Fret/Fingerboard Levelers

Fret/Fingerboard Levelers

Fret/Fingerboard Levelers 8" length

8" length

Item # 4577
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$45.74

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Fret/Fingerboard Levelers 16" length

16" length

Item # 4578
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$59.45

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Fret/Fingerboard Levelers 24" length

24" length

Item # 4579
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$93.31

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Fret/Fingerboard Levelers

About This Item

Precision-ground for flatness.
Fast, accurate leveling tools for the pro shop.

Each heavyweight rectangular 1" x 2" steel tube is precision-ground for flatness on the narrow sides. Attach abrasive to quickly level frets or level an unfretted fingerboard. The tool's edges are smooth to prevent gouging.

Available in three lengths, to level any fingerboard.

Roger Sadowsky, ace builder and repairman, wrote us to say:
"I have been leveling fingerboards and frets for 30 years and thought I was pretty set in my ways. However, I have recently tried the 16" steel levelers (#4578) and man, talk about teaching an old dog new tricks! My fingerboards have never been better, and they work much better than files for leveling frets. Thank you again, StewMac!!!"

Cut and stick!
3M Stikit Gold Paper Self-adhesive Abrasives are the right width for our leveling and radius sanding tools. Attach 80 through 220-grits for radiusing and leveling the fingerboard, and 220 through 400-grits for leveling the frets.

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
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5.0

Heavy Metal

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Verified Buyer


This is one substantial tool. As others have noted, you pretty much just let the weight of the tool do the work for you. I put my notched straight edge on the ground sides, and unless both tools happen to perfectly matching imperfections, it's dead straight. Excellent tool - just don't drop it on your toe.

5.0

Works as advertised!

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Verified Buyer


Worn frets on my strat were causing my G string, in particular, to buzz - long story short no more buzz until action is so low all strings begin to buzz. I used the adhesive sand paper on the fret/fingerboard leveler and original z-file to dress the frets also purchased at StewMac. I do not know how I could have ensured such uniformly level frets without this tool.

5.0

Just Perfect

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Verified Buyer


You certainly get what you paid for here. This beam is for serious heavy-duty. Will most definitely do a great job, and last forever. StewMac tools are always top quality, and this one has a finished look that shows nothing but.

5.0

The wieght and length make this worth it

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Verified Buyer


The weight and length puts pressure on the high spots finding high spots where you can't see. Especially if there is a whole section on one end of the neck that is not lined up with the other side.

The frets above the 12th fret can sometimes be level but they are off from the frets around the nut, you will never figure that out with a short light weight file.

The length helps find those trouble spots.

I wish I had this 20 years ago when I first attempted getting rid of high frets on my first cheap guitars.

Save yourself some trouble

4.0

8" Fret Leveler

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Verified Buyer


Didn't realize that the beveled edges on both ends shortens the sanding area by 1/2 ". Other than that, the leveler was easy to use and very effective.

5.0

Great fret leveing tool

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Verified Buyer


Couldn't be happier with this. It is milled perfectly, nice rounded edges, the weight makes it stable without needing downward pressure. I made a little wood jig to hold the neck flat, and I am glad I bought the 24" beam to cover all the frets. It really nice!

5.0

Heavy duty

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Verified Buyer


this thing is heavy! It gonna last forever. Although I prefer radius sanding block for working on my neck, this tool have his place in my setup, for a lot of task that require something REALLY flat, for luthier job or building tool, sanding jobs, building jig or anything else...

5.0

Great quality for my shop

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Verified Buyer


I dig the weight and accuracy of this beam. Fretting done right.

5.0

good stuff

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Verified Buyer


a lot heavier than you'd imagine. works as it should

4.0

Great product !

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Verified Buyer


Finally retired my homade one. Big difference. I'll have this for years to come.

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StewMac PDF Catalog, page 26 See Fret/Fingerboard Levelers
on page 26 of our StewMac Digital Catalog