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

Trade Secrets!

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

A useful tool

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Verified Buyer


I just got these the other day and used it on some "gold" fretwire. They supply you with two anvils and the large worked well. With a short learning curve I was achieving excellent results. A tool is inherently good or useless, but in either case cannot think for you or magically impart skill. Thus far the tool is good and I've learned to use it. If it holds up I will continue to do so. It proved a significant time saver.

4.0

Real time saver!

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Verified Buyer


Tool works well but there is a learning curve. Practice in wire to find the little tricks. Works best for me to nibble only on the end of cut frets. Once mastered. it completely out shines cut off wheels in Dremel.

5.0

Excellent tool

By

Verified Buyer


Works great, nice and compact, very clean cuts!

3.0

Didn't quite worked like I'd hoped

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Verified Buyer


Maybe I just needed a little more practice but I found that the fret-wire wanted to spin or move as attempted to snip it. Also, if you had a miss, it was difficult to re-clip. That said, if you want to set fret-wire on a finger board that has binding, this is an absolute must. Just wish it did a cleaner job.

5.0

Time Saver !!!

By

Verified Buyer


Works as stated and well worth the price if only doing a single instrument !!

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 :)

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