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

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Diamond is worth it!

By Wilmer Gingerich from Jamesport MO
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, December 17, 2011


The price pales in comparison when you realize the longevity and ease of use as compared with non diamond files. Being able to file on push and pull strokes is also a great way to self clean.

An easy tool to use.

By Fred Hocker from Stockholm, Sweden
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, December 15, 2011


I find this tool the easiest option when crowning frets. It cuts aggressively, leaves a reasonably smooth surface, and does not clog. It is easy to control and does not mark the fretboard. The mix of sizes is well considered, and it is certainly a more economical solution than individual files.

The only potential drawback is if you want to produce an odd or non-standard fret profile, then you will need to go old school with a triangular file, but my customers seem satisfied with the profile this tool produces.

Nice file

By Goodin from Knoxville, TN, USA
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, November 22, 2011


Very well made and sturdy. I have done two fret jobs with the file and it hasn't worn down any at all, seems like it would last a lifetime. My only conplaint is the file requires a lot of effort. i am thinking of upgrading to the diamond files to save time and energy.

5 stars

By jiROck Custom from Philippines
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, November 13, 2011


this is a time saver file.

Must have

By Fishdoctor from Montgomery, AL
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, November 05, 2011


This file is a must have to finish the fretwire off. I tried to use several others and they did not work. Used this file to repair what I had done.

Double edge fret file

By T. Roy from Santa Cruz, CA
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, October 27, 2011


This file works great. It cuts smoother than I expected, but sometimes I wish it were a slightly finer cut.

Great tool!

By Bruce Lyons from Wichita Falls, TX
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, October 06, 2011


This is a sturdy file, and is extremely easy to use. Plus, I had great results using it!

go the extra mile

By sherman stockton from indiana
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, October 01, 2011


works good but next time ill probably get one of the diamond files to speed up the process and give a better finished look

Great.

By Artios Music from Belgium
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, September 08, 2011


Bought the set. I have a lot of fretwork lately. Very happy with it, does a great job. Couldn't do without them anymore..!

Essential, Great Value

By Billy Stephens from Fountain Valley, CA.
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, July 08, 2011


I don't do much neck work so my tool set is sparse for that to say the least. I do however have these files on hand and they are invaluable for the work I actually do. I have tried the diamond ones and while really good, they are not worth the extra money to me. These files work very well and don't break the bank.

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