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.

WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

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5.0

Heavy Duty Tool

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Verified Buyer


Purchased this on sale and thought it was a good value. This is like most Stew Mac tools - expensive but well made. Have small fret cutter but this one has the mass to make cutting fret ends so much easier. And its very sharp.

5.0

Pulls frets, too

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Verified Buyer


This can also be used to pull difficult frets, without having to "horse" them out and cause damage.
Also, on difficult frets, they won't hurt your hand, like the small fret pullers.

5.0

Nice

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Verified Buyer


I was gonna modify a pair of dykes I have, but for the price of these when on sale, I figured why mess up a tool I already love. These seem good quality, though I haven't used them yet. I am completely satisfied with my purchase, and cant wait to give them a try.

5.0

Sharp

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Verified Buyer


The best nippers I have found to date to cut feet ends.

4.0

works OK

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Verified Buyer


I got one to use SS frets. It cut them with no apparent damage to the tool, but not as closely as I would have liked. Lots of filing to get the ends flush.

5.0

Better than good

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Verified Buyer


Was waiting for the price to drop... it did and I stopped waiting. They’re worth every penny at the sale price. They cut those fret ends clean as a whistle and ever so close to the fretboard. Love ‘em.

5.0

Wow these are great!

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Verified Buyer


I was used to scoping out every stores tool department to find the right pair of pliers to take home and grind down the tips.I finally gave up and ordered these.Glad I did.Heavy duty and they just feel perfect in your hands.They are perfect!

5.0

Excellent!

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Verified Buyer


Sharp, nicely finished tool. Handles a bit longer than normal. The extra leverage, and the sharpness... and they 'cut like butter', even stainless. Nice flush cut, with little cleanup, and no twisting the fret out of the slot.

5.0

Wire snips

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Verified Buyer


These snips were designed for feet wire, but they work excellent with all types of wire, the look and feel is of a professional instrument, I'm glad I didn't pass up this sale.

4.0

fret wire cutter

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Verified Buyer


I was thinking about just adapting a side cutter for cutting frets but since I'm kind of a tool junkie I decided to get a pair and am quite happy I did.

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