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3-Corner Fret Dressing Files

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3-Corner Fret Dressing Files Small, 7-3/8"

Small, 7-3/8"

Item # 1601
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$23.88

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3-Corner Fret Dressing Files Medium, 8"

Medium, 8"

Item # 1602
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$25.15

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3-Corner Fret Dressing Files Large, 9"

Large, 9"

Item # 1603
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$38.88

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 3-Corner Fret Dressing Files, Set of 3

3-Corner Fret Dressing Files, Set of 3

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3-Corner Fret Dressing Files

About This Item

Specially made for traditional fret crowning and shaping.

Smooth corners protect the fretboard.
These special files are for those who prefer a traditional method of fret crowning. Their smooth corners won't leave scratches in the fretboard, and they're great for shaping the ends of the frets.

The small fine-cut file has 3" x 1/8" tapered cutting surfaces, and the medium-cut file has 5" x 1/4" tapered surfaces. The large file is known as a cant saw file, and is a favorite of our fret expert Dan Erlewine and many other well-known luthiers. It has a versatile flattened-triangle shape, with a 4-5/8" x 1/2" and two 4-5/8" x 5/16" cutting surfaces. All files have comfortable rubber-coated handles.

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

Love Stew Mac

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Very nice tools.

2.0

Not so well made

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It's the first and so far only faulty product I ever got from Stewmac - the edges are still sharp and not properly flattened and will thus certainly damage the wood. Unless you use protectors, but then you can just use any regular file for the job.

The service was great nonetheless, StewMac sent me a replacement promptly and for free, but unfortunately it was no better. In the end I sanded it myself, it makes no sense to get yet another one that does not work.

I strongly suggest you should take another look at the production process for these, since the rest of your products are/were always top-notch and I never had a single complaint so far. This one seems to have slipped under the radar somehow.

5.0

Middle file 

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Awesome tool, great to use and perfect for shaping up frets. Thanks stewmac

5.0

Immediate results

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Was able to finish crowning a refret job the day I received it... My wife was thrilled!!

5.0

fret dressing file

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great for dressing frets. saves a lot of time when making fret boards.

5.0

Review of 3 corner fret dressing files

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The files came quickly. They were just what my husband wanted.

5.0

Perfect for profiling frets

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Worked great

5.0

Amazing

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It makes crowning frets like spreading butter.

5.0

Ideal for Very Narrow Frets

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After some searching, found this file to be the ideal tool for crowning the very narrow frets on a 1964 vintage Japanese "Orbit 4" guitar.

4.0

nice file, but would it kill Stew-Mac to include a sleeve with it?

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This file is nice and works well, BUT for the price it would be nice if Stew-Mac could include a vinyl sleeve like they do with many of their other files.

Response from StewMac

Thank you so much for your feedback. I will submit your request to our Product Development Team for review. This idea seems like it would be easy to accomplish and would provide protection for this file.

-Spencer, Customer Support

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