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Double-edge Fret File

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Double-edge Fret File Narrow/Medium

Narrow/Medium

Item # 4490
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Double-edge Fret File Wide/Jumbo

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Item # 4491
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Double-edge Fret File, Set of 2

Set of 2

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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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Trade Secrets!

How to choose a fret-crowning file

Erick Coleman answers an important tech-support question: What's the best fret-crowning file?

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4.0

great fix. wish it was cheaper

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this file got the flat areas out of my new fret job and the radius on the top was perfect. good file.

5.0

Excellent!

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Verified Buyer


The best fret file ever. Period!

3.0

Decent File

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Verified Buyer


Has a tendency to chatter and is a little more aggressive then I like.

4.0

Ibanez S770FM ATF fret leveling recrowning.

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Verified Buyer


I bought this fret file after I recognized that I'm not able to made fret crowning work using self made tool (from some internet project). With this tool I finished fret crowning in 2 hours. This was my first fret levelling work and I strongly recommend buying this tool!

5.0

Very good tool

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Verified Buyer


A big help in doing a fret job, It is of a very high quality.

5.0

Great tool!!

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Verified Buyer


Fast and easy to crowning!

5.0

Nice File

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Verified Buyer


handy little fret file easy to use
two sides two sizes.fits in tool box
i'm happy i bought it.

5.0

Wonder tool

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Verified Buyer


This is a wonderful tool Just what I needed and works as advertised. It beats trying to use the old standart flat files.

5.0

Great product

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Verified Buyer


I have bought about three of these in the past year or so and every one of them are performing just as advertised. The latest I used for my home built 7 string and it fit perfectly. String height was perfect too.

5.0

An absolute must!

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I highly recommend this tool!

As a novice, this tool really makes the job quite simple.

It took me about 4 frets before I got a feel for it.

Because the tool was brand new, the cut was slightly aggressive at first but my technique improved as I moved along.

Using more accurate strokes, staying as true as possible and concentrating on the file doing the work, not hand pressure.

I used this tool along with my new 3 corner medium fret file and the results were excellent. After a bit more attention in the polishing I should end up with a decent fret job. I'm thrilled to say the least.

I should mention the frets I'm working on have a very low crown and had some serious dings in the upper 1-5 frets. After a slight leveling I was left with even less of a crown but got rid of most of the dings.

So even with dealing with frets that ideally should be replaced, this tool worked incredibly well.

I'm truly inspired!
My next goal...complete refret.

Thanks so much Stew-Mac for an excellent source of information and of course quality tools. Not to mention the fast shipping and excellent customer service.

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