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
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5.0

First class discount

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Verified Buyer


Top quality as always
Think StewMac is a little pricey ?
Buy something cheaper and you'll learn what quality is worth

5.0

Great cutters

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Verified Buyer


Got a request for steel frets. My old cheapo cutters were done after just thee frets so I ordered these despite the negative reviews by some who’ve used them on steel. They did great with the steel frets and cut through nickel-silver like butter. Wish I had bought this tool a long time ago.

5.0

Good quality.

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Verified Buyer


A nice heavy duty pair of cutters.

4.0

Nice To Have

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Verified Buyer


For my first (and hopefully my only) partial fret job on my own guitar, I wanted to reduce the amount of wood chipping, when pulling the old frets. Rather than buy pinch cutters and have to grind them down, it was more convenient to buy these, when on sale. I used them for leverage to arc the fret wire to my guitar's radius, as shown in the video (I only replaced 6 fret wires). They also worked well to cut the tang and cut the ends of new fret wires. I only give 4-stars, however, because they did not cut the CryoWire as cleanly as I would have thought and because I believe that the regular price is too much for what they do. I would definitely recommend these cutters, if you do a lot of re-fretting and can make enough profit to cover the cost. If you are on a tight budget and only doing a one-time re-fret for yourself, you can likely find another way to pull the old frets and cut the new wires. They are nice to have but may not be necessary for your re-fret project.

5.0

Better than I could do.

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Verified Buyer


I tried making my first set. They worked ok but chipped really easy. I just got my stew Mac set and have no regrets. The are built very clean and work great. Thank you again.

5.0

Must have tool

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Verified Buyer


Stewmac recently shipped this tool to my shop after the first shipment was lost in the post, this is a standup company who treats their customers with utmost care and attention, this tool is a must have for your fret jobs, performs very well...this is the second one i have ordered..the first one i have for the stainless steel fret jobs.

5.0

Works Great

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Verified Buyer


I got these for my first attempt at a re-fret. Works as advertised. Handles are a good length and they appear to be heavy duty enough to last.

5.0

Don’t Fret. Use the right tooL!

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Verified Buyer


I make folk instruments for a hobbie, and finally bought a proper fret trimmin tool from stumac. These are wonderful fret trimming pliers, designed especially for the job. Wish I’d bought them sooner. They make fretting an instrument a breeze. With every penny that I payed for them. They were on sale when I bought them, too.

5.0

Great fret cutter!

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Verified Buyer


This tool has just the right amount of leverage to cut any kind of fret wire!

5.0

Incredible tool!

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Verified Buyer


THIS IS A MUST HAVE FOR FRET WORK. Don't buy off the shelf tool and try to modify, stop with that nonsense and just order these, you can thank me later!

Thank Stew Mac, once again, for delivering another awesome product!
Dave Harper
Full Scale Guitar Repair

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