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Hand Held Fret Press - Inserts not included

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$74.99
SKU:
TL-E-24
Weight:
38.00 Ounces
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     Product Description

    • Handheld Fret Press - No inserts included
    • Quality contruction for years of use
    • Easy one handed use
    • Pliers lock for glueing in frets
    • Compatible with Stew Mac Fret Press Inserts
    • INSERTS NOT INCLUDED - Inserts must be purchased seperately!

    The Hand Held Fret Press makes installing frets easy with its simple one handed operation. The sliding neck support and adjustable caul height will accomadate most instrument necks.

    The self-leveling caul will accept our fret press inserts(sold seperately) as well as ones sold by other luthier tool suppliers.  

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     Product Reviews

    1. "Sloppy Gripping" Update 3 Star Review

      Posted by on May 14, 2017

      Biggest issue with this press is the poor fitting rivets on the upper jaw. So, I replaced the upper jaw hinge rivet (where the handle meets the jaw) and the caul rivet with bolt/nut/spacer. This secured the sloppy fitting caul and upper jaw making the press more stable. I then straightened the crooked upper jaw so it lined up with the lower jaw. I found no problem with the lower jaw assembly. So far the modified press seems to be working fine. If you don't mind doing a little modifying, you can make this into a decent fret press at a fair price.


    2. Sloppy Gripping 2 Star Review

      Posted by on May 13, 2017

      When clamping a new fret, these pliers twist. Kind of like a cheap pair of vice grip jaws twist, compared to a more expensive pair. First I added a spacer washer to the upper cawl to keep it straight. That's when I noticed that the pliers were also twisting. I know these are less than half the price of the "other guys" clamp, but I was still expecting better than what I got.
      Can't recommend.


     

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