Double-edge Fret File

Double-edge Fret File

Double-edge Fret File Narrow/Medium

Narrow/Medium

Item # 4490
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$44.10

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Double-edge Fret File Wide/Jumbo

Wide/Jumbo

Item # 4491
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$44.10

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Double-edge Fret File, Set of 2

Set of 2

Item # 4492
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List Price $88.20
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Double-edge Fret File

About This Item

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.

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.


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5.0

Perfect

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Verified Buyer


The fret crowning file is amazing! It works perfectly for Jumbo and xL frets.

5.0

Great addition to my tool bag

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Verified Buyer


Crowns frets fast and efficiently. A light touch makes final dressing a breeze.

4.0

Fret File

By

Verified Buyer


An excellent tool, well made. Ideal for cleaning up frets.

4.0

Works great

By

Verified Buyer


I have a couple different fret files, but 90% of the frets I work on are med. sized frets so I bought this as a back up and it works fine but it does leave alot of file marks and plenty of clean up to do but I use my fret erasers for that! I'd recommend this to anyone that doesn't have the money for a diamond file!

5.0

Corona muy bien los trastes

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Es una gran herramienta

5.0

Saves me Time

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Verified Buyer


I am glad that i purchased the Double-edge Fret File it makes my job alot easier

5.0

fret file

By

Verified Buyer


worked great

2.0

Not much tooth in the files for crowning.

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Verified Buyer


I bought the small/medium size fret crowning file. There is not much tooth in the curvature so it is very slow going trying to crown the frets. I'm not impressed with the product, especially for the price. Lots of hype for these files, but I'll go back to a triangle file for crowning.

Response from StewMac


We're sorry our Double-edge Fret File didn't work for you as you expected. If you are not satisfied you may return it for a refund or exchange. Please call us at 1-800-848-2273. We look forward to helping you with this.

5.0

Double edge fret file

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Verified Buyer


Please read my review of the nut file. All I wrote about it applies to this tool as well!

John Ellis, Sunny Day Dulcimers

5.0

Smooth and Quick

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Verified Buyer


I'm new to fret work, but this had my frets looking perfect after leveling, in 10-30 strokes. Left no mars on fret board. It's a great tool.

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