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Double-edge Fret File

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Our best-selling fret crowning file!
Precision-cut teeth for accurate fret shaping.

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Double-edge Fret File
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Each of our popular traditional 7-3/8" x 5/8" tool-steel files has two different 4" hollow-ground cutting edges, for recrowning a variety of fretwire sizes. These files were designed by luthiers for luthiers and are an economical way to get your fretting kit started. The handle is rubber-coated for comfort.

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Double-edge Fret File
Double-edge Fret File
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4 8-24-2013
Works two sides on a row

Works two sides on a row, but is leaves some scraches on the sides. Be careful when using it. If you don't have the propper hand to work it, you might have to work teo times to get it perfect.

BrunoLobão  Brazil - Rio de Janeiro Read my reviews (15)
3 8-09-2013
Careful with these

These can carve fissures in the frets too deep to get out if you don't exercise good filing technique. Otherwise they work fine.

Bill E. Roach  Rohnert Park, CA Read my reviews (2)
5 8-08-2013
Double edge crowning file & fret leveling file

There is nothing like the right tools for any given job. This was my first complete refret, The job was apiece of cake, I have always stayed away from fret work but not anymore.

Bill O'Donnell  philadelphia pa Read my reviews (2)
5 7-09-2013

Everything about this tool is said before me. Excellent tool, a real time-saver of quality you should expect from Stewmac.

Alex D.  Saint-Petersburg, Russia Read my reviews (3)
5 5-06-2013
I was pleasantly surprised

I learned to crown frets with a triangle file and bought these several years ago when I read a few of the reviews. After several years of use I couldn't be happier. I can't imagine not having them in the shop and I haven't touched a triangle file in ages. I have found them to be real time savers. Great job StewMac

justinarts  West Texas, USA Read my reviews (35)
5 3-21-2013

a tool that you must have, what are you waiting to buy it!

Carlos Girón  Ny Read my reviews (28)
4 3-18-2013
Good file

I used this file on my first attempt at leveling and dressing frets. The file worked great and was much easier than a triangle file. Recommend it.

ScottyB61LP  Indianapolis, IN Read my reviews (7)
5 3-09-2013
Works like a charm

At first glance, it looks like a regular file but you work with the edges and not the flat part. It's excellent for cleaning up fret ends. Highly recommended.

FountainCity  Columbus, GA Read my reviews (5)
4 3-09-2013

It did its job but it took me a long time to re-crown my leveled frets. Maybe the diamond files are better but they are very expensive.

Luís Gil  Portugal Read my reviews (7)
5 2-28-2013
Perfect for my use.

Good quality file, maybe a tad expensive, but it gets the job done!

Sander  Tromsø, Norway Read my reviews (10)
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