StewMac Fret Kisser

StewMac Fret Kisser

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StewMac Fret Kisser

About This Item

The fastest and most profitable fret work ever!
When you've got a guitar with a high fret or a few spots that are buzzing, we have the solution for you. You know the story: a customer's guitar plays great and is set up perfectly, but ONE fret is too high and is causing buzzing. We made the Fret Kisser to solve this problem easily, accurately, and FAST!

Now you can do accurate and cost effective fretwork quickly! You don't even need to remove the strings.

The Fret Kisser spot levels high frets in an instant. What was a several hour job can be done in no time at all, you only file exactly where it's needed.

Everyday in your shop you have customers that can't afford costly fret work, or have an inexpensive guitar they don't want to spend a lot of money on. You can finally help these customers with setup and leveling that is fast for you and affordable for them.

Level just the fret you need
Spot leveling is difficult, especially when you need to level just one fret and avoid the frets around it. Now you can pinpoint the fret that's high and level it with no danger of affecting the other frets.

There is no other tool on the market that can level just one fret as precisely and quickly as the Fret Kisser.

Diamond coated, accurate, and easy
The concept is simple. We started with our Fret Rocker, which locates high frets easily, and made it thicker and heavier. In the middle of each section we added 300 grit diamond abrasive to quickly bring the fret level with its neighbors.

You have four different sides to zero-in just on the fret you need, no matter where you are on the fretboard. Each side is a precision ground straight edge. You'll only file exactly where it is needed.

Think of all the time you'll save leveling high-frets, without having to remove the strings or tape the board to do the leveling.

A road tech's dream
The Fret Kisser is a great tool for traveling guitar techs. With cramped space backstage, in hotel rooms, and tour buses, this tool lets you address fret issues with accuracy and get the guitar back in service.

And, if that's not enough—it's also great for refrets too. Knock down any extra high frets before leveling the entire board for faster and more accurate leveling right from the start. You won't have to spend extra time "catching up" some frets. If you are new to fretwork, this little tool is insurance for the occasional mistake.

Grab a Fret Kisser and kiss high frets goodbye!

    Specifications
  • 0.255" (6.48mm) thick steel
  • 4 diamond coated sides
  • Heavy weight for easy filing
  • Each side precision ground flat
  • Integrated grip
  • Non-reflective finish
  • Patent pending

Thanks to luthiers Danny Songhurst and Amsata Guitars for inspiring this tool.



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5.0
  • 4.84 average rating from 37 reviews
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5.0

Just a no brainer!

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Verified Buyer


Even if you don't know anything about doing fret work, this IS the tool to have! Highly recommended for any fretted instrument player or luthier. Couldn't be any easier to use and it is an investment you will use for the rest of your life!
I had a couple basses and guitars sitting around that I couldn't set the action to low on because of bad fret buzz. Bought using the Fret Kisser on them. within 30 minutes, all 4 instruments were playing with as low of action as I wanted them to have, buzz free!
A good set of tools I would highly recommend is the fret rocker. The Fret Kisser, the medium, 3 sided file and for simple ease of use, the centered Z-File. If you don't want to tape of your fret board when rounding over the ends of the files, get a set of fretboard protectors. A solid foundation for do it yourself fret work!!!

5.0

Great tool!!!

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Verified Buyer


I have been used this tool a lot since I bought it. Perfect!!!

5.0

Fantastic tool!

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Ok yes I think it is pricy but thought if it saves ne time ok. Got it and thought the grooves straddled the frets so a bit confused until I realized they simply show you where the cutting edges end. Used it on a guitar and fell into it quickly. Amazing for quick fixes or just getting a problem fret under control. Files are great and I use them regularly, I even offer a fret dress system I developed so I am ho newbie to this. Expensive and could be a tad bit cheaper there Stewmac, but very well built and works like a deream!

5.0

Awesome

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Verified Buyer


Is this thing worth $120.00? Hmmmmmmmm, YES! I love this tool, it works great and saves an enormous amount of time.

5.0

Expensive, but it really works well.

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Verified Buyer


I gulped at the price, but I had some gift cash and I went ahead and bought the Fret Kisser. I had some trouble spots on a guitar I made. After noting the locations with a traditional fret rocker I put the Kisser to work. Wow! Without the usual extreme care required with a file it had those spots leveled out in just a few minutes, grinding off just the excess and nothing more.
So, is it worth that much money for an occasional amateur builder like me? Maybe not. But am I glad I have it? Oh, yes.

3.0

Pricey, but so far, so good....

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Verified Buyer


I gave this a 3-star rating, but that may rise as time goes on. I'm still in the "getting-to-know-you" stage with this tool. I've used it a few times now and, while the supposed benefit of leaving a string in place is valid, the 'kissed' area of the fret still becomes flat and needs to be dressed & crowned... which almost always necessitates string removal.

The overall concept is great and it's an obviously well-made tool.... but is it worth the hefty price? My jury is out, hence the 3-star revue. Let me get back to you after a year or so "in the trenches".

5.0

Bought for high fret

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Verified Buyer


Thought it was a little expensive but it did the job well and was easy to use. . I did it myself, saved myself some $ and it is now a part of my tools for another use.

5.0

Perfectly Designed Single-function Tool!

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Verified Buyer


I purchased this tool to correct two high frets I discovered on a new guitar purchase. I decided to fix the problem myself, rather than send it back to the manufacturer or to have someone else to fix the issue. When I took ownership of the guitar I noticed the action was fairly high. When I set the action to my preferences, there was significant buzzing on one string around the 14th fret and one string that "noted out" at that same fret when bent. Using a Fret Rocker I found the 15th fret was high. I checked all the frets in the upper register and found the 17th fret was also high. I had all the other tools needed to fix this issue except the Fret Kisser. After reading these reviews and watching the video I decided to buy this tool. This tool quickly leveled the high frets. After recrowning and polishing, I was able to achieve my preferred action. It's an expensive but invaluable tool, in my opinion, for spot leveling. It removes any guess work as to when the high fret has been leveled and will not allow you to remove too much fret material. Great design!

5.0

Best tool ever for levelling a few frets!

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Verified Buyer


This tool worked like a charm for the few frets I was't able to level on my guitars.
I am not a pro-luthier, so other methods were way more difficult to apply for me.
Easy to use and effective, expensive - but did the job perfectly.

5.0

Great tool

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Verified Buyer


I had two buzzing frets on this old Japanese guitar. Gave it the once over with the Fret Kisser and the buzz was gone. Another tool I couldn't do without.

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