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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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Fret Puller with Chip Stoppers Set

Fret Puller with Chip Stoppers Set

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StewMac Precision Fret Puller with Chip Stoppers Set

StewMac Precision Fret Puller with Chip Stoppers Set

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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

Great Puller!

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This is quite possibly the best puller I've used. Very solid design and gets under even the most worn fret. The chip stoppers are a little gimmicky and don't seem to work as well as advertised. I'll probably never use them again.

5.0

Protectors

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They work great!

5.0

useful

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this tool works well

5.0

chip stoppers

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sturdy item. worked well

5.0

Exactly what I needed

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I had the hardest time trying to find the proper tools to remove my frets. Stew Mac came through beautifully.

5.0

Good

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They work great.

5.0

Fantastic tool

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I’m working on converting an old electric guitar of mine to a fretless and this tool made the job significantly easier. I lucked out and didn’t have much glue in the fret slots but I was able to defret the fretboard in a matter of minutes without a single chip. The pullers themselves are well built and I can tell I’ll get a lot out use out of them. Absolutely satisfied with my purchase.

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

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