- Fret Press Caul - No inserts included
- Quality Steel construction for years of use
- Fits StewMac arbor press or any standard drill press
- 3/8" diameter shank
- Compatible with Stew Mac Fret Press Inserts
- INSERTS NOT INCLUDED - Inserts must be purchased separately!
Using the Fret Press Caul and your drill press, you can easily install frets like a professional! Quickly and easily install fret press perfectly without any hammering!
The self-leveling caul will accept our fret press inserts(sold separately) as well as ones sold by other luthier tool suppliers.
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Fit press perfect and Stew Mac inserts - thanks
Had a old arbor press laying around so I bought this to re-fret a Strat.
Bought a set of inserts as well. Less $$ than Stewmac.
Sure beats (no pun intended) using a hammer to install frets. Far less work leveling afterwards !!!
I recently bought a beat up vintage Japanese guitar as a guinea pig for trying out more advanced setup and servicing.
This press caul ended up being by far the cheapest anywhere, and I did check ebay, aliexpress, reverb and various other online stores.
They also sell the inserts at a very affordable price. I got both and refretted the guitar. The grub screw holds the caul inside the groove and the back of the caul is held firmly in place by the roof of the slot.
Aligning the fret you are going to press is easy, so long as your close it will rotate in the drill press to fit over the fret. No problem with pressure and the frets slid into place nice and smoothly.
I was very pleased with the result, made the job much easier.
Yes, it's made in China, yes the groove for inserts could be a mm or so tighter for snug fit. Does any of that affect the way it operates? Certainly doesn't seem so to me. Plus I can always epoxy a shim into the groove for a tighter fit. I've pressed in a meager 96+ frets so far and I suspect the next 5000 or so won't make the slightest difference to how well I think this tool performs. My file test agrees.