Diamond Fret File

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Diamond Fret File

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Cuts on the forward and backward stroke without chatter! Our diamond fret file has two concave cutting edges: one for medium and one for wide fretwire.

The file measures 9-3/8" x 5/8" x 5/32", with 5-3/4" filing edges, and has a comfortable rubber-coated handle. Available in either 150-grit or 300-grit.

Diamond fret files are the best way to recrown your frets! Unlike traditional fret files, diamond files cut in both directions, they don't chatter or leave chatter marks, and the fret is smoother after crowning. These files are being used by repair shops and major manufacturers all around the world.

Our diamond fret files have concave cutting edges, one for medium and one for wide fretwire. Each edge is electro-coated with micro industrial diamonds. These super-tough abrasive surfaces round the frets more smoothly than standard toothed files, for cleaner filing without chatter marks. Because the diamond particles cut on the forward and backward strokes, you get better control over your work and the job goes much faster.

We offer three designs of diamond fret crowning files, each in two different grits. Diamond fret files are available in the traditional Diamond Fret File, the curved Offset Diamond Fret File, and the unique Dual-grit Diamond Fret File.

What grit do I need? If you're just starting out in fretting, we recommend the 300-grit files, as they don't remove too much material too soon — a mistake that many beginning fretters make. Even a professional will find the 300-grit file allows them to quickly get the fret properly crowned after only a few strokes.

Use the 150-grit when you need to mill-off lots of material in a hurry.

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 and Fret Cutters. 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.

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Best tool I have

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This made crowning frets a joy rather than a task I used to hate. Fast, simple, and great results. One of my best tool investments. You must buy this file!



(Customer's Reviews)

I could kick myself for waiting so long to buy this. It's so fast and easy. I've used the 3-corner for years with great results, but the diamond file makes such a beautiful crown so effortlessly.


Diamonds are my best friend

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My first fret job was with one of those with removable burr fret files. My second through current fret jobs were with a diamond file. I can't go back to a toothed file anymore. Diamond files are faster and easier to clean up after. I would suggest the 300-grit. It cuts fast enough as is and leaves a fairly smooth surface (as far as crowning files are concerned). Sure it's a little pricey, but it makes crowning a piece of cake.

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