3-Corner Fret Dressing Files

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3-Corner Fret Dressing Files Small, 7-3/8"

Small, 7-3/8"

Item # 1601
Due 5-7 days
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3-Corner Fret Dressing Files Medium, 8"

Medium, 8"

Item # 1602
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3-Corner Fret Dressing Files Large, 9"

Large, 9"

Item # 1603
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 3-Corner Fret Dressing Files, Set of 3

3-Corner Fret Dressing Files, Set of 3

Item # 1600
Due 1+ month
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List Price $87.91
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3-Corner Fret Dressing Files

About This Item

Specially made for traditional fret crowning and shaping.

Smooth corners protect the fretboard.
These special files are for those who prefer a traditional method of fret crowning. Their smooth corners won't leave scratches in the fretboard, and they're great for shaping the ends of the frets.

The small fine-cut file has 3" x 1/8" tapered cutting surfaces, and the medium-cut file has 5" x 1/4" tapered surfaces. The large file is known as a cant saw file, and is a favorite of our fret expert Dan Erlewine and many other well-known luthiers. It has a versatile flattened-triangle shape, with a 4-5/8" x 1/2" and two 4-5/8" x 5/16" cutting surfaces. All files have comfortable rubber-coated handles.

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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This is the file!

(Customer's Reviews)

This file was much easier to shape the frets and fret ends with. The video was also quite helpful


Best files for fret work!

(Customer's Reviews)

These files make fret dressing easy for an armature like me.


Good File

(Customer's Reviews)

although it does not take off meat quickly good for curving frets, well made.

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