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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*. 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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5.0

Did the job

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I needed to snip strips of polymer that were a half inch wider than the jaws. I carefully worked back and forth squeezing a little more each time I moved the cutter back and forth. Could not find a 1 1/2 wide jaw, but this fret cutter did the job. Just a little filing and sanding/polishing left to be done.

5.0

Stellar

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Bought these to replace some hardware store cutters I was using - These are fantastic. Cut through stainless fretwire with ease and the edges are completely unharmed. The near-flush cut also means there's minimum filing needed to get fret ends flush with the board.
Totally sold on these!

5.0

Great product!

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Nice tool. It cuts closer than any others I have tried. The cutting edge angle helps it make nice clean cuts, instead of pinching through material. Doesn't leave big burrs. Just a few seconds of light filing and the edge is burrs are gone. It is a little on the expensive side, but the time saved in filing is worth it. Haven't used it enough to rate durability of the cutting edge yet, but I expect it will cut many brass frets before it gets dull.

5.0

Quality

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I haven't used them yet, but they seem like they are really good quality. I think they will be fine. Great feel to them/\.

5.0

Amazing product, and even better customer care!

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Verified Buyer


After experiencing a slight issue with my cutters, I reached out to SteMac customer service to see what could be done to remedy the issue. Without hesitation, they sent out another pair, and helped me get back to work without missing a beat. Thanks again to Phil for all the help!

5.0

Cheaper tool was NOT the answer

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I must admit, I tried a slightly cheaper version from Amazon and after bruising my palms trying to finely cut the tang, I gave up, sent it back and bought this one. It is SO much better. Lesson learned.

5.0

Excellent Shop!

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Fast shipping and great pricing.

5.0

Stewmac fret cutter

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Absolutely the best fret cutting tool I've ever owned! Cuts with ease without twisting the fret ends!

5.0

serious piece of kit

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I've waited all my life for end cutting pliers like these!

5.0

Nice Tool

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I haven't used this fret cutter yet, but it seems like it is a will dropped tool....

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