StewMac Precision Fret Puller

StewMac Precision Fret Puller


StewMac Precision Fret Puller

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StewMac Precision Fret Puller

About This Item

Get ready for the smoothest fret removal ever!
Improved chip-stopping performance, control, and comfort.

  • Jaw tips are precision-ground to the perfect angle (detailed below).
  • Better visibility of the work through the larger throat opening.
  • Longer handles are more comfortable—our hands thanked us after a full fret removal.

"The shallow grind gets right under the fret ends for easy walk out removal." — StewMac's R+D Team

We tested various designs and jaws to find the ultimate angles for extraction. Our Precision Pullers are meticulously ground to our specifications:

The outer face is ground and polished to be flush with the fingerboard, and glide under the fret crown edge.

Inner jaw tips are ground to a 45-degree angle to gently nudge the fret free of its slot as the jaws close. By carefully exerting less force on the fret wire, the smoother action eliminates unwanted chipping, especially if you've loosened the glue a bit with a warm soldering iron.

When working with dry and difficult fretboards, use the Precision Pullers with our Chip Stoppers for an extra layer of confidence in a chip-free and hassle-free job.

Do not use pullers to cut fretwire—the custom ground jaws can be damaged if used for anything other than pulling.

  • Smooth spring action for excellent control
  • Comfortable rubberized handles
  • Sturdy steel construction
  • Overall length: 6"
  • Throat depth: 1"
  • Face width: 3/8"

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  • 4.00 average rating from 1 reviews

These are excellent fret pliers with a (fixable) problem.


Because these pliers have much sharper blade angle (the part you squeeze under the fret), these work significantly better than the classic fret pullers we are used to using. These can pull just about any fret even glued in frets. However, in some instances the older pullers are needed to pull the fret all the way out. I would give these five stars, except that the handles don't have enough plastic. Just one complete refret will generate blisters. (And I do a lot of refrets.) However, you can wrap the handles in electrical tape or dip in plastic made for plier handles and problem solved. Well worth the money.