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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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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Hace el trabajo facil y rßpido

By J_R from Guadalajara, Mexico
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, July 07, 2011


De excelente calidad y acabado. Solo limpiala constantemente (con un cepillo de cerdas de acero) y no tendrßs problema para obtener un trabajo limpio.

La he usado en guitarras Fender, Cort y Aria Pro y solo he necesitado el lado ancho (wide)

Double-edge fret file

By Julio-Luthier from Sao Paulo-Brazil
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, June 30, 2011


Very useful tool for refretting job in the "first cut". Sturdy and affordable. I¦ve got a one Narrow/medium last week and I¦ve already done 2 refret jobs. It pays alone.

wonder

By Gilton ss from Brazil
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, June 25, 2011


optimal file. comfortable. well built. great tool. perfect

Money well spent

By JJuk from Fullerton, CA
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, June 18, 2011


Glad I spent the money on this file. Well made and very convenient with the multiple edges!

Good basic fret file

By Bob from USA
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, June 15, 2011


I've had to level a few frets on my guitars, and this has come in handy for re-crowning them. Works great and should last for a long time.

Saved a lot of Hassle

By Ken Timms from England
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, June 06, 2011


I normally don't need much fret dressing when I make up a Soprano Ukulele fretboard..using a press to fit the fretwire I get them pretty level to start with... only requiring the minimum of attention to finish off.

Until the day I got some fretwire of a different profile mixed in with my normal stuff, causing lots of string buzzing problems. It looked as if I would have to remove and replace all the offending frets. Then I thought first of all I'll level them off with a diamond lap and then get myself one of these fret crowning files to profile them all to the same shape.

And, to cut a long story short,it worked great. It's one of the best tools I own. A bit expensive for a file, but as a retired Toolmaker I know these are not an easy tool to manufacture, so I consider it a worthwhile purchase.

Good Job

By James D from CA
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, May 16, 2011


Does a fine job, quite necessary for your kit

Crowning Files

By Tim S. from Raymertown, NY
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, April 18, 2011


These files do a very good job of shaping the frets. Not very aggressive, so you will have to work the frets pretty good. Better in the long run, avoids additional dressing after the fact.

not bad

By smokie from IL,
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, April 06, 2011


i think the cheaper one does a better job, seams to be less work on the finishing side of things, these seam to leave me more work, But this is just my opinion

Great files!

By Genop from Seattle, WA
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, March 24, 2011


I'm a musician/repair tinkerer not a luthier, these files are very easy to use even for a newb. They helped me breathe new life into several cherished older instruments and will definitely become a permanent part of my repair kit.

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