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Double-edge Fret File

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Double-edge Fret File Narrow/Medium

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Double-edge Fret File Wide/Jumbo

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Double-edge Fret File, 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.


Trade Secrets!

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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5.0

Double-Edge  Fret File

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Verified Buyer


This is a good tool and fairly safe in the hands of a guitarist like myself that lives in the back of beyond and has to maintain his own guitars. Money is never wasted on a quality tool designed to the job. Thanks Stew Mac.

5.0

Double-edge Fret File

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Verified Buyer


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

5.0

Cuts awesome!

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Verified Buyer


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!

5.0

Very handy tool

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Verified Buyer


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.

5.0

Does the job

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Verified Buyer


Very easy to use and does the job perfectly.

5.0

Double-edge Fret File Review

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Verified Buyer


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.

5.0

Precise work

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Verified Buyer


I'm earning big money with grinding frets!

5.0

Nice! 

By

Verified Buyer


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

5.0

Works like a charm

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Verified Buyer


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

5.0

Double-edge Fret File

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Verified Buyer


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

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