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Double-edge Fret File

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Double-edge Fret File Narrow/Medium

Narrow/Medium

Item # 4490
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$40.38

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Double-edge Fret File Medium/Wide

Medium/Wide

Item # 4491
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 Double-edge Fret File, Set of 2

Double-edge Fret File, Set of 2

Item # 4492
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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

Well made

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Had been using a Gurian style which works ok. This file is much faster. Very sharp. A little control on your part and let the file do the rest.

3.0

Does the job

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I think the files do a decent job.
I am a little shocked at the $40 price tag.
Seems like a $20 item.

5.0

Still works fine

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This fret file have served me for more than 4 years now. Medium and wide is about fine for 90% of fret dress applications. Have done 5-6 stainless steel fret dresses as well (along with more than a hundred nickel ones). Still going strong. Good tool.

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