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The ends of the frets are nipped off with a special tool. This nipper tends not to pull the fret out of the slot, as would a standard nipping tool.

Notice how much of the slot is left under the fret wire? That’s pretty standard, it needs to be there to allow the fret to seat and not split the fret board material.

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