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Fret/Fingerboard Leveling Files Fret Leveler, 3"

Fret Leveler, 3"

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Fret/Fingerboard Leveling Files Fret Leveler, 6"

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Fret/Fingerboard Leveling Files Fingerboard leveler, 6"

Fingerboard leveler, 6"

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Fret/Fingerboard Leveling Files, Set of 3

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Fret/Fingerboard Leveling Files

About This Item

These custom-made files give you a handle on your fret work!

These files work quickly to level frets or fingerboards, leaving a smooth finish.

Each file is 1" wide with a comfortable hardwood handle. The 6" length is for general use, and the 3" length is for spot leveling.

The fret leveling files have single-cut teeth with a steeper angle to eliminate "chatter." They cut faster and smoother than most fret leveling files we've used, they work quickly, and they're great for dressing and beveling fret ends.

The fingerboard leveler is a double-cut file for ebony, rosewood and pearl inlays. Despite its rough appearance, it leaves a smooth finish.

Essential for Fretting
This item is 1 of the 7 tools included in our Essential Fretting Tool Set, a compilation of tools you'll need for the fundamentals of fret work. The set also includes our book, Fret Work Step-By-Step by Erick Coleman with Dan Erlewine.

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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5.0

Grove/Remover (not a bad thing)!

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Worked great taking out of the groves worn in the lower frets at the upper strings. Using a light touch it took only a few minutes.

5.0

Fret file

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Works great, much better than the sandpaper one I had before. It's longer and you don't have to worry about the paper tearing or cloging. Works on SS frets real good, that's all I have and have done 5 guitars so far without any issues. Fast and efficient and accurate because of the length.

5.0

Durable and Effective Fret File

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I use this file to true fret ends after installing them. It cuts nickel and stainless wire effectively and lasts a long time. Mine is nearly 10 years old and shows no signs of wear even after doing several stainless jobs. I also use it to get a head start the beveling process following it up with the finer file in the fret end beveler also offered here. It is also effective in taking down high spots in fingerboards and other flat wood surfaces.

4.0

My First Fret Dressing Job

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Ok I am new at this and I have not used fretting tools yet. But my first experience with this leveler is an overall good one. It did the job and not too much pressure is required. It should be handy having this and doing it myself instead of taking it into the shop.

5.0

most useful tool

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I have the 6" Fret Leveling File and it's one of my most often used tools. Very fast and comfortable for fret leveling, fret ends, nut and saddle shaping - any kind of leveling or material removal. Great weight, shape and fast cutting.

5.0

great tool

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Perfect for so many things. I use it even for repairing finishes, to remove excess of a superglue on it

5.0

Easy to use

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This tool works smoothly over the frets. Wish it was a little longer so it covers more frets at once, but it is a very good tool. It works quickly and leaves a smooth finish.

5.0

great tool , saves lots of time

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doing alot of fret work on guitars, this cuts down on time and works right the first time.

4.0

Fast leveling file

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Very aggressive, must be used sparingly or you get too many scratches on frets. I think it better to use this to lightly level frets then finish with a sanding beam which I also have. This leaves less fine polishing at the end of the job.

5.0

Great for or toolbag

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I made this buy for my go bag I do a lot of work on the go but its great for the bench work as well love the way it feels and the work is fast best tool i own.

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