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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Double-edge Fret File

By Dave Hickman from Alexandria, TN
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, August 05, 2012


I recently ordered a double edge fret file from Stew-Mac. The order was promptly processed and I had the file in hand in only two days. As a long time luthier I depend on Stewart McDonald to supply only the highest quality tools to bring vintage instruments up to a standard that the most critical customers can appreciate. There is no substitute for Stew-Mac products. Thanks, Dave

Cuts awesome!

By Pestvic from Sparks NV
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, July 18, 2012


This thing puts in work! It took me a little bit to figure out the angles to cut the biggest fretwire they offer cause the file was a little too small for it. but if you take time with it you will get great fretwork!

Very handy tool

By Ancient Picker from Tucson, Az
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, July 15, 2012


I had one fret that was a tad higher than the rest and wrestled with the thought of getting it level with the rest. Nothing ventured, nothing gained, I thought. Carefully & slowly worked with it & my idea came to fruition thanks to this tool.

Does the job

By Little Crow from Atlanta, GA
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, June 01, 2012


Very easy to use and does the job perfectly.

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By Keith Upton from Louisiana
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, May 25, 2012


Made short order of the crowning, very smooth. Just keep a file brush handy and keep it clean while you work and you will be pleased.

Precise work

By Rodrigo Gomes from Brazil
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, May 21, 2012


I'm earning big money with grinding frets!

Nice! 

By Robmase from Charlotte, NC
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, May 14, 2012


This tool worked much better than I thought it would. It's a must have tool!

Works like a charm

By Nick Knirk from McKinney, TX
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, May 09, 2012


No issues. Very rugged and does what it should.
I recommend it.

Double-edge Fret File

By charly from splendid
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, April 19, 2012


Very good tools for save time and making a really good work.
Thanks a lot for a very professional team also.
Charly/Nemes South of France

Double-edge Fret File

By FritzMaster from Ontario
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, April 13, 2012


Effective, fast, and reliable!

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