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Chip Stoppers, Set of 2

Chip Stoppers, Set of 2

Chip Stoppers, Set of 2

Chip Stoppers, Set of 2

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Chip Stoppers, Set of 2

About This Item

Fewer chips, cleaner refrets, less work. Tired of gluing back fingerboard chips after pulling up old frets? Our steel Chip Stoppers™ work with our Fret Puller to minimize chip-out.

Chip Stoppers are a clever solution from Don MacRostie here at StewMac, and a big hit in our shops.

The problem with refrets is, any pulled fret might yank a piece of fingerboard up with it. Then if you're lucky, you'll manage to glue each chip back in.

Chip Stoppers press down on the fingerboard as the Fret Puller takes frets out. You get fewer chips, and cleaner refrets. Too bad we didn't think of this twenty years ago — imagine the hours we all would have saved!

Here's how they work:
Heat the fret as usual, with a chisel-tip soldering iron to soften glue under the fret.

Now lift the end of the fret, getting under it with the jaws of the Fret Puller. As soon as it starts coming out, slide the Chip Stopper into place; the .033" x 3" slot fits around the fret tang. Now you can walk the Fret Puller down the length of the fret, lifting it out as the Stopper protects the wood underneath.

Most often, you'll use the .020" Chip Stopper. Sometimes the .010" will suit you better, and you can also combine them for a .030" total thickness.


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5.0

Excellent tool

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I Just refretted a vintage Les Paul standard. Pulling the frets off without chipping was a breeze with these stoppers.

5.0

Great fret pullers

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Used these to re fret a Martin D35 and worked as advertised. Hardly any chipping at all. Would recommend.

5.0

Works

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I really wasn’t sure what to think about these at first but I’ve used them and they work great

5.0

Fret board protection

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The chip stoppers work well in preventing tear-out of fretboard material when used with the mini fret pulling pliers. Save added time in patching tear-out areas on the fretboard by using the, "chip Stoppers."An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, or more.

3.0

A good preventive measure...most of the time

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Like any tool, these chip stoppers have their limitations. They have worked well in most instances, but on brittle woods like ebony they can push a chip out as they are inserted with the fret pulling pliers. I’ve found that on ebony the chip starts to lift before the chip preventer can get between the fret and the wood, and can actually catch on the edge of the chip, pushing it out. Being underneath the chip preventer means you can’t see it happening. I always use heat and moisture, along with scoring the ebony along the fret edge with a sharp blade to stop the chip from lifting, but ebony is a bear. I’d say the term “chip preventer” really applies to softer or more pliable woods like maple and rosewood.

5.0

Love these things

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Just got these and refretted a '47 Epiphone Triumph without a chip to fill. Can't ask for better than that.

3.0

Refret

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I bought the chip stoppers with the smaller fret puller. I think "stoppers" is a bit of an exaggeration. I'd agree that it helped minimize the amount of chipping but, there was still plenty of filling to be done at the end of fret removal.

5.0

As expected

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Well made as always.

5.0

As expected

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Always of good quality.

5.0

Chip free

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Worked better than expected. Great addition to the fret puller.

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