#3
It is not at all a difficult job, but for the love of God, invest $27.00 is a good set of genuine fret-pulling pliers!

http://www.stewmac.com/Luthier_Tools/Tools_by_Job/Fretting/Pullers_nippers_sizing/Fret_Puller.html

There is perhaps no faster or more certain way to destroy a fretboard than by trying to tear out the frets with the wrong tool!
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