Basic Information: length 9.25 inches (235 mm), weight 0.7 lbs (0.33 kg),  material hardness HRc 44-48/58+-2.


Professional tang cutter with adjustable cutting depth, the Summit Tang Cutter precisely cuts the tang to the adjusted depth. Hardened jaws to HRC58 enable smooth cutting of even the hardest stainless steel frets.

The Summit Fret Tang Cutter is for all fret wire including Stainless Steel. The long handle provides excellent leverage for a clean cut. Fret wire guide plate is adjustable giving 2 profile options. The depth stop is adjustable between 0 to 0.3 inches (8.5mm).


The SUMMIT cutting pliers are designed and made only for cutting fret wire. Any other wire that is not fret wire or other stainless steel materials can damage and blunt the pliers’s jaws. Please use them as intended. Improper use of pliers will result in a warranty invalidation.

Very important! Before starting work with fret tang cutter, please pay attention and choose the guiding plate that corresponds to your fret crown profile.

Comes with your choice of the following:

Guiding plate 1 & 2

            A(width)         B(hight)             A(width)         B(hight)   
1          2,03mm          1,09mm              0.080″              0.043″
2         2,64mm          1,20mm               0.104″                0.047″

Guiding Plates 3 & 4

            A(width)         B(height)              A(width)         B(height)   
3            2.30mm         1.40mm               0.090″                0.055″
4            2.80mm         1.45mm               0.110″                 0.057″

Guiding Plates 5 & 6

            A(width)         B(hight)             A(width)         B(hight)
5          2,50mm          1,20mm              0.098″              0.047″
6          2,99mm          1,47mm              0.118″               0.058″


Part # 8000