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Double-edge Fret File

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Double-edge Fret File Narrow/Medium

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Double-edge Fret File Wide/Jumbo

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Double-edge Fret File, Set of 2

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Double-edge Fret File

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Our best-selling fret crowning file!
Precision-cut teeth for accurate fret shaping.

Each of our popular traditional 7-3/8" x 5/8" tool-steel files has two different 4" hollow-ground cutting edges, for recrowning a variety of fretwire sizes. These files were designed by luthiers for luthiers and are an economical way to get your fretting kit started. The handle is rubber-coated for comfort.

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

Double Edge Fret File

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Works great. Used it on some old square frets and smooth as butter.

5.0

Effective File For All Fret Wire

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I use this file to restore a crowns on freshly leveled frets then follow it up with a diamond rounding file for smoothness. It cuts quickly and cleans up well with a file brush. Like any file, it can get you into trouble if you push too hard or don't keep it clean. Once you get the feel for how it works, crowning goes quickly and accurately. I have used this file with all types of fret wire including stainless. Being nicely made and very durable it is well worth the price.

5.0

Must have

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Yes they are pricey, but well worth it.These files are a definite must have.

4.0

Fret file does the job

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Good quality but very pricey. Works nicely.

5.0

muy buena

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ideal para hacer un trabajo limpio y prolijo

5.0

Great tool!

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I used the double edged fret file to recrown the new frets on '67 Tele maple neck, it made quick work of job leaving no chatter marks or lines. I actually spent more time taping up the fingerboard/neck than I did on the frets, Great tool.

5.0

very good

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At first, I wasn't satisfied until I learned how to use it. I suggest some practicing on some old frets before using it for a real job and it will be perfect. Durability is very good!

5.0

Just works

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This just works for recrowning frets. Doesn't take much to get the job done.

5.0

Great for my tool kit.

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Bought this to round out my tool set while building a guitar.

5.0

A MUST HAVE FOR RECROWN JOBS TOO

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WHAT AN AWESOME TOOL!

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