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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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$42.40

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Double-edge Fret File, Set of 2

Set of 2

Item # 4492
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List Price $84.80
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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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Trade Secrets!

How to choose a fret-crowning file

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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.

5.0

Double-edge Fret File

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Verified Buyer


Did just what l wanted great time saver.

4.0

Works well.

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Verified Buyer


Works as expected. Leaves a little chatter that is easily polished off with sand paper and steel wool.

5.0

yes

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Verified Buyer


Good tools saves accurate damage and saves valuable time great accuracy can be reached

5.0

Good results

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I bought the 4490 double edge files for my solid body guitar project. The frets were already installed just needed leveling and crowning after neck set. I used the wooden radius block and the files. I should have bought the fretting kit because it was just a little more than the radius blocks/files. Anyway they were easy to use and got excellent results was able to get 3/64 action with very little rattle.

4.0

OK for the Money but top marks to Stewmac.

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I first bought the narrow/medium file and it works fine if you clean it after every few strokes. I then bought the medium/wide jumbo fret file and the med jumbo side chattered like crazy and was a nightmare to use. I had a little winge to Stewmac about it and 3 days later there was a brand new complimentary one in the mail box! Expedited shipping USA to New Zealand. Perfect! New one works well. Thanks Stewmac; top score for customer service.

2.0

important

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No helpfull tips on what size you need for your crowns so make sure you know what your getting befor you buy

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