Quarter-round Fret File

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Quarter-round Fret File

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Quarter-round Fret File

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Shapes the sides of the frets. This unique fret file lays flat on the fretboard to shape frets from the sides.

Quarter-round concave filing surfaces are at each edge of this unique fret file. The smooth flat underside minimizes fretboard marring while rounding the fret ends.

Each smooth-cut filing surface is 4-1/2" long and extends approximately .080" above the fretboard. The file is 3/8" wide, and is fitted with a turned hardwood handle and brass ferrule.

Designed by master luthier Michael Gurian.

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 good results for rounding fret ends, does the job with on a couple of passes.

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StewMac PDF Catalog, page 12 See Quarter-round Fret File
on page 12 of our StewMac Digital Catalog