Offset Diamond Fret File, Set of 2

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Dual-edge and better clearance over the body! This well-balanced steel fret file is offset, for more comfortable fret dressing and improved clearance at higher frets.

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Offset Diamond Fret File, Set of 2

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Dual-edge and better clearance over the body! This well-balanced steel fret file is offset, for more comfortable fret dressing and improved clearance at higher frets.

Both full-length concave filing grooves (one for narrow/medium fretwire, and one for medium/wide wire), are uniformly coated with micro industrial-diamond particles. 8-1/2" x 1" x 5/32". Available in either 150-grit or 300-grit.

Sold individually or SAVE when you buy the set of both files.

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 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.

We offer three designs of diamond fret crowning files, each in two different grits. Diamond fret files are available in the traditional Diamond Fret File, the curved Offset Diamond Fret File, and the unique Dual-grit Diamond Fret File.

If you're use to traditional fret files, you'll probably be most comfortable with the Diamond Fret File, but you may find the curved design of the Offset Diamond Fret File may allow you to work more comfortably with less arm, wrist, and hand fatigue. Offset Diamond Fret Files are 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.

What grit do I need? If you're just starting out in fretting, we recommend the 300-grit files, as they don't remove too much material too soon — a mistake that many beginning fretters make. Even a professional will find the 300-grit file allows them to quickly get the fret properly crowned after only a few strokes.

Use the 150-grit when you need to mill-off lots of material in a hurry.

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Offset Diamond Fret File, Set of 2

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Offset Diamond fret file is the best

By Ron Siwicki from Winnipeg
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, April 08, 2012

The Offset Diamond fret file is the ultimate for crowning frets because it shapes the frets so fast by cutting in both directions and leaving no chatter marks. Once you use them, you won't want to use anything else for fret crowning. Regular crowning files were always a pain for me because of the marks they would leave.

diamond fret file

By Norrie from england
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Always a pleasure when you have the right tool for the job, can't fault this tool, leaves a great finish, no chatter! Really speeds up the job of recrowning

diamonds are a frets best friend

By MoorMusic from Switzerland
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, January 13, 2012

I don't like crowning frets. In the past I often ended up with frets that looked worse after the crowning than they did before. But with THIS file I really enjoy doing it. It's fast and easy.

good file

By Set-up Technician from Solon,Ohio
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, November 06, 2011

Very predictable.

Is there something really better ?

By Daniel Lambert from St-Romuald, Qc
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, September 07, 2011

I bet you can't find something better to crown fretts !

A Great Design

By toneage from canada
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, September 02, 2011

This is an excellent tool to crown those upper frets especially on an acoustic. I think its one of the more pricier SM things but I just had to buy it to stop thinking about how special it is.

Very Comfortable

By Eric from Englewood, OH 
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, August 29, 2011

This file made it feel as though I had been doing this for years. You won't be disappointed.

Must have!

By silverkw from Burnaby, Canada
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, July 17, 2011

As a guitar hobbyist, I only work on frets occasionally, and this is where the file become handy. It's sharp and accurately made, very easy to do fret crowning. I got the 300 grid one because I am not doing this full time.

Do yourself a favor

By AudioVortex from Burlington, WA
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, June 30, 2011

Get these files! A great design that saves your hands and improves your work. The larger size fits nicely in the hand and is easy to control. The offset allows you to access every area of the fretboard.

great file

By Lonpe from City Bell, Bs. As.
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, June 24, 2011

this is the best file i ever used for crowning frets, it does for a perfect job

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