Fret/Fingerboard Leveling Files

Fret/Fingerboard Leveling Files

Fret/Fingerboard Leveling Files Fret Leveler, 3"

Fret Leveler, 3"

Item # 0861
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Fret/Fingerboard Leveling Files Fret Leveler, 6"

Fret Leveler, 6"

Item # 0862
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$45.15

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Fret/Fingerboard Leveling Files Fingerboard leveler, 6"

Fingerboard leveler, 6"

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$45.15

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 Fret/Fingerboard Leveling Files, Set of 3

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

Fret/Fretboard Leveling File

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Verified Buyer


Excellent product, just don't apply too much down pressure. Let the file do the work, cuts very fast. Nice shape for comfort and control in your hand.

3.0

The leveler removed material quickly but leaved deep grooves

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Verified Buyer


The tool works quite well in leveling the frets. I have used it twice. I used a sanding bar I the past and although it may take slightly longer to remove the material, the finishing time to remove any groove or roughness from the frets is significantly less. Note: I do not push down on the frets when using this tool. I try to let the weight of the tool do the work

The time it takes to remove the grooves the file makes in the frets is significant and difficult. That has been my experience.

5.0

Pricey, but works great.

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Verified Buyer


As with a lot of very good quality tools, it's pricey but it works great. Just after taking it out of the box I leveled the frets on a uke, and later that same day I leveled the frets on a nylon string guitar. Just the right heft and feel. I used to use sandpaper adhered to a 1" x 2" piece of steel tubing. This works much better and I can have the leveling job done in less time than it took me to mount the sandpaper to the tubing. With a little care (using a finger resting on the body of the instrument as a guide) it also bevels the edges of the frets very nicely. It cuts at just the right rate, fast enough to get the job done quickly, but not so fast as to be hard to control. This tool should still be working beautifully long after you've forgotten what you paid for it.

5.0

Worked great!!!

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Verified Buyer


I'm doing my first guitar build. Since it's a first build, I went with a very inexpensive body and neck. The frets weren't level, so I bought this to level them off. It worked great and didn't take much time to get things leveled off. I'll also be able to use it for future projects and leveling some of my older guitars where the frets are worn from playing.

5.0

Great fret levelling tool

By

Verified Buyer


Used this on a Les Paul kit build i’m working on. Was really pleased with the result. Smooth and easy to use, removed material quickly, but not too quickly.

3.0

Fret leveling file

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Verified Buyer


The construction of the tool was a bit sloppy and not at all what I expected from my first Stew Mac purchase, especially not for the price. But it works well, I guess thats what matters. But I will remember the construction next time I consider their tools. I must say however that shipping was very fast and tracking was accurate. They said 3-5 days and it was there in 3. I do appreciate that!

Response from StewMac


Hi Patrick,
We're sorry to hear the 6" Fret Leveler you received was not constructed to our quality standards. If you would like to speak with our Customer Support Team about a refund or replacement for this product, feel free to give us a call at 1-800-848-2273. We look forward to helping you with this.

5.0

good tool well made

By

Verified Buyer


Handy file, nice handle, cuts smoothly

5.0

Good for mandolins

By

Verified Buyer


I bought this to fix the frets on my mandolin.

5.0

nice quality..!

By

Verified Buyer


Very happy with my purchase..!

5.0

leveler file

By

Verified Buyer


Works great---could be a little longer but still works great.

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