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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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$42.40

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Double-edge Fret File Wide/Jumbo

Wide/Jumbo

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

Set of 2

Item # 4492
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Double-edge Fret File

About This Item

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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Bad File

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I should have taken the better quality.
These fretfiles have a bad cut.

Response from StewMac

We're sorry our Double-edge Fret File didn't work for you as you expected. We stand behind our return policy—if you are not satisfied, you may return the item anytime for a refund or exchange. Please call us at 1-800-848-2273 or email us. We look forward to helping you with this.

5.0

Fret work? you will need these.

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Verified Buyer


The right tool for any fret work job.

4.0

Bien...

By

Verified Buyer


Pas idéal mais fait le job correctement pour le prix !

5.0

tool to have if you work on frets

By

Verified Buyer


much better than the double the price diamond coated one that wears out in in 2 jobs..

5.0

Easy to use fret file

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Verified Buyer


Nice control of your strokes and cuts a nice crown quickly. I applied a piece of velcro to the side not being used that makes it comfortable on your index finger.

4.0

Ended up returning it

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Verified Buyer


The tool works but even with practice it was more difficult to use it without leaving marks on the frets. I opted to upgrade to the diamond file which is much easier to use.

5.0

Great Tools!

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Verified Buyer


I am new to fret leveling and crowning and I am loving these files! I've already done four fret jobs and they are working great! I'm glad I bought them.

5.0

Perfect!

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Verified Buyer


I used this file to crown frets on my Fender Stratocaster after using the level tool. They came out perfect and the guitar actually feels better to me than when I purchased it :)

5.0

Double Edge Fret File

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Verified Buyer


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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Verified Buyer


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.

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