GUITAR FRET PRESS SYSTEM
2-options are available.
OPTION 1 - SOLID BODY GUITAR FRET PRESS SYSTEM WITH GUITAR SUPPORT JIG
The press mechanism is mounted on a stainless steel cross beam attached to 40mm x 40mm aluminium pillars. The beam height is adjustable allowing low setting for use on detached necks or raised for fretting complete guitars. The pillars are fixed to a solid oak bottom cross member.
The inside measurement of the pillars is 360mm permitting upper bouts and horns to pass through.
The supply includes a 600mm long x 305 wide x 18 thick marine plywood sub-base with adjustable corner feet. The position of the sub-base can be offset or central. The sub-base is secured onto the bottom member via 2 countersunk allen screws.
The fret press is operated by turning the top handle which is connected to the press screw assembly. As the handle is rotated, the screw pushes the press insert downwards and applies pressure on the fret. The caul is kept in alignment with the fret by guides.
The screw pitch is 1.5mm - approximately the same as the fret depth - thus a single turn of the handle will press the fret into position after initial fret contact.
In comparison to a lever operated press, the high mechanical advantage of the screw thread (20:1) plus the additional torque of the handle arm means less effort is required for pressing and a high degree of control is maintained.
FLAT SECTION PRESS INSERTS
The press is supplied with stainless steel inserts 75mm wide (9 piece set) - 7.25", 9.5", 10", 12", 14", 16", 17", 20" & Flat.
GUITAR SUPPORT JIG
The guitar support jig features an adjustable height neck support and a pivoting body support for adjustment for the body/neck angle. The jig orientates the body at the correct angle in relation to the neck and the guitar is supported without strain to the neck or heel join. Please see the separate Guitar Support Jig product detail for further information on this item.
OPTION 2 - BASIC GUITAR FRET PRESS - (Excluding Guitar Support Jig)
Please note that the buyer will need to incorporate their own means of guitar and neck support for this option.
Please see the Product Category page for related items.
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Workshop Dispatch Time 2-3 weeks
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