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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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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Bevel until you drop

By Little Crow from Atlanta, GA
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, June 01, 2012

I can't imagine beveling fret ends without this tool now.

Best Tool.

By okokguitar from Songkhla Thailand
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, May 18, 2012

Best Tool.I love it.

Nice but could be upgraded

By Dimitri from Belgium
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, April 21, 2012

This beveling file is nice, well made and work as it's supposed to. But, that would be great to have a 90¦ angle in addition to the 35¦ to file the frets flush to the fretboard on a freshly fretted neck.


By Cooperro from Pembroke Pines, Florida
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, April 12, 2012

This tool works pretty good, and doesn't mar up the binding like I thought it might on my L5, Les Paul, or Taylor T5. It's not adjustable, so you can't set the angle you want. But it's certainly great for a shrunken fingerboard where the frets are scraping up your hand.

Perfect tool for perfect results

By cknob from Media, PA
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, April 10, 2012

What would I do without StewMac? This tool is foolproof and, being quite the fool, it has saved me many a headache. It puts on the perfect bevel every time. Amazing.

Essential for frets!

By Francesco from Italy
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, March 03, 2012

Gear very precise.Great!

best tool ever!!!

By will lee from savannah, ga
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, January 31, 2012

great tool! a little on the pricey side but still works well in the beginnings of my shop.. bought both sizes and currently using them on a clients custom guitar... works great and has almost no chatter


By Lewis from Australia
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, January 27, 2012

Bought this file to undertake my first refret job- the results are amazing! This really is a foolproof tool!

Fret Beveling File

By Marksp from Harper, KS
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, January 25, 2012

The number one complaint that I see the most of are protruding frets or just a rough fret board on a guitar, banjo ect. With this tool I can quickly remedy the problem with out the worry of marring the neck. It is very fast and does a wonderful job. Would not be without it.

Absolument indispensable

By Luthier du dimanche from La Bridoire - France
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, January 02, 2012

Un outil facile a utiliser et qui permet de gagner un temps fou lors du frettage.
Prise en main hyper facile!

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