Double-edge Fret File

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Our best-selling fret crowning file!
Precision-cut teeth for accurate fret shaping.

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Our best-selling fret crowning file!
Precision-cut teeth for accurate fret shaping.

Each of our popular traditional 7-3/8" x 5/8" tool-steel files has two different 4" hollow-ground cutting edges, for recrowning a variety of fretwire sizes. These files were designed by luthiers for luthiers and are an economical way to get your fretting kit started. The handle is rubber-coated for comfort.


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Time is money

By Thisch from Cleveland OH
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, December 21, 2013


Just the right file at a decent price to do your fret work

Gets the job done

By All-Strings Instrument Service from IL
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, September 08, 2013


Once you develop a feel for these files you can crown pretty fast with no chatter.

Double-edge Fret File

By Martin from Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, September 02, 2013


This file is an indispensable tool for my workshop. Its versatility and quality makes it one of the best options in crowning files

Works two sides on a row

By BrunoLob+úo from Brazil - Rio de Janeiro
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, August 24, 2013


Works two sides on a row, but is leaves some scraches on the sides. Be careful when using it. If you don't have the propper hand to work it, you might have to work teo times to get it perfect.

Careful with these

By Bill E. Roach from Rohnert Park, CA
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, August 09, 2013


These can carve fissures in the frets too deep to get out if you don't exercise good filing technique. Otherwise they work fine.

Double edge crowning file & fret leveling file

By Bill O'Donnell from philadelphia pa
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, August 08, 2013


There is nothing like the right tools for any given job. This was my first complete refret, The job was apiece of cake, I have always stayed away from fret work but not anymore.

I was pleasantly surprised 

By justinarts from West Texas, USA
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, May 06, 2013


I learned to crown frets with a triangle file and bought these several years ago when I read a few of the reviews. After several years of use I couldn't be happier. I can't imagine not having them in the shop and I haven't touched a triangle file in ages. I have found them to be real time savers. Great job StewMac

great

By Carlos Giron from Ny
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, March 21, 2013


a tool that you must have, what are you waiting to buy it!

Good file

By ScottyB61LP from Indianapolis, IN
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, March 18, 2013


I used this file on my first attempt at leveling and dressing frets. The file worked great and was much easier than a triangle file. Recommend it.

Works like a charm

By FountainCity from Columbus, GA
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, March 09, 2013


At first glance, it looks like a regular file but you work with the edges and not the flat part. It's excellent for cleaning up fret ends. Highly recommended.

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