Double-edge Fret File

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Our best-selling fret crowning file!
Precision-cut teeth for accurate fret shaping.

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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.


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Double-edge Fret File

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4.5
  • Based on 95 Reviews
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4.0

Nice Tool 

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I have used this file enough that it is finally dull (~35 fret levels). I believe it would have lasted longer if I wasn't engaged in such a steep learning curve when it came to making necks from scratch.

The Medium side of the file didn't have as nice as teeth cut into the file and wide side, so you were limited to using half of the Medium side.

Nice tool though, especially if you don't intend to do a lot of fret work.

I will be upgrading to the Diamond file.

5.0

Diamond is worth it!

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The price pales in comparison when you realize the longevity and ease of use as compared with non diamond files. Being able to file on push and pull strokes is also a great way to self clean.

5.0

An easy tool to use.

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I find this tool the easiest option when crowning frets. It cuts aggressively, leaves a reasonably smooth surface, and does not clog. It is easy to control and does not mark the fretboard. The mix of sizes is well considered, and it is certainly a more economical solution than individual files.

The only potential drawback is if you want to produce an odd or non-standard fret profile, then you will need to go old school with a triangular file, but my customers seem satisfied with the profile this tool produces.

4.0

Nice file

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Very well made and sturdy. I have done two fret jobs with the file and it hasn't worn down any at all, seems like it would last a lifetime. My only conplaint is the file requires a lot of effort. i am thinking of upgrading to the diamond files to save time and energy.

5.0

5 stars

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this is a time saver file.

5.0

Must have

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This file is a must have to finish the fretwire off. I tried to use several others and they did not work. Used this file to repair what I had done.

4.0

Double edge fret file

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This file works great. It cuts smoother than I expected, but sometimes I wish it were a slightly finer cut.

5.0

Great tool!

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This is a sturdy file, and is extremely easy to use. Plus, I had great results using it!

4.0

go the extra mile

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works good but next time ill probably get one of the diamond files to speed up the process and give a better finished look

5.0

Great.

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Bought the set. I have a lot of fretwork lately. Very happy with it, does a great job. Couldn't do without them anymore..!

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