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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).
Each burr is 1-7/8" (47.63mm) long.

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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4.0

Nice, but a bit pricey

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Good file but a bit pricey

5.0

Found these to be a breeze to use.

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My first time doing a crowning job and took a chance to use this product. The job came out great and the files were easy to use ( along with the gaurds of coarse ).

4.0

I like it very much

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Yes, i like it, but can't use it very often cause i usually do refrets with very wide wire that oversizes the file, but in normal wire, i love it.

3.0

An OK Tool

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I bought this to do the frets on a cheap classical guitar just to see what would happen. I didn't want to spend too much in case I turned out to be lousy at it. The tool worked OK kind of a rough feel in use. I think it left the frets a little flat. But the job turned out pretty good. after leveling,using the fret file, and polishing the action on the guitar was actually pretty amazing. I would say this is a good tool to try to see if you can do a fair job and then buy some better files if it turns out good. Which is what I'm going to do before I tackle my "good" instruments.

4.0

Best tool in town

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Despite this tool being a little bit expensive, it does a great job. Thanks.

5.0

Nice tool

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I only have this one in my shop, it can just be used in every situation, i¦m really pleased with it.

5.0

Excellent file

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I just finished fretting a new fingerboard and used the Three-in-one Fret File for the first time. After leveling, I used the new Fret File to re-crown the frets and it worked perfectly, especially over the body where I usually couldn't get enough angle on the fret ends. Great Tool!!!!

5.0

WHAT THE FRET!!!

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I love this little file. I use it often in my business of repairing guitars as well as when I build them! I like the interchangeable burrs. It makes it quick and easy to switch sizes between bass guitars and Elec/Acoustic guitars. If your looking for an inexpensive crowning file that does the job right then this file is a must!!

5.0

Another awesome tool from Stew-Mac!!

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You've hit it out of the ball park once more on this one!! Does all I need it too and all in one tool. Great $$ saver for a small shop like mine.

1.0

Don't buy  this tool, waste of money...

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I've bought a lot of items from SM but this is the worst. The burrs dull quickly. It's not going smooth and leaves teeth marks. It ruin my frets and I had to refret. I've threw it away. Buy the diamond or the double edged file.

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