had expected. Thank you for sharing your honest feedback with us. Remember, your satisfaction is guaranteed. If a product fails to work as intended in your shop, we'll take back the product and replace or refund. Call us at 1-800-848-2273 so we can make it right.

5.0

As advertised.

By

Verified Buyer


I’ve tried fretting over binding without this tool. Never again. This thing is fantastic.

5.0

So Happy

By

Verified Buyer


In my shop . for my purposes . The Best Fret Tang Nipper :)

1.0

Works, but

By

Verified Buyer


Be aware that this tool is going to work better with some fret wire than others. It is not a complete solution. Nip in increments, or you'll bend the fret wire. File off the remainder of the tang. Put your magnifiers on. This got me through one fret job, but I won't use it again.

5.0

Quick and tidy

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Verified Buyer


As a hobby builder, this is saving me a huge amount of time when preparing fret wire. The tool is easy to use, with clean and consistent results. It’s allowing me to spend more time enjoying my hobby, instead of fighting with snips, and then trying to tidy the result with files.

4.0

Greeat time saver

By

Verified Buyer


First one arrived faulty - replacement arrived a few days later with no questions asked - fantastic service second to none!

5.0

Great tool!!

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Verified Buyer


I was using a Dremel and just got tired of the crap with not so precise cuts and just the job taking double the time.I quickly picked up a pair and am so glad I did.It does a great job and very accurate too.

5.0

A must have tool

By

Verified Buyer


This thing works good after you learn to use it. If you bind your fret board, you need this. Stew Mac sells only good tools. A little expensive but It should last forever.

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