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3-Corner Fret Dressing Files

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

Small, 7-3/8"

Item # 1601
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$25.07

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3-Corner Fret Dressing Files Medium, 8"

Medium, 8"

Item # 1602
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$26.41

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3-Corner Fret Dressing Files Large, 9"

Large, 9"

Item # 1603
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$40.82

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 3-Corner Fret Dressing Files, Set of 3

3-Corner Fret Dressing Files, Set of 3

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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.


Video

Trade Secrets!

Trade Secrets!

Fixing fret ends that stick out in dry weather

This week, Erick Coleman answers a wintertime question: What to do about fret ends that stick out of the sides of the neck?

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4.0

nice file, but would it kill Stew-Mac to include a sleeve with it?

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This file is nice and works well, BUT for the price it would be nice if Stew-Mac could include a vinyl sleeve like they do with many of their other files.

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Thank you so much for your feedback. I will submit your request to our Product Development Team for review. This idea seems like it would be easy to accomplish and would provide protection for this file.

-Spencer, Customer Support

5.0

Great file!

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I used to use half-round files for crowning, but have come to prefer the control that traditional triangle files offer, and this one is the perfect size. Highly recommended.

5.0

This is the file!

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

5.0

Best files for fret work!

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

4.0

Good File

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

5.0

Love it.

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How did I manage without this little wonder.

5.0

File effective

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Watch a few videos and these files become your friend . Great product

5.0

must have!

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wouldn't want to be without it! very versatile as well.

5.0

My preferred method now

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After using other types of fret files(Gurian, or diamond coated- basically, the rounded type), I just began using this old-school type. After one fret job, I'm very pleased. I feel it gives me the control to shape the fret tops, that I did not have, using the other types. Not to knock them, I know they work well for others, but I like the way this type works.

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I purchased the medium file and i have to say i'm well impressed by the quality. This is an essential tool for both repairs and building, well recommened!

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StewMac PDF Catalog, page 11 See 3-Corner Fret Dressing Files
on page 11 of our StewMac Digital Catalog