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Offset Diamond Fret File 150-grit

150-grit

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$117.35

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Offset Diamond Fret File 300-grit

300-grit

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Offset Diamond Fret File, Set of 2

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Offset Diamond Fret File

About This Item

Dual-edge and better clearance over the body! This well-balanced steel fret file is offset, for more comfortable fret dressing and improved clearance at higher frets.

Both full-length concave filing grooves (one for narrow/medium fretwire, and one for medium/wide wire), are uniformly coated with micro industrial-diamond particles. 8-1/2" x 1" x 5/32". Available in either 150-grit or 300-grit.

Sold individually or SAVE when you buy the set of both files.

Diamond fret files are the best way to recrown your frets! Unlike traditional fret files, diamond files cut in both directions, they don't chatter or leave chatter marks, and the fret is smoother after crowning. These files are being used by repair shops and major manufacturers all around the world.

Our diamond fret files have concave cutting edges, one for medium and one for wide fretwire. Each edge is electro-coated with micro industrial diamonds. These super-tough abrasive surfaces round the frets more smoothly than standard toothed files, for cleaner filing without chatter marks. Because the diamond particles cut on the forward and backward strokes, you get better control over your work and the job goes much faster.

What grit do I need? If you're just starting out in fretting, we recommend the 300-grit files, as they don't remove too much material too soon — a mistake that many beginning fretters make. Even a professional will find the 300-grit file allows them to quickly get the fret properly crowned after only a few strokes.

Use the 150-grit when you need to mill-off lots of material in a hurry.

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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Very Comfortable

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This file made it feel as though I had been doing this for years. You won't be disappointed.

5.0

Must have!

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As a guitar hobbyist, I only work on frets occasionally, and this is where the file become handy. It's sharp and accurately made, very easy to do fret crowning. I got the 300 grid one because I am not doing this full time.

5.0

Do yourself a favor

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Get these files! A great design that saves your hands and improves your work. The larger size fits nicely in the hand and is easy to control. The offset allows you to access every area of the fretboard.

5.0

great file

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this is the best file i ever used for crowning frets, it does for a perfect job

5.0

A real Gem

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I bit the bullet on this one and I'm glad I did. I bought the 300 grit ,couldn't be happier.

5.0

Offset Diamond Fret File (300 grit)

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I used this item for the first time last week and was very impressed by how much easier and quicker it was to use than anything I have tried before. I have made one small modification, that is a push on handle to make it easier to grip and to save the end digging into the palm of your hand, (put that down to old age and arthritis!)

4.0

Best file ever!!

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I purchased the 300 grit, very smooth and no chatter. High quality and sharp and works wonders over the body of classical and acoustic guitars. A little pricey but who else has one this nice; that's the reason for the 4 star?

5.0

Best fret file

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I've used a Stew Mac fret file for about 15 years and it's still as good as new and quickly reshapes fret crowns after dressing

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I could not do without 

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Since I bought the 300 grit file,that is the file I reach for all the times I do crowning works.

Guess I'll buy that 150 grit soon.

It would be even better if the wide and medium side where clearly marked, they are a little tricky to identify.

5.0

Best crowning file

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Tried a lot of fret files, but this is the best. I agree that the 150 grit can be a little too aggressive, so I will mostly be using the 300 grit I guess. Other than that, there is no file that gives such a control over what you're doing, even when working over the body of the guitar.

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