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    New StewMac tool for high spot fret levelling: The" Fret Kisser"

    https://www.stewmac.com/Luthier_Tool...et_Kisser.html

    Saw it. Bought it. Used it. Love it.

    Perfect results. A real problem solver.

    And yes, it's expensive.

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    Oh, that's a handy tool!

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    Looks great!....

    .... but $160.00 CAD... Yikes!

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    I'm thinkin' maybe the diamond coated abrasive sides have something to do with the price.

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    Payed 92€ during a discount slot. But of course international shipping and import tax add. Still don't regret a single cent.

    It can save a lot of time. It's a no skill, no risk tool. You just need some fret rockers (2 or 3 short straight edges that cover 3 frets) to identify high spots and some means to recrown and polish the fret (I use a grooved fret dressing/sanding stick).
    Just beware of using really low frets as a reference. Those are better replaced and "kissed" down.

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    Fret Rocker at Stew Mack

    Fret Rocker at Amplified Parts

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    The Stew Mack part will actually file the frets. The Amplified Parts piece is only for finding uneven frets. It doesn't have the diamond sanding part. All this, at least, as far as I can tell.

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    The Dude.... you are correct. The Rockers have no filing capabilities. But for those who merely want a cheap tool for a quick check, the Fret Rocker will do that.

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    One thing I forgot to mention: The "Fret Kisser" allows high spot levelling without removing the strings. This is not only convenient but levelling under string tension also gives more precise results.

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