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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nice to have

By MoorMusic from Switzerland
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, April 19, 2011

The Fret beveling file is really handy and does save time. But it's not really a necessary tool. If you're just starting your workshop, there are other, more important tools to spend your money on. And if you've been in the business for a while, you won't really need this anymore.

But if you just feel like buying something for your workshop, then this is certainly not the dumbest thing to invest in.

7-1/2" fret beveling file: excellent tool

By DhaenensGuitars from Aarschot, Belgium, Europe
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, March 25, 2011

I was already accustomed to bevel my frets holding a flat file at the correct angle and did a pretty good job doing so. But with this tool the job is done in a much shorter time. It only takes a couple of minutes to bevel both sides without the risk of scratching the top. Excellent!

fret beveling file

By Bruce K from Beatrice Nebraska
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, March 10, 2011

I used this on a kit neck and the results were excellent

Perfect Fret End Bevels!

By Old Man of Cotati from Cotati, Ca
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, February 27, 2011

I love the ease of using this tool. My fret ends look perfect after a simple steel wool polish once I have used this excellent tool.

Over priced a bit don't you think.

By Mr.Schroeder from S.D.
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, February 16, 2011

I was very happy how fast the 7-1/2" fret beveling file got the job done. But $63 with $8 shipping for a plastic block with a file attached. Man you got my arm behind my back.

7 1/2" Fret Beveler, definite time saver

By Ed Kramer from Limerick, Pa
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, February 05, 2011

I am no expert but I know that beveling the frets one at a time takes forever and is nowhere near as accurate as this tool. I waited almost a year to buy it and I wished I had not waited that long. Great tool to have in the shop if you are doing fret work.. two thumbs up..

Fret Beveling File

By Darren Barnes from Northern Ireland
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, January 26, 2011

So easy to use, results are impressive. A great time saver.

Thanks Stewmac

A real time saver!!

By Keith R from New York
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, December 30, 2010

Finally bought this tool and used it last week. It was quick and did a superb it!!

Fret Beveling File

By Alex Earle from Hebburn, UK.
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, September 21, 2010

The accuracy and speed at which I can now bevel the ends of new frets astounded me! Easy to use and another quality product from Stew Mac.

Just want to say thanks!

By Zhao Hong Bo from China
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, September 09, 2010

A must have,the file's teeth is excellent for this job. If you want to control the beveling angle,you can add some layers of the brown tape on the center line of fretboard.

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