FastCap Fret Nippers - New and improved design

FastCap Fret Nippers Cutters Flush Cutting End Nips

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$14.99

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PLIERS-FRET NIPPERS
  • Fret Nippers**
  • FastCap Brand
  • Lifetime Warranty through FastCap (contact them for replacement)
  • Specially hardened steel cutter for long edge life
  • Spring loaded jaws
  • These will cut fret wire very close to the fretboard
  • Total length (closed) - 7 1/4" (190mm)
  • Jaw width - 11/16" (17mm)

FastCap Fret Nippers - new and improved version. The new design includes better-designed jaws for a closer cut of the fret ends with minimal of sanding needed. A longer handle and a compound mechanical hinge for increased cutting power at the jaws.

**You will not find any flush-cutting pliers(including these) that are impervious to wear when cutting stainless steel fretwire. Stainless steel fretwire is very hard.

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  • 3
    Detang

    Posted by william gerevas on Nov 26, 2018

    I only cut one fret with this which worked fine, but when I used it to detang the fret I chipped one of the ends and I can't detang with it anymore. I think it will still work for cutting the frets though, are these not supposed to be used for detanging?

  • 1
    Failed on first fret job

    Posted by tim on Jan 2, 2018

    Like another reviewer, these exploded - one jaw on snapped off halfway through my first fret job (evo gold fretwire).

  • 1
    Lasted 1/2 of one stainless fret before exploding

    Posted by Richard Kelly on Oct 11, 2017

    I installed the stainless steel jumbo frets and got out the brand new Fastcap fret nippers. FIrst, they would not cut through the stainless frets. When I applied more force, the jaw shattered--the one side of the jaw made a glancing bounce off my shoulder, and I still haven't found it. The fret was still not cut. These may work for soft metal frets, but are not useful for stainless frets. At a minimum, the description of this item should indicate that it should not be used for the harder fret materials. Will attempt to get my money back from Fastcap.
    **Admin - used these on lots of stainless fretwire without any problem. Contact FastCap for a replacement. All FastCap tools have a lifetime warranty through Fastcap - tel:1-888-443-3748 email - info@fastcap.com

  • 4
    Great price for this aspiring guitar tech

    Posted by Erik on Jun 27, 2017

    They've chomped over 96+ Jescar nickel silver fret ends and I can't see any stress fractures,chipping, or rolling of the cutting edges. These can get in so close to the fingerboard that I could probably get away with leaving the beveling file in the drawer (yeah, that's not gonna happen).

    Little tip, I've got large hands (according to glove size) so I have to overhang the end of the handles for good leverage. That's with Jescar's 18% nickel silver. Weaker 12% wire just folds itself over and snaps off in submission when I brandish the Fastcap!

  • 4
    Worked good for me on EVO wire

    Posted by Steve on Dec 27, 2016

    I've only used them for one fret job so far, so I cannot vouch for longevity yet. That said, the job I used them on was with Jescar's EVO gold wire, which is much harder than nickel-silver. They cut the ends very cleanly and there was no damage to the cutting edges when I was finished. Satisfied with them for now, for sure. Pretty good for what they cost.

  • 5
    Great tool, reasonable price.

    Posted by Unknown on Apr 13, 2016

    Very solid construction, rated as 4 stars cause I'll have to wait for longjevity?

  • 5
    Superb Results

    Posted by Edward on Nov 15, 2015

    I used this for the first time this week and at first I was thrilled at
    how much less end dressing I had to do to the fret ends. Makes life easier
    when you are doing a Les Paul with binding and need precise cuts to preserve the nibs. Saved me a ton of time.

    It does not leave the tradition large "V", but rather a smaller "V" so you can
    cut the fret much closer to speed up work. Saved about 3 minutes a fret to bevel them.

    I did a test cut on a Jescar Stainless Steel fret and it cut through with no problem. No marring of the tool and the same results as cutting NS frets.

  • 1
    Don't be fooled

    Posted by Joe on Sep 15, 2015

    Don't expect much for the low price. These are NOT good cutters. I cut two stainless steel fret wire ends and the cutting edges were instantly distorted (chipped). The construction is as inferior as other junk from China. Save your money and find a respectable set of fret cutters that won't get thrown away in the middle of a re-fret job.

    -----ADMIN-----
    Hi Joe, Sorry to hear about your problem with the FastCap Fret Nipper you received. FastCap does have an unlimited lifetime guarantee on their tools. Please contact them for a replacement - 1-888-443-3748.