Fret Puller Pliers for guitar and bass - the best available

Fret Puller Pliers for guitar and bass - the best available

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  • 3 peaks  - Fret Puller
  • Made in Japan
  • Precisely ground 10mm jaws
  • Overall Length approx. 6” (150mm)

These are the best fret pullers available.  The narrow jaws work better than other fret pullers on radius fretboards.  With the shallow angle of the jaws you will wedge the frets out of their slots slower and have less fingerboard chipping.

Remember these are for pulling frets and not cutting.  DO NOT USE TO CUT FRETWIRE. 

In order to pull frets cleanly it is recommended you use a soldering iron to heat the fretwire.  This will help soften the fingerboard and loosen any glue that might be holding the frets.   

After heating the fret, you will be using the pliers to pinch the frets out and not pull the frets.   Each squeeze of the pliers will wedge the fretwire slowly out of their slot.  Make sure that the face of the pliers stay in contact with the fingerboard at all times.  Continue walking the pullers from one end of the fret to the other while slowly squeezing the pliers to remove the fretwire.  Go slowly so you won't have any chipping problems.

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  • 5
    Fret pulling made surprisingly easy!

    Posted by Bilhelm on Nov 13, 2021

    Purchased these after a little shopping around. Found them to be the best compromise of affordable price and desirable design. This was my first attempt at refretting. I had done a couple fret levels and gained enough confidence to try and improve the playability of a squier SE strat neck. To be totally honest I found pulling the frets to be almost underwhelmingly easy. I suspect this particular neck and fret work wasn't done to a high standard so that may have effected the degree of difficulty I experienced in this instance. Anyway, they worked well, I had very minimal chipping, and found the removal and initial installation of the new frets to be very easy. It was the latter steps where I realized the difficulty lies in dressing the frets without damaging the other aspects of the guitar. I would recommend these for sure. Service from Philly luthier supply was great as usual.

  • 5
    Very well made product!

    Posted by Eitan Metcalf on Oct 22, 2021

    Just bought these for my first attempt at redoing a fretboard. I realized the fret wire wasn’t seating properly and it was due to the board needing more of a radius added to it. These pliers worked like a charm at removing the wire cleanly and smoothly. Worth the purchase!

  • 5
    Fret Puller Pliers

    Posted by Mark W on Oct 7, 2021

    AVOID Chipping, buy these and take your time. No chips on an 40 year old ebony board, need I write more.

  • 5
    Great tool

    Posted by Scott Gwinn on Sep 26, 2021

    I have nothing to compare these to because this is my first fret puller but worked perfectly for my first refret attempt. These guys have great product for a very reasonable price.

  • 5
    Fret Pullers

    Posted by Ron on Apr 14, 2021

    These fret pullers are truly the best tool I’ve purchased and used in years. My frets come out so easily and smoothly with these. Great price and quality for what you get!

  • 5
    It just works.

    Posted by Nicholas Teo on Mar 30, 2021

    This fret puller just works. I had vintage style frets that was so heavily worn down the guitar more or less looked like a fretless neck, and these pliers were more than up to the task of grabbing on to whatever little metal was left, instinctively going "under" the fret, and very precisely removing the fret. No chipouts no headaches. For a first time user, this thing is pure joy to use. Highly highly recommend!

  • 5

    Posted by Dan on Feb 3, 2021

    Perfect tool for the job. Zero complaints or criticisms.

  • 5
    Fret Puller Pliers

    Posted by Bill on Aug 2, 2020

    Well worth the money; these are very well made and work very well. If quality of your work is important to you, don't look any further.

  • 5
    What everybody else said 5 star

    Posted by Rich Gray on Jul 22, 2020

    Don't do a fret job without it.