Fret Tang Nippers

ejendres

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What are you guys using? I've just been using a file but it take a while. Any better way you guys could recomend?

I've been considering using a cut off wheel on my Dremel or picking up the stew mac nippers. What works best for you guys?
 

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I have a pair of these, did 3 stainless steel jobs and they are still like new.
Photo is from Philadelphia Luthier's, but I can't remember where I got mine, Amazon prolly.
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I also have the Stew Mac ones but still file the cut edge down flush just to be sure it sit's properly.
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Cheers Peter.
 

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Yup. ↑
I've nibbled at them with the fret cutters, but still ended up grinding Dremel-style.
 

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I made the one this guy came up with for SS frets. I've only done one guitar though that had binding so investing $140 for a real one wasn't something I was real keen on.

 

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I made the one this guy came up with for SS frets. I've only done one guitar though that had binding so investing $140 for a real one wasn't something I was real keen on.


Looks like you may be able to 3d print that?? Maybe sell them?

Cheers Peter.
 
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Looks like you may be able to 3d print that?? Maybe sell them?

Cheers Peter.
I wouldn't want to steal someone else's idea. But, it was nice of him to share that. I made mine from a scrap of maple floor I had leftover from remodeling my kitchen.
 

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I wouldn't want to steal someone else's idea. But, it was nice of him to share that. I made mine from a scrap of maple floor I had leftover from remodeling my kitchen.

True Dat. Get the guy's permission or cut him in. Just spit ballin' here.

Frankly the nippers probably work as good and they aren't that expensive.

Cheers Peter.
 

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That was quick. Doesn't look like Fusion 360 though? LOL

Cheers Peter.
 

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I'm sure a good pair of tang nippers that can handle SS work very well. I was just being cheap and didn't want to invest in a tool I might not ever use again. I'm kind of surprised someone posted a $15 pair and got 3 fret jobs out of them. Even the ones at Stew Mac (at least last year) said not to use them on SS. So then I found that YT vid and said well, I can make that very cheaply and so I did.

My leveling and crowning tools are a different story because I use them a lot.
 

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I use the type sold by Stewart-MacDonald. It's my most prized single refretting tool.
 

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I use my belt sander, but I will be getting some nippers soon
 




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