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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

Item # 3759
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List Price $123.31
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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

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.

5.0

Fret Beveling File

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Very handy tool! Makes the job of beveling fret ends much simpler. Also reduces the chance of errors.

5.0

Fret Beveling Files

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A great tool, does exactly what it says it'll do. Watch for filings that stick to the Teflon surface as they can scratch the frets if you don't clear them off after a few strokes. Other than that a great tool.

5.0

This is good

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I like this tool I use it a lot. I actually like the fact its made of plastic as it slides really nicely its a good idea, I have used them homemade out of wood but these feel great...

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.

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StewMac PDF Catalog, page 8 See Fret Beveling File
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