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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

Great product

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I have bought about three of these in the past year or so and every one of them are performing just as advertised. The latest I used for my home built 7 string and it fit perfectly. String height was perfect too.

5.0

An absolute must!

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I highly recommend this tool!

As a novice, this tool really makes the job quite simple.

It took me about 4 frets before I got a feel for it.

Because the tool was brand new, the cut was slightly aggressive at first but my technique improved as I moved along.

Using more accurate strokes, staying as true as possible and concentrating on the file doing the work, not hand pressure.

I used this tool along with my new 3 corner medium fret file and the results were excellent. After a bit more attention in the polishing I should end up with a decent fret job. I'm thrilled to say the least.

I should mention the frets I'm working on have a very low crown and had some serious dings in the upper 1-5 frets. After a slight leveling I was left with even less of a crown but got rid of most of the dings.

So even with dealing with frets that ideally should be replaced, this tool worked incredibly well.

I'm truly inspired!
My next goal...complete refret.

Thanks so much Stew-Mac for an excellent source of information and of course quality tools. Not to mention the fast shipping and excellent customer service.

5.0

Double-Edge  Fret File

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This is a good tool and fairly safe in the hands of a guitarist like myself that lives in the back of beyond and has to maintain his own guitars. Money is never wasted on a quality tool designed to the job. Thanks Stew Mac.

5.0

Double-edge Fret File

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I recently ordered a double edge fret file from Stew-Mac. The order was promptly processed and I had the file in hand in only two days. As a long time luthier I depend on Stewart McDonald to supply only the highest quality tools to bring vintage instruments up to a standard that the most critical customers can appreciate. There is no substitute for Stew-Mac products. Thanks, Dave

5.0

Cuts awesome!

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This thing puts in work! It took me a little bit to figure out the angles to cut the biggest fretwire they offer cause the file was a little too small for it. but if you take time with it you will get great fretwork!

5.0

Very handy tool

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I had one fret that was a tad higher than the rest and wrestled with the thought of getting it level with the rest. Nothing ventured, nothing gained, I thought. Carefully & slowly worked with it & my idea came to fruition thanks to this tool.

5.0

Does the job

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Very easy to use and does the job perfectly.

5.0

Double-edge Fret File Review

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Made short order of the crowning, very smooth. Just keep a file brush handy and keep it clean while you work and you will be pleased.

5.0

Precise work

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I'm earning big money with grinding frets!

5.0

Nice! 

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This tool worked much better than I thought it would. It's a must have tool!

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