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Arbor Press for Guitar Fretting

Whether you’re a luthier by trade or dabble in DIY guitar repairs, you understand how important feel is to a guitarist. There's a great deal of skill required to get fretwork right. Many guitar buyers will turn to frets to determine the quality of craftsmanship. The best way to step up your game is by pressing frets in. By shelving your fret hammer, you'll avoid hassle, stress, and easily avoidable mistakes.

A manual press from Janesville Tool ensures each guitar fret is seated properly. If you're still clinging to your hammer because "that's how they did it in the old days," a hand press could very well change your tune. An arbor press will lay the frets down nicely so that the bottom of the fret wire is flush to the top radiused surface of the fretboard - with no gaps. Using a manual hand press machine is more precise and minimizes the time you have to spend leveling the frets later on. You'll begin pressing frets in more consistently across the surface from one side of the fretboard to the other. Make the switch and improve your fretwork.

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Find the Best Arbor Press for Your Fret Seating Application

Fret Arbor Press Machine for Guitar FrettingAll Janesville Tool & Manufacturing arbor presses are 100% American-made and built to exacting standards. This guarantees consistent seating of the frets, which is hard to achieve with a fretting hammer.

The best sounding guitar is made of the best material and flawlessly crafted. An industrial-grade hand press from Janesville Tool & Manufacturing makes fretting jobs easier and more consistent. Hammers or cheap hand clamps will NOT get you the same results and stand the test of time. This is a one-time purchase you'll never have to make again.

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Benefits of guitar fretting with a manual arbor press:

  • Even fret installations
  • Faster
  • Quieter than a hammer
  • Less tiring

Using a fretting hammer is loud, requires greater physical exertion, and if done incorrectly, the frets can loosen and even fall out. Not to mention the added stress you’ll feel hammering on a neck.

Don’t risk damaging new frets or a fretboard by using a fretting hammer on your guitar. With a manual press, each fret will be properly installed the first time. Whether you’re working on your own collection or repairing and building guitars to sell, you'll be able to seat frets consistently with a Janesville Tool manual arbor press. These are top-of-the-line presses your grandchildren could be using 50 years from now, should they follow in your footsteps.

Common applications for custom arbor presses from Janesville Tool include:

Contact Janesville Tool & Manufacturing if you have any questions about customization options.