Double-edge Fret File

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Double-edge Fret File Narrow/Medium

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Item # 4490
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Double-edge Fret File

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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4.0

Good file

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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.

5.0

Works like a charm

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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.

4.0

Good

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It did its job but it took me a long time to re-crown my leveled frets. Maybe the diamond files are better but they are very expensive.

5.0

Perfect for my use.

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Good quality file, maybe a tad expensive, but it gets the job done!

5.0

Love it

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it gets the job done fast and easy.

5.0

Double-edge Fret File

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Did just what l wanted great time saver.

4.0

Works well.

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Works as expected. Leaves a little chatter that is easily polished off with sand paper and steel wool.

5.0

yes

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Good tools saves accurate damage and saves valuable time great accuracy can be reached

5.0

Good results

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I bought the 4490 double edge files for my solid body guitar project. The frets were already installed just needed leveling and crowning after neck set. I used the wooden radius block and the files. I should have bought the fretting kit because it was just a little more than the radius blocks/files. Anyway they were easy to use and got excellent results was able to get 3/64 action with very little rattle.

4.0

OK for the Money but top marks to Stewmac.

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I first bought the narrow/medium file and it works fine if you clean it after every few strokes. I then bought the medium/wide jumbo fret file and the med jumbo side chattered like crazy and was a nightmare to use. I had a little winge to Stewmac about it and 3 days later there was a brand new complimentary one in the mail box! Expedited shipping USA to New Zealand. Perfect! New one works well. Thanks Stewmac; top score for customer service.

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