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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Double-edge Fret File Narrow/Medium


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Double-edge Fret File Medium/Wide


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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

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Good tool

By Martin (Beaud) from Gatineau,quebec,canada
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, March 19, 2012

I'm Just starting doing dressing, i did it once with a 3 sides file and never again... Its a lot easier And faster with this file...does a Great job...

Thanks Stew!!!


By J.A. Smith Guitars from Grand Island, NE USA
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, March 18, 2012

Again was replacing some worn out tools StewMac had this cheaper than the other supply plus it has a Med and a Sm side not just one sided like my old one

Gets the job done!

By Big Ed from California
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, March 08, 2012

I ordered both files! I used one on my medium jumbo frets on my MIM Teleaster! Take you time and it works well! Crowned the frets to perfection! After I used it the frets were very easy to polish up to a smooth bright shine with little effort!


By Francesco from Italy
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, March 03, 2012

Very effective tool!

Great files

By Joey A from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, February 26, 2012

I use to do this with a 3 corner file - never again. These files are easy to use, work great and won't damage the fingerboard. It pays for itself after just one use.

M/W File

By J. Wiseman from USA
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, February 25, 2012

Just like the N/M file,the M/W is the same great tool only bigger.

Great File

By J. Wiseman from USA
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, February 19, 2012

I have the N/M file and to date I have used it to recrown 6 guitars.This file is a very well made tool that cuts great.I also use the file with sandpaper to polish the frets.The finished product is no less than amazing and it cut my recrowning time in half.I will soon be ordering the M/W because the N/M is not big enough for my Les Paul copy or my Jackson.I am very pleased with this tool.

File that files

By Beginner from Saskatoon, SK
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, February 04, 2012

Never done this before. I flat filed the frets and then contoured them with this file. I then polished them with 400/600/800/1000/1200/1500/2000 grit and some rubbing compound. Without this file the job would have been extremely difficult. I wouldn't want to tackle those frets with a 3 corner file. I think a finer file would have been better but that is just being picky.


By niponz from Thailand
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, January 12, 2012

After u level, U must use it for perfect job

Nice Tool 

By Colt W. Knight from South Charleston, WV 25309
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, January 11, 2012

I have used this file enough that it is finally dull (~35 fret levels). I believe it would have lasted longer if I wasn't engaged in such a steep learning curve when it came to making necks from scratch.

The Medium side of the file didn't have as nice as teeth cut into the file and wide side, so you were limited to using half of the Medium side.

Nice tool though, especially if you don't intend to do a lot of fret work.

I will be upgrading to the Diamond file.

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