Fret Beveling File

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Low-friction files for fret ends.
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Fret Beveling File 3-3/4" length

3-3/4" length

Item # 3760
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Fret Beveling File 7-1/2" length

7-1/2" length

Item # 3775
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Fret Beveling File 3-3/4" replacement file

3-3/4" replacement file

Item # 3760-FILE
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Fret Beveling File 7-1/2" replacement file

7-1/2" replacement file

Item # 3775-FILE
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Fret Beveling File, Set of 2

Fret Beveling File, Set of 2

Item # 3759
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$114.01 $108.31

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Quantity: 20


Guitar fret beveling file

Erick Coleman shows how to quickly put a uniform 35-degree bevel on all the fret ends.

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Low-friction files for fret ends.
Sold individually or SAVE when you buy the set of both files.

The Fret Beveling File is the fast, accurate way to put a uniform 35° bevel on fret ends after installing new frets. With a quick, smooth motion, this file angles the fret ends and makes them ready for fret dressing and polishing. Available in either 3-3/4" or 7-1/2" filing lengths.

This 1-1/2" x 1-3/4" block (two lengths are available) holds a removable fine-tooth flat file at the proper 35° angle to bevel all the fret ends along the edge of the fingerboard. The block is made of low-friction material for smooth, easy filing. The 3-3/4" model is for short fingerboards (mandolins, for example), and for spot-filing partial refrets. It's also useful for working on used instruments with necks that aren't straight.

This product is made exclusively for Stewart-MacDonald by

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 and Fret Cutters. 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.

Product Instructions

Fret Beveling Files

Downloadable instructions for smoothing fret ends with Fret Beveling Files.

Ratings & Reviews

Fret Beveling File

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Fret Beveling File

By Bear from Pennsylvania, USA
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, May 05, 2014

Very handy tool! Makes the job of beveling fret ends much simpler. Also reduces the chance of errors.

Fret Beveling Files

By DannyM from Wonder Lake Il
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, April 02, 2014

A great tool, does exactly what it says it'll do. Watch for filings that stick to the Teflon surface as they can scratch the frets if you don't clear them off after a few strokes. Other than that a great tool.

This is good

By JSD from Europe
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, March 24, 2014

I like this tool I use it a lot. I actually like the fact its made of plastic as it slides really nicely its a good idea, I have used them homemade out of wood but these feel great...

Expensive but a handy tool

By Suhr3825 from CA
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Nice tool and works very well.

Good in theory, not so good in practice.

By T Copley from Australia
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, October 14, 2013

Because of the fret radius, it is easy for the file to slide off the ends and onto the frets and damaging them, creating extra levelling/dressing work.

Great tool

By Kelly T from dededo,guam
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, September 11, 2013

This is a great file, though I would like to see one with a 90 degree angle file on the opposite side.

Pricey, but worth it

By Cagey from Clinton Twp., MI
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, August 28, 2013

I bought the 7 1/2" part, and while I can't see where all the money is in the thing, I gotta say it works like a charm.

3-3/4" length

By Andrew H. from South Carolina, USA
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, June 18, 2013

I bought just the short one... mostly because the longer one was out of stock. But no need, the shorter one worked fine for the entire fretboard on a new build project.

The fret beveling files worked perfectly

By gutardon from Chicago
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, April 03, 2013

The dry heat from this winter caused one of my acoustic guitar necks to shrink a enough to cause the frets to feel sharp when playing. I was going to take it to a shop and discovered the fret beveling file. It cost less then taking it to the shop and I have it for future uses. It is virtually impossible to damage your guitar so I recommend it to anyone who has this problem and wants to save money.

Great tool, but....

By Dr. Don from Melbourne, Australia
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Like most reviewers, I find this tool terrific for getting a uniform, smooth bevel on the fret ends. But I'm surprised no-one has mentioned its tendency to trap the tiny fret filings in the machined surface of the plastic block which then make fine scratches in the top surface of the fret as the tool is moved back and forth if they are not cleaned off regularly. The scratches can be removed by polishing, but next time I'll try protecting the fret surface with tape before filing.

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