Offset Diamond Fret File, Set of 2

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Offset Diamond Fret File, Set of 2

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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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great job with little effort

(Customer's Reviews)

This diamond fret file does the job quickly, I bought the 150 grit and it does leave marks on the side of the fret but the quickness it rounds the fret makes it worth the scratches. I can only assume over time the scratches will get smaller. Like many thing at StewMac's, it's going to take a long time to pay off the price of this file but time saved is worth while.


I love this thing!

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I got/had to use my new diamond file last night for the first time. Holy smokes is thing thing smooth and efficient. No chatter or clogging like my standard crowning file. Like everybody says, marking the sides would be nice but no biggie. Also, mine arrived with a sharp pointed end that tore straight through the little plastic cover. I glued the cover and will dremel the end more round.


worth the price

(Customer's Reviews)

i've had the #300 model for years, i went for the #150 to speed things up, yeah, it does, should have got this years ago too, saves the finger

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