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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, 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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4.0

Works two sides on a row

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Works two sides on a row, but is leaves some scraches on the sides. Be careful when using it. If you don't have the propper hand to work it, you might have to work teo times to get it perfect.

3.0

Careful with these

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These can carve fissures in the frets too deep to get out if you don't exercise good filing technique. Otherwise they work fine.

5.0

Double edge crowning file & fret leveling file

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There is nothing like the right tools for any given job. This was my first complete refret, The job was apiece of cake, I have always stayed away from fret work but not anymore.

5.0

I was pleasantly surprised 

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I learned to crown frets with a triangle file and bought these several years ago when I read a few of the reviews. After several years of use I couldn't be happier. I can't imagine not having them in the shop and I haven't touched a triangle file in ages. I have found them to be real time savers. Great job StewMac

5.0

great

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a tool that you must have, what are you waiting to buy it!

4.0

Good file

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I used this file on my first attempt at leveling and dressing frets. The file worked great and was much easier than a triangle file. Recommend it.

5.0

Works like a charm

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At first glance, it looks like a regular file but you work with the edges and not the flat part. It's excellent for cleaning up fret ends. Highly recommended.

4.0

Good

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It did its job but it took me a long time to re-crown my leveled frets. Maybe the diamond files are better but they are very expensive.

5.0

Perfect for my use.

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Good quality file, maybe a tad expensive, but it gets the job done!

5.0

Love it

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it gets the job done fast and easy.

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