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3-Corner Fret Dressing Files

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3-Corner Fret Dressing Files Small, 7-3/8"

Small, 7-3/8"

Item # 1601
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$25.07

3-Corner Fret Dressing Files Medium, 8"

Medium, 8"

Item # 1602
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$26.41

3-Corner Fret Dressing Files Large, 9"

Large, 9"

Item # 1603
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$40.82

 3-Corner Fret Dressing Files, Set of 3

3-Corner Fret Dressing Files, Set of 3

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3-Corner Fret Dressing Files

About This Item

Specially made for traditional fret crowning and shaping.

Smooth corners protect the fretboard.
These special files are for those who prefer a traditional method of fret crowning. Their smooth corners won't leave scratches in the fretboard, and they're great for shaping the ends of the frets.

The small fine-cut file has 3" x 1/8" tapered cutting surfaces, and the medium-cut file has 5" x 1/4" tapered surfaces. The large file is known as a cant saw file, and is a favorite of our fret expert Dan Erlewine and many other well-known luthiers. It has a versatile flattened-triangle shape, with a 4-5/8" x 1/2" and two 4-5/8" x 5/16" cutting surfaces. All files have comfortable rubber-coated handles.

Works on stainless frets, too!
All of our tools are suitable for use on stainless-steel fretwire, with the exception of our Fret Tang Nippers. Modern stainless-steel fretwire is known to be harder than the traditional nickel-silver blends, but our own shop experience indicates the wire does not cause premature wear of files or sandpapers.


Video

Trade Secrets!

Trade Secrets!

Fixing fret ends that stick out in dry weather

This week, Erick Coleman answers a wintertime question: What to do about fret ends that stick out of the sides of the neck?

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5.0

File effective

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Watch a few videos and these files become your friend . Great product

5.0

must have!

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wouldn't want to be without it! very versatile as well.

5.0

My preferred method now

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After using other types of fret files(Gurian, or diamond coated- basically, the rounded type), I just began using this old-school type. After one fret job, I'm very pleased. I feel it gives me the control to shape the fret tops, that I did not have, using the other types. Not to knock them, I know they work well for others, but I like the way this type works.

5.0

Top Notch

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I purchased the medium file and i have to say i'm well impressed by the quality. This is an essential tool for both repairs and building, well recommened!

5.0

Medium File Works Perfectly!

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Got the medium file for dressing/crowning by freehand recently filed frets and it works like a charm! Also can bevel fret ends pretty well. Just have to have a good technique for crowning, or be careful not to over file.

5.0

Really good

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A must for fretwork

5.0

Love these files!

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I really love these files. I tried the Double-edge Fret Files and made a real mess. Don't know why I just couldn't get them to work for me but the 3-Corner Fret Dressing Files rescued me.

5.0

Amazing tool

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Woww, This is fundamental to the work

5.0

Medium file = Perfect.

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I used to work with jewelry files, but I found hard to balance them over the frets, especially the jumbo frets. The medium file has the perfect size on the sides so I can get a nice movement of rounding the frets. The way that it's made is great, because it leaves as little scratches as possible, It really helps the shiny frets process. Get one, man, it's the real deal on fret file.

5.0

great file

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With this file and the abrasive rubbers I had one fret crowned and polished in under 10 mins, real top quality file cuts great

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StewMac PDF Catalog, page 11See 3-Corner Fret Dressing Files
on page 11 of our StewMac Digital Catalog