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 3M Stikit Gold Abrasives to quickly level frets or level an unfretted fingerboard. The tool's edges are smooth to prevent gouging.
Available in three lengths for any job you have:
8" Fret/Fingerboard Leveler
The shorter 8" length is ideal for spot leveling and creating fall away or compound radii on guitars, and this size is just right for mandolins and ukuleles. With so many uses in the shop, if you only get one Leveler—this is it!
16" Fret/Fingerboard Leveler
The 16" length is best for work on installed guitar and bass necks. You'll level most of the frets at the same time, giving you faster and more accurate results. And you won't need to worry about hitting the nut, saddle, or hardware.
24" Fret/Fingerboard Leveler
The 24" length quickly levels frets and fingerboards on new builds and uninstalled necks. With the extra-long size you'll level all of the frets at the same time, giving you faster and more accurate results.
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!!!"
Save with the set: Leveler and Stikit Set
Stikit Abrasives cut like a file, last longer than regular sandpaper, and are sized to stick right to the 1" width of our Levelers. These are the same professional sandpapers we use to quickly and cleanly level fingerboards and frets, and to remove the scratches before you recrown and polish.
Each set includes one Leveler and four 15-yard rolls of Stikit, one of each grit: 320, 400, 600 and 800-grits. More grits are available separately too.
Each Fret/Fingerboard Leveler is 1" (25mm) wide x 2" (50mm) tall and available in three lengths: 8" (203mm), 16" (406mm), and 24" (609mm).
Works on stainless frets, too!
All of our tools are suitable for use on stainless-steel fretwire*. 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.
*Excludes our original Fret Tang Nippers. We recommend our Deluxe Fret Tang Nippers for stainless-steel fretwire.
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