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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 Medium/Wide

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 Double-edge Fret File, Set of 2

Double-edge Fret File, Set of 2

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Double-edge Fret File

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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.

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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4.0

go the extra mile

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

5.0

Great.

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

5.0

Essential, Great Value

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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.

5.0

Hace el trabajo facil y rßpido

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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)

5.0

Double-edge fret file

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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.

5.0

wonder

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

5.0

Money well spent

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

5.0

Good basic fret file

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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.

5.0

Saved a lot of Hassle

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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.

4.0

Good Job

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Does a fine job, quite necessary for your kit

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