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Our Fretboard Radius Sanding Kit is capable of sanding any desired radius between 7.25” and 20”.

 

The specially manufactured tools can be easily stored when not in use.

 

A set of radius gauges is included for checking sanding progress.

 

The tools correspond to the following radii:

 

#1  7.25”

#2  9.5”

#3  12”

#4  15”

#5  20”

 

TOOL CONSTRUCTION:

 

The tool has a shaped hardwood handle for 2-hand use. The length of the tool allows a good sanding rate without requiring excessive pressure.

 

The system utilises standard PSA abrasive discs and is also suitable for 2-3/4" stikit roll.

 

5 interchangeable tool plates are included: 7.25", 9.5", 12", 15", & 20" radii. The plates are 150mm long with rounded ends to match the abrasive discs. The extra abrasive at the sides of the tool is utilised by rotating the abrasive around when worn.

 

The tools are also easy to use without the handle or when less pressure is required, making them excellent for finishing using fine grit abrasive. 

 

FAQ

“Why isn't there a tool corresponding to every fretboard radius size?”

 

The difference between radii is very small and in some cases negligible. The attached diagram indicates the relationship between the different radii at the theoretical edge of the fretboard and the small differences between sizes.  The photo shows the tools stacked which emphasises their close geometric relationship and compact size.

 

“How can I achieve a specific radius when there isn't a specific tool?”

 

Use the next size up and check progress with the radius gauges. Apply a little more pressure at the sides when finishing to get the radius required.

 

 

CONTENTS:

Shaped Hardwood Tool Handle with Tool Attachment Screws.

Set of 5 Fretboard Radius Sanding Tools: 7.25", 9.5", 12", 15", & 20" Radii.

5 x Ø150mm PSA Sanding Discs 80 Grit.

5 x Ø150mm PSA Sanding Discs 120 Grit.

Set of 3 Radius Gauges.

 

Replacement abrasive is also available from the website.

FRETBOARD RADIUS SANDING KIT

£43.50Price
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