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Dual-grit Diamond Fret File

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Dual-grit Diamond Fret File For narrow fretwire

For narrow fretwire

Item # 4454
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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. Its 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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5.0

Diamond grit fret file

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Verified Buyer


Great product. I bought the narrow file for a refret job using Fender Vintage frets. Very easy to use. Didn't need to tape the fret board and still got nice rounded, smooth edges on the frets.

2.0

Don't hold up

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Verified Buyer


After two guitars, a bunch of the diamonds are already worn off. Worked well for a little bit, though.

Response from StewMac


We're sorry to hear about the defective file. We are shipping a replacement to you today. Quality and 100% Total Satisfaction is our goal every day. If a product fails to work as intended in your shop, we'll take back the product and replace or refund.

5.0

The Ultimate!

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Verified Buyer


These are all I use now & worth every penny, will never go back to steel toothed files. THESE ARE A MUST HAVE FOR STAINLESS!

5.0

Works Like a Charm!

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Verified Buyer


Had a brand new Warmoth Neck with a few high-spots. Did not want to 'level' the entire neck. Used a Fret Rocker with this file to find and address high spots without leveling the entire neck. A 1200 grit Fret Eraser made the frets that I worked on literally indistinguishable from the un-touched frets. Guitar plays like a dream.

5.0

Fret crown file

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Verified Buyer


This file is excelent, the sand paper system I had before is no match for this. Did five guitars with SS frets and no signs of wear at all. Takes the flat spot out from leveling and gives the frets the proper shape again, just need to go back and polish the frets when done and ready to play!

5.0

Great Touch-Up File

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Verified Buyer


This file is great for touching up light surface damage / scratches in small areas. The dual grit is a great way to start the polishing process after a touch-up leveling. The handle makes it easy to control so the grit only goes where you want it to go. If you are looking for a diamond crowning file for general use, I suggest one of the longer files available here

5.0

Great crowning file

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Verified Buyer


Purchased this fil as a replacement for my DIY crowner that I build from a block of maple wood. I just wasn't getting nice angled edges. This file is incredibly easy to use, comes with 2 grits and does a great job after fret leveling. Highly recommended.

2.0

Meh

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Verified Buyer


I had used an older version of this file lent to me by my friends dad. This newer version had much less contour to the cut and it was almost flat. Disapointing

4.0

diamond file report

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Verified Buyer


Have only used it once on a guitar and am satisfied. Also did a great job on a broken fingernail !

5.0

Great fret files

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Verified Buyer


Im new to fret work . I needed something easy to use and these files are just what I needed. I recently completed my first fret level and recrown. and everything turned out great. I would highly recommend these files

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StewMac PDF Catalog, page 12 See Dual-grit Diamond Fret File
on page 12 of our StewMac Digital Catalog