Squier Standard Neck Fret removal ? Push or Lift out.

Discussion in 'Tech-Talk' started by rolloman, Dec 6, 2017.

  1. rolloman

    rolloman Squier-Meister

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    Gonna remove some frets. Do they come out the side of the fretboard, or pryed out by lifting.
     
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  2. BorderRadio

    BorderRadio Squier-holic

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    Prying them up is the norm. The special pliers and the steel sheet guarding tools at StewMac actually work very well.
     
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  3. rolloman

    rolloman Squier-Meister

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    Thanks, that is what I thought, just wanted to make sure. And no it's not the frets on that perfect Classic Vibe Tele neck I bought from ya. Lol
     
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  4. SirSquier

    SirSquier Squier Talker

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    It is only old Fenders (pre-1982/83) that are pushed in from the side.
     
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  5. rolloman

    rolloman Squier-Meister

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    Ok. Thanks.
     
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  6. LutherBurger

    LutherBurger Squier-Nut

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    I made my own fret puller by grinding down the face of a small, inexpensive pair of end cutting pliers, because I'm a cheap bastid. I also did the same to a larger pair, for cutting off fret ends at the edge of the fretboard.
     
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  7. BorderRadio

    BorderRadio Squier-holic

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    I'd do the same except I have a cheap-bastid Ryobi bench grinder, like .01 horsepower. I trust it only for buffing and grinding aluminum cans :)
     
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  8. rolloman

    rolloman Squier-Meister

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    Exactly what I am gonna do, after buying a cheap pair, finding out they won't work, then noticing that is what has been done to the Stew Mac tool except theirs is $27.
     
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  9. LutherBurger

    LutherBurger Squier-Nut

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    I used a cylindrical grinding wheel chucked in a hand drill that I clamped to a desk. Pure hillbilly engineering. :)
     
  10. Bodean

    Bodean Squier-Nut

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    Got to do what you gotta do.:D
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  11. BorderRadio

    BorderRadio Squier-holic

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    To clarify, the special StewMac tool I meant reference to was the thin steel guard---prevented excessive chip out on this 60s Gretsch I'm working on. Stewmac is a last resort kinda thing.:eek:
     
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  12. LutherBurger

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    I'll make one of those out of a feeler gauge if I need one.

    You know why. ;)
     
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