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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, 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.



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5.0

Fret Cutter

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Verified Buyer


I have been needing this for quite some time; it works much better that the diagonals I have been using. Neat cuts and easy to clean up and bevel.

5.0

Replacement

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Verified Buyer


My first ones broke cutting stainless fretwire. Stew Mac sent me a new one. I will only be using these cutting nickel frets. Dremel for stainless.

5.0

Great multipurpose tool!

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Verified Buyer


So I ordered this tool for obvious reasons and it performs flawlessly. Thanks.
It does other jobs amazingly well also. My son’s loose tooth. Got it. Skinning catfish? BAM! I can’t open my beer. I got you boo. Those hard to cut toe nails? You know it.
So all in all,I am very pleased with this product and will,and have,ordered from StewMac again.

XOXO
Dave

5.0

Pliers, wire cutting

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Verified Buyer


Wire cutters for biting off fret wire

5.0

Fret cutter

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Verified Buyer


Such a joy to use a well made tool.

5.0

Nice

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Verified Buyer


I bought this cutter for the second time, first ones were damaged by cutting the drill bit(:. The new ones are slightly different - the have a little inner bevel, I believe for being able to cut stainless steel frets without chipping. Otherwise - good, old cutter, must-have for fretwork.

5.0

Frets Beware

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Verified Buyer


I am brand new to the guitar world, so everything is new. I used this Plyer as soon as I received it. Wow, I heated up the frets to melt the glue and then they pulled right out. Good job Michael.
Glad I bought this one..

Thanks StewMac

5.0

Great cutters - I definitely recommend!

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Verified Buyer


I had a pair of Channellock 356s that I modified and used for about 7 years. It came time to retire them so my options were to acquire another pair of 356s and modify again or try Stewmac’s.

I decided to take advantage of a sale and purchase two of Stewmac’s fret cutters. I’m glad I did. The long red handles took some getting used to because they are longer than the 356s I grew to love that are 6” in length. Keep in mind, I don’t cut stainless steel with these since I have a separate pair of modified 10” end-cutting pliers for that. This prolongs the life of the cutters significantly.

All-in-all, when it comes to waking-out frets or trimming them to size, the Stewmac Fret Cutters are a great addition to any luthier’s toolbox.

5.0

Must have!!

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Verified Buyer


These things are the best!! Yeah you can get others that do the same thing. But once you have used these you will never want any other pair. Large and good grip. Best cutters I've ever owned!!

5.0

Fret cutter tool

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Verified Buyer


Very sharp... Long handle for more leverage force than my old tool

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