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

All the Standards

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Everything you need to start, and a book to tell you how.

5.0

Become your own Tech

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Afters years of waiting long periods for a tech to work on my guitars fitting his schedule, I decided to take the plunge and do the work myself. Stewmac's selection of materials and tools make it easy and affordable. Along with helpful videos and books, there is no reason why anyone can't attempt the basic work required to keep a guitar playing like new. And set it up just like a professional so the guitar plays well and sounds good. My tools will pay for themselves quickly and gaining a greater understanding of your guitar will benefit you.

5.0

First refret ever, a success!

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All of the tools are quality. Superb materials and finish. Made my first refret easy as cake

5.0

Much better results than I had imagined

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I have been playing guitar & bass for over 50 years and had never so much as adjusted my own truss rod. By using the StewMac Essential Fretting Tool Set and following Dan Erlewine’s video & the guide book provided my DIY Telecaster kit has a deluxe neck that surpassed my expectations for my first guitar build. It might be a bit expensive, but if you plan on building more than one guitar it is more than worth it. This DIY kit is now as playable or better than my Gibson’s & Fender’s taken to a professional luthier.

5.0

Top notch quality!

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Great quality as expected from StewMac and arrived even before expected. The kit is a little pricey but you are getting exactly what you pay for; top quality, solidly built tools that'll last a very very long time! Definitely recommended!

5.0

First Time Fret Work

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The kit arrived very quickly and had everything as described. Being new to working on frets, the book and the tools made it really easy for me to dress the frets for the first time. They turned out great and I was able to get a nice low action on my bass without any buzz. Thanks!

4.0

They function as exceedingly well.

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Knocked out a quick recrown of frets in like 2 hrs , the tools seemed to do all the work making it incredibly easy.i had never done this before and I'm very pleased with the results.

5.0

Made a daunting job easy

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The fret tool kit made fixing my frets much easier than I thought it would be. It paid for itself already.

5.0

Great little set of tools.

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Like a lot of other reviewers said, these are great tools and make the job very simple and straight forward, but are very pricey. also knowing what I know now I would do a little more research and make my own little set from Stewmac's other tools like the diamond files and levelers. They leave a much smoother finish and makes the job even nicer and faster in my limited experience. Sure they are more expensive, but well worth the saved effort and extra cost.

5.0

Don't worry

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