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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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$52.48

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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

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$14.60

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

Set of 2

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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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4.0

Expensive but a handy tool

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Nice tool and works very well.

2.0

Good in theory, not so good in practice.

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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.

5.0

Great tool

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

5.0

Pricey, but worth it

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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.

5.0

3-3/4" length

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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.

5.0

The fret beveling files worked perfectly

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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.

4.0

Great tool, but....

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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.

4.0

Fret Beveling File

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The bevel edge file puts a nice uniform bevel on the frets and because the angle is set you just have to worry about filing upto the fretboard. The height of the file is set so that it doesn't mark the rest of the guitar. Watch for the file riding over the edge and marking the top of the frets.

5.0

Easier than hand filing

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The fret beveling file makes getting the right angle on fret ends a snap. It used to take over an hour to get it right with a hand file. Now I can bevel the edges of my fretboards in less than five minutes and be ready to move on. This item saves a lot of time and aggravation.

5.0

Replicatable and consistent results

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Great tool but hellishly expensive for what it is. But beats having to refret when you realise your strings keep slipping off the guitar because the angle was too shallow!

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