Fret/Fingerboard Leveling Files

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Fret/Fingerboard Leveling Files Fret Leveler, 3"

Fret Leveler, 3"

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Fret/Fingerboard Leveling Files Fingerboard leveler, 6"

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Fret/Fingerboard Leveling Files

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 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.


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3.0

A Great Idea

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A bit too coarse for frets for my personal taste. These files are pretty aggressive and can take frets down quickly. If Stew Mac made diamond files in different grits like these, I'd probably buy the whole set! Or you could send me a set for the idea. =]

5.0

Must Have!

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These tools save time on fret leveling but be careful they eat fret wire fast!

5.0

LIMBAS- bisaya word for "File"

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maayo kayo gamiton sa pag level sa fret.. humok kau.

nahigugma ang ginoo kanimo! :)

5.0

6" fret leveler

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This unit is nice. It's fast and comfortable to use. Having read some of the other reviews, the phrase smooth finish may be a little misleading as this unit is intended to quickly bring frets close to a desired working height and is more of a roughing in tool. If you've used a standard metal file and experienced "chatter" you'll understand the meaning of "smooth finish". Once your close you can move on to your favorite fret shaping tool to begin the finishing process.

3.0

Not my kind of a tool

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Very coarse. Like some other reviewers, i advise you: get those diamond sharpeners, or a steel beam and stick-it sandpaper.

5.0

sharp and smooth!# 0862

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It is a reliable and durable tool! Sometimes I use it for leveling different parts, not only frets. The main measure to know the possibilities of this tool and do not spoil it.

3.0

Nice Size, very coarse

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To reiterate what others have already said, the file is very coarse. The size is good and the handle is nice, but it does leave quite a lot of work as far as crowning and polishing goes.

2.0

Too rough for my taste.

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I have a 6in. The handle gives good control but I feel that it removes too much material. Be careful and use only little pressure. On a recent project, I started with this file but I finished the levelling with a med-fine diamond sharpening stone (approx 2x6) which gave me much more control. If I were you, I would invest in a general purpose diamond sharpening stone - more expensive but more versatile and easier to use.

3.0

Quick but rough

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Removes material fast, but I found it leaves a VERY rough finish. But not so much of a problem if you are using a sand paper fret leveller afterwards.

5.0

Simply Excellent.

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My prefered file for fret jobs, tested all other similar files on ebay; no one matches the quality of that file. I also uses a lot the baby size (3"), that I found useful for partial refretting / repair jobs.

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