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Three-in-one Fret File File handle with 3 burrs

File handle with 3 burrs

Item # 0685
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$52.18

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Three-in-one Fret File Narrow replacement burr only

Narrow replacement burr only

Item # 0679-N
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$15.23

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Three-in-one Fret File Medium replacement burr only

Medium replacement burr only

Item # 0679-M
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$15.23

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Three-in-one Fret File Wide replacement burr only

Wide replacement burr only

Item # 0679-W
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$15.23

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Three-in-one Fret File

About This Item

Designed by master luthier Michael Gurian.

When we're asked to recommend just one fret file, it's gotta be the 3-in-1. It's been popular since Michael Gurian designed it over 20 years ago. The angle in the shaft lifts the handle up away from the guitar, protecting the top. Since it has 3 interchangeable cutters it works for all fret widths, from basses to mandolins.

Steel shank, wooden handle. Overall length is 7" (178mm).

    Included concave burrs are 1-7/8" (47.63mm) long.
  • Narrow: 3/32" (2.38mm)
  • Medium: 1/8" (3.18mm)
  • Wide: 3/16" (4.76mm)

Replacement burrs sold separately.

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

Cutting edge frets on guitars.

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Cutting edge frets, hurt my hands. This tool is a must have, for any one who sets up there own guitars.This tool can not be bought in stores, it is one of a kind. It gets the job done.

5.0

3rd time is a charm

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I just completed my 3rd fret crowing using this tool. I have no bad words for this lil item. It left a perfect crown that required minimum polishing. I think everyone should have one in their arsenal of fretting tools.

3.0

3 in 1 fret file.

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A bit too aggressive and chatters on the frets; not smooth enough for my likes; I'm returning this for a refund.

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