Fret Cutter for trimming fret ends

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After installing new frets, the flush-cut jaws of a fret cutter trim the fret ends.

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Erick Coleman: When trimming the ends of newly installed frets, you want to cut as close to the fretboard as possible without actually touching it [Erick Coleman - Stewart-MacDonald]. The closer and cleaner you can trim the frets, the less time you'll spend filing them afterwards. Fret Cutters are specially shaped and flush-ground for trimming fret wire. They cut right up next to the board without pinching, twisting, or pulling your new frets back up out of their slots. And the jaws are hardened to slice through fret wire. Use them to cut fret wire to length before a job. In a pinch, they'll nip away fret tangs, when the ends have to overhang binding running down the edge of the neck. These are heavy-duty cutters, but don't use them for general cutting, like trimming guitar strings or nails. Take care of them and they'll stay sharp and last forever.



Erick Coleman

StewMac Senior Technical Advisor

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