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Diamond Fret File

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Cuts on the forward and backward stroke without chatter! Our diamond fret file has two concave cutting edges: one for medium and one for wide fretwire.

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Diamond Fret File
Item# Description In stock Price Quantity
5050 150-grit Yes

5051 300-grit Yes

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The file measures 9-3/8" x 5/8" x 5/32", with 5-3/4" filing edges, and has a comfortable rubber-coated handle. Available in either 150-grit or 300-grit.

Sold individually or SAVE when you buy the set of both files.

Diamond fret files are the best way to recrown your frets! Unlike traditional fret files, diamond files cut in both directions, they don't chatter or leave chatter marks, and the fret is smoother after crowning. These files are being used by repair shops and major manufacturers all around the world.

Our diamond fret files have concave cutting edges, one for medium and one for wide fretwire. Each edge is electro-coated with micro industrial diamonds. These super-tough abrasive surfaces round the frets more smoothly than standard toothed files, for cleaner filing without chatter marks. Because the diamond particles cut on the forward and backward strokes, you get better control over your work and the job goes much faster.

We offer three designs of diamond fret crowning files, each in two different grits. Diamond fret files are available in the traditional Diamond Fret File, the curved Offset Diamond Fret File, and the unique Dual-grit Diamond Fret File.

What grit do I need? If you're just starting out in fretting, we recommend the 300-grit files, as they don't remove too much material too soon — a mistake that many beginning fretters make. Even a professional will find the 300-grit file allows them to quickly get the fret properly crowned after only a few strokes.

Use the 150-grit when you need to mill-off lots of material in a hurry.

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 and Fret Cutters. 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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Diamond Fret File
Diamond Fret File
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5 1-10-2012
A must for fret crowning!

decided to move onto these due to the sheer amount of fret dressing I do, what a time saver! Diamond files are an absolute MUST HAVE!

JMOGuitars  Cardiff, UK Read my reviews (5)
5 10-26-2011
Great Tool (but learn how to use with Stainless Frets)

If you slow down and ease up the pressure it will last alot longer on stainless frets - otherwise you'll wear the diamonds right off of it! No problem on regular nickel-steel frets though.

ddanze  arlington va Read my reviews (5)
4 9-05-2011
Diamond Fret File

From the first stroke I knew I was on a winner.+++++

Erics guitar and PA  Sydney
5 7-15-2011
Gets it going in no time!

Simple, this fret crowning file shaves metal quickly and also working time...fret work goes quick with this thing!! I started using it, but with time, i've become a triangle file lover...i use them both on my fretworks for the ultimate rounded fret top!!

David Bohorquez  Maracaibo, Venezuela Read my reviews (7)
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5 4-25-2011
Awesome fret file!

Wow! What a time saver! The only thing missing is several more sizes.

Wilmer Gingerich  Jamesport MO Read my reviews (76)
5 2-27-2011
Diamonds are a Fret's best friend!

Simple: Without a doubt the best file for crowning frets;In my experience nothing comes close. I highly recommend these.

Old Man of Cotati  Cotati, Ca Read my reviews (4)
5 1-30-2011
My favorite file

The best thing about this file is that you can file in both directions. Leaving only 300 grit scratches behind which are easy to sand out. Definitely high quality.

Dane Paul  Nashville Read my reviews (15)
4 12-12-2010
Excellent Crowning File

I've used the 300 grit for years. It's way smoother than a traditional crowning file making further polishing steps go that much quicker. The only option I would wish for would be different widths, it can be a little squarish on the tops of smaller frets. Otherwise a pleasure to use.

Paul C  Winthrop Harbor, IL
5 12-10-2010
Fantastic Fret File

The 300 grit file arrived within days from StewMac. USA to Auckland, New Zealand in blistering time! I have recrowned 2 fret boards now and I'm very pleased with the result. This file is a serious item for the tool box. I got the fretwork book too. It has lots of handy hints and secrets. Great for a beginner like me. Thanks StewMac!

Kiwikev  NZ
5 9-18-2010
Fast files

One of the most timesaving instruments in my shop. A maximum of 5 - 20 strokes per fret with the 150 grit file, and less with the 300 grit file. (And then of course sandpaper from 400 grits to 2000...)
The diamond fret files, together with the diamond leveling files, shaved off about 33% of the time doing a fret leveling job (compared to using ordinary fret files).  Denmark
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