Dual-grit Diamond Fret File

Dual-grit Diamond Fret File

Dual-grit Diamond Fret File For narrow fretwire

For narrow fretwire

Item # 4454
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Dual-grit Diamond Fret File For medium fretwire

For medium fretwire

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Dual-grit Diamond Fret File For wide fretwire

For wide fretwire

Item # 4456
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 Dual-grit Diamond Fret File, Set of 3

Dual-grit Diamond Fret File, Set of 3

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Dual-grit Diamond Fret File

About This Item

2 grits in 1 file! A versatile no-chatter file for crowning frets.

Steel insert with 150 and 300-grit industrial diamond-coated concave cutting surfaces in ONE file for crowning frets. Its angled shape gives extra clearance over the guitar body at higher frets.

Our unique Dual-grit Diamond Fret File is two files in one, featuring an angled steel insert with 150 and 300-grit industrial diamond-coated concave cutting surfaces for crowning frets. Switching from one grit to the other is quick and easy; simply unsnap the file from the handle, turn the file around, and snap it in place again. The bent file shape is designed to give you extra clearance over the guitar body for shaping the higher frets. Diamond-coated cutting surfaces work on the forward and backward stroke without chattering, giving you better control for smoothly rounding the tops of the frets. The shape of the handle and 5-1/2" overall length make the tool comfortable to hold, efficient, and easy to control.

Diamond fret files are the best way to recrown your frets! Unlike traditional fret files, diamond files cut in both directions, they don't chatter or leave marks, and the fret is smoother after crowning. These files are being used by repair shops and major manufacturers all around the world.

Our diamond fret files have concave cutting edges, one for medium and small fret wires and one for wide fretwire. Each edge is electro-coated with micro industrial diamonds. These super-tough abrasive surfaces round the frets more smoothly than standard toothed files, for cleaner filing without chatter marks. Because the diamond particles cut on the forward and backward strokes, you get better control over your work and the job goes much faster.

Dual-grit Diamond Fret File is also excellent for working on the frets in the upper registers of acoustic and set-neck electric guitars. They virtually eliminate the chances of "gouging the top".

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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2.0

Disappointing

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Verified Buyer


I bought this file a couple years ago, i was just starting to build guitars and basses, so i thought this was a wise solution to my fret levelling, but i found the radius to be almost flat, and always inmediately lower the top of the frets, instead of rounding the edge first as i expected.
I gave it a try recently again, but i ended up using the old school method again.
I read one reviewer that share the same experience, that´s why i´m writhing this review now.

Response from StewMac


Hi Steven,
We're sorry our Dual-grit Diamond Fret File did not work for you as you expected. If you would like to speak with our Customer Support Team about a refund or replacement for this file, please feel free to give us a call at 1-800-848-2273. We look forward to helping you with this.

5.0

Better the second time around.

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Verified Buyer


Love these files. I learned to fret dress using a three sided file, so there was a bit of a learning curve when I first got these. Actually, I got pretty frustrated (kept topping off frets) and they sat in a drawer for several months. About three months ago I gave 'em a second shot, took my time, tried a few things, and what I couldn't do before seemed to come natural. Now I use them for every fret job. I still use my three sided file for final touch-ups, but these files work great and shaved a lot of time off my work.

5.0

Dual grit diamond fret file

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Verified Buyer


This is the best tool for the job,, especially finishing,, I use the lesser expensive similar shaped file for initial filing and then finish with this tool. This makes this tool last longer. And,, when this tool finally wears out, you can line it with emery cloth and continue till you get a new one. Thanks

5.0

a must have for fret work

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Verified Buyer


well worth the price, my fav. fret file, it last a long time...the shape makes it easy to get at high spots and fabulous for crowning back the fret, another must have tool for fret work

5.0

well built tool

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Verified Buyer


i can see myself eventually getting the rest of the set

5.0

Saves time and produces great results

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Verified Buyer


I save a great deal of time with this tool and produce better more consistent results than with a triangle file.

5.0

Great fret file

By

Verified Buyer


I've now used this tool on two of my guitars. It made the work much faster, and no file chatter. This a very good tool. 5 stars for quality, order simplicity, and shipping.

5.0

Fret file

By

Verified Buyer


This file was what the doctor order for my old strats love it

5.0

super service

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Verified Buyer


The chrome finish on my old set was starting to flake off (razor sharp edges). I use these files a lot!
Stew Mac was kind enough to replace them instantly! (And glad to see no plating on the new set.) This is the kind of service I can rely on with a busy shop!!

5.0

What a time saver

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Verified Buyer


Have used StewMacs 3-1 for a couple years and was happy with results. But wow, wish I had bought one of these a long time ago.

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