StewMac Fret Cutter

StewMac Fret Cutter

StewMac Fret Cutter

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StewMac Fret Cutter

About This Item

Spend less time filing fret ends!
This is the best tool for trimming the ends off fretwire.

A Stewart-MacDonald exclusive, our custom-made steel cutter has improved features you won't find on hardware store nippers.

The jaws are specially hardened for fret work, and they're profiled and flush-ground to cut the wire close to the fretboard. The result is a cleaner cut without pulling the wire, so you'll need less filing. Longer rubber-coated handles allow better access to the frets over a guitar body.

1" (25.4mm) jaw width, 8" (203.20mm) length.

Essential for Fretting
This item is 1 of the 7 tools included in our Essential Fretting Tool Set, a compilation of tools you'll need for the fundamentals of fret work. The set also includes our book, Fret Work Step-By-Step by Erick Coleman with Dan Erlewine.

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

perfect

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it makes the job easy

5.0

Perfect

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These make short work of pulling frets. Extremely well made.

5.0

Works great.

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My first fret job and I didn't want to use wire cutters. These worked great, and their shipping is always fast.

5.0

Fret cutter

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Excellent quality, gets the job done

5.0

A must have for every shop

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This is indeed an essential tool for every guitar tech and luthier. As Dan Erlewine said, you can use it to pull frets, cut and fine tune the bends on fret wire. It easily cuts stainless steel fret wire.

5.0

Cutters worth every penny & StewMac backs that up

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Stop wasting your time comparing fret cutters & prices on Amazon or wherever else. These cutters work very well and are worth every penny. Sure.. you'll see reviews that complain about tools costing a bit more at StewMac, but you do get what you pay for. These guys stand behind their products, without hassles.
As I said, these are nice cutters and work well, but I got a pair that apparently didn't have a fully/properly hardened edge and the corner chipped out when I cut my first fret tang. I flipped them over and kept going. Still bummed about the damaged edge... I took pictures of the damage, contacted StewMac, and the next day they sent out replacement cutters. No hassles or questions. A nice tool and piece of mind... That's what you are paying for.

5.0

 Fretting CBG'S

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These are the best fret cutters in my shop. Amazed at how close they cut to the fretboard. Highly recommend.

5.0

You may be able to make your own, maybe.

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The first time you snip a nub off a freshly pressed fret with these you will see money well spent. You can get cheap nippers and sand them to be close, but it isn't worth the effort. These are a must have pair of fret cutters.

5.0

Awesome

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These are great. I should have bought them years ago.

5.0

Great Cutters!

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These are great cutters. They cut very flush and I am once again amazed by StewMac. If you are thinking you may want to try to use these as fret PULLERS, DON"T! It won't work great, if at all. I successfully pulled some medium-jumbo frets but the cutters are pretty big so they are hard to control. Also, I attempted to pull the medium frets from my Martin X-Series which are quite soft and I ended up just scarring the fret. I could not get up under the fret with these. But for cutting... these are amazing!

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