Chip Stoppers, Set of 2

Chip Stoppers, Set of 2

Chip Stoppers, Set of 2

Chip Stoppers, Set of 2

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Chip Stoppers, Set of 2

About This Item

Fewer chips, cleaner refrets, less work. Tired of gluing back fingerboard chips after pulling up old frets? Our steel Chip Stoppers™ work with our Fret Puller to minimize chip-out.

Chip Stoppers are a clever solution from Don MacRostie here at StewMac, and a big hit in our shops.

The problem with refrets is, any pulled fret might yank a piece of fingerboard up with it. Then if you're lucky, you'll manage to glue each chip back in.

Chip Stoppers press down on the fingerboard as the Fret Puller takes frets out. You get fewer chips, and cleaner refrets. Too bad we didn't think of this twenty years ago — imagine the hours we all would have saved!

Here's how they work:
Heat the fret as usual, with a chisel-tip soldering iron to soften glue under the fret.

Now lift the end of the fret, getting under it with the jaws of the Fret Puller. As soon as it starts coming out, slide the Chip Stopper into place; the .033" x 3" slot fits around the fret tang. Now you can walk the Fret Puller down the length of the fret, lifting it out as the Stopper protects the wood underneath.

Most often, you'll use the .020" Chip Stopper. Sometimes the .010" will suit you better, and you can also combine them for a .030" total thickness.

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5.0

Great little tool set

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The puller & shield, when used in combination, easily remove old frets without leaving damage to the fret board. I love using this set.

5.0

Saved the day

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My very first foray into repair on an old 6 string beater and these things definitely saved the day.
I started without them and stopped after 3 frets due to the mess I was making!
Once these arrived I started again and the difference was night and day.
I wouldn't say they stop all chipping, but they're very easy to use, and left me with only a handful of very very tiny chips.
I wouldn't even attempt this again without using these,

5.0

Always Skeptical

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I’m always skeptical when it comes to these types of gadgets. However, these things really work. Had a 1950’s LP in here for a refret and the Chip Stoppers made life easier.

2.0

BETTER THAN NOTHING

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These are a great idea but reality has a way of intruding on great ideas. If you do enough fret jobs you will occasionally run into ebony from hell that will chip like crazy no matter what precautions you take which is why the Lord invented black cyanoacrylate.

I recommend these "chip stoppers" but don't assume they'll always save your butt.

5.0

Fretboard protectors

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Verified Buyer


Saved fretboard 100%

3.0

fret puller

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Verified Buyer


They work as advertised but to be honest they just seem like a small pair of end cutters. I figured for 28.00 they'd be more "specialized".

5.0

better than nothing

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Verified Buyer


these do help with chipping, be sure to use your soldering iron on the fret first, they will keep the chip in-place even if lifted up some

5.0

Great addition to the tool set

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This set worked even better than expected. Took it slow and easy, and got very little chipping. Very pleased with the results.

5.0

great set of tools

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I bought this set up for a re-fret job on my 6 string it works very well with no major chips in fret board.

5.0

Super easy to use

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this combo works so well for pulling frets without damaging the fretboard.

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StewMac PDF Catalog, page 14 See Chip Stoppers, Set of 2
on page 14 of our StewMac Digital Catalog