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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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$70.83

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Fret Beveling File 3-3/4" replacement file

3-3/4" replacement file

Item # 3760-FILE
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$14.60

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Fret Beveling File 7-1/2" replacement file

7-1/2" replacement file

Item # 3775-FILE
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$21.20

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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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5.0

Replacement file

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Worked perfectly.

5.0

exelent tool

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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.

5.0

Awesome tool

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Does the job in no time flat

4.0

I purchased this to achieve more uniform bevels.

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This seems like a cool little tool (I got the small one to save money.) A little more controllable than a leveling or mill file. I have seen online video of a homemade equivalent that added a second bearing surface providing a 90 degree cut for flushing fret ends, that would be a very desirable addition. How about a 30 degree angle? Can't have everything in one tool but the utility of this device could be expanded, I'm thinkin'.

5.0

Indispensible fret tool

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I have used this fret beveling file since the beginning of my guitar building. It is excellent. It keeps the correct angle and does not mar the frets which are destined for finishing and polishing. I tried to angle the fret end by hand several times, but it was never consistent. This file produces a consistent job. Excellent buy.

1.0

not that great...

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Item # 0862 works way better!

4.0

Learning curve

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Don't forget that the craftsmen/women on Stew-mac videos are professionals!! This tool can/will get away from you until you learn to use it and cause mayhem to your frets! Please practice on a cheap guitar first. Once you have your technique dialed in, the system works fine.

4.0

Works Great!

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Bought just the 7.5in file and made 35 and 30 degree blocks on the table saw. $65 is a pretty ridiculous price but you know specialty tools...
I gave it 4 stars because it's not a life changing tool. It's a file.

4.0

Dulcimer Fretboard

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Expensive for what it is. Works very well.
If you are making dulcimer fretboards, get the
longer model. Short model slides off frets easily due to wide spacing of some dulcimer frets. Gave it a four rating instead of five only due to price.

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StewMac PDF Catalog, page 8 See Fret Beveling File
on page 8 of our StewMac Catalog PDF

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