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Fret Beveling File

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Fret Beveling File 3-3/4" length

3-3/4" length

Item # 3760
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$55.10

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Fret Beveling File 7-1/2" length

7-1/2" length

Item # 3775
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$74.37

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Fret Beveling File 3-3/4" replacement file

3-3/4" replacement file

Item # 3760-FILE
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$15.33

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Fret Beveling File 7-1/2" replacement file

7-1/2" replacement file

Item # 3775-FILE
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$22.26

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Fret Beveling File, Set of 2

Set of 2

Item # 3759
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Fret Beveling File

About This Item

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. 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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Fret Beveling Files

Downloadable instructions for smoothing fret ends with Fret Beveling Files.

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5.0

Worked very well

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I thought about making one of these myself because of the cost,however after getting it realize the material the block is made out of glides very nicely across the frets makes the job much easier. Would like to see this tool at less cost!

5.0

Fret Beveling File

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Verified Buyer


I am a hobbyist, not a production shop, so I don't mind hand work that requires time and careful attention. However, this tool does such an excellent and consistent job in such a short period of time that I am delighted that I purchased one.

5.0

Essential tool.

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Verified Buyer


Item arrived as promised and packaged securely. Very satisfied with purchase.

5.0

Great Tool

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Verified Buyer


Been working on my CBG fret board. This tool made my frets look like it was professionally done.

4.0

Nice

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Verified Buyer


Works great and I wish I would have purchased one sooner. The only things keeping it from 5 stars to me are the file itself not having teeth all the way to the end of the file on all sides and not having a third fastener in the center of the block. Small details that would be nice but not at all necessary for this to be a great addition to your shop.

5.0

One of the essentials.

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Verified Buyer


I'm closing in on 40 guitar builds and this is one of the standard tools in my shop that is used on every guitar. If you use it carefully and learn its nuances, it's the only tool you will have to use for fret end dressing. I take the frets to the point where there's just a hair of removal and a bevel placed on the fretboard and that's it. No additional dressing is required. Simple in its design, reliable in the consistent work it does...cant ask for anything more in a tool.

5.0

Great Tool One Caveat

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This is an excellent file that cuts perfect bevels. The only issue I have with it is the metal powder from the frets easily embeds in the plastic block making it abrasive. This is really only a problem if you try to use it to clean up the ends of finished frets.I use it in a vertical orientation so that gravity pulls powder away from the block rather than keeping it under it. The file can be removed from the block and used to clean up ends without marring the finish.

5.0

Replacement file

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Worked perfectly.

5.0

exelent tool

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Verified Buyer


this is one of my favorite tools from stew mac works absolutely beautiful perfect results two thumbs up

5.0

Wow!

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Cheap guitars, old guitars and guitars that spend their lives in Colorado. Fret ends are a real issue. I was willing to try anything. Stewmac's Fret Beveling File is quick, accurate and surprisingly easy to use! The guitars now play much more comfortable and feel as though I took it to a pro. Sorry pros.

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