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Dual-grit Diamond Fret File

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Dual-grit Diamond Fret File For narrow fretwire

For narrow fretwire

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Dual-grit Diamond Fret File For medium fretwire

For medium fretwire

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Dual-grit Diamond Fret File For wide fretwire

For wide fretwire

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 Dual-grit Diamond Fret File, Set of 3

Dual-grit Diamond Fret File, Set of 3

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Dual-grit Diamond Fret File

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2 grits in 1 file! A versatile no-chatter file for crowning frets.

Steel insert with 150 and 300-grit industrial diamond-coated concave cutting surfaces in ONE file for crowning frets. It's angled shape gives extra clearance over the guitar body at higher frets.

Our unique Dual-grit Diamond Fret File is two files in one, featuring an angled steel insert with 150 and 300-grit industrial diamond-coated concave cutting surfaces for crowning frets. Switching from one grit to the other is quick and easy; simply unsnap the file from the handle, turn the file around, and snap it in place again. The bent file shape is designed to give you extra clearance over the guitar body for shaping the higher frets. Diamond-coated cutting surfaces work on the forward and backward stroke without chattering, giving you better control for smoothly rounding the tops of the frets. The shape of the handle and 5-1/2" overall length make the tool comfortable to hold, efficient, and easy to control.

Diamond fret files are the best way to recrown your frets! Unlike traditional fret files, diamond files cut in both directions, they don't chatter or leave chatter marks, and the fret is smoother after crowning. These files are being used by repair shops and major manufacturers all around the world.

Our diamond fret files have concave cutting edges, one for medium and small fret wires and one for wide fretwire. Each edge is electro-coated with micro industrial diamonds. These super-tough abrasive surfaces round the frets more smoothly than standard toothed files, for cleaner filing without chatter marks. Because the diamond particles cut on the forward and backward strokes, you get better control over your work and the job goes much faster.

Dual-grit Diamond Fret File is also excellent for working on the frets in the upper registers of acoustic and set-neck electric guitars. They virtually eliminate the chances of "gouging the top".

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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Awesome File

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I looked at other cheaper files but decided to buy just one good one. The 150/300 grit rounds off the flat spots extremely fast so check your work often. It does the job with very little effort and for me, it took less than ten passes per fret. The whole job took less than an hour.

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Dual-grit Diamond Fret File

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A must for stainless steel frets!

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CUTS STAINLESS STEEL FRETS EASILY BUT NOT PERFECT

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I bought this for stainless steel fretwork. The radius on the cutting face is fairly flat, too flat for me. I rock it side to side to get a better radius. Also the 150/300 grit are both very aggressive therefore they cut very fast. I'd prefer to have a 300/600 grit version. Im guessing that the crystals will breakdown some and hopefully the file should get to a finer grit.

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