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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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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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5 8-30-2012
An absolute must!

I highly recommend this tool!

As a novice, this tool really makes the job quite simple.

It took me about 4 frets before I got a feel for it.

Because the tool was brand new, the cut was slightly aggressive at first but my technique improved as I moved along.

Using more accurate strokes, staying as true as possible and concentrating on the file doing the work, not hand pressure.

I used this tool along with my new 3 corner medium fret file and the results were excellent. After a bit more attention in the polishing I should end up with a decent fret job. I'm thrilled to say the least.

I should mention the frets I'm working on have a very low crown and had some serious dings in the upper 1-5 frets. After a slight leveling I was left with even less of a crown but got rid of most of the dings.

So even with dealing with frets that ideally should be replaced, this tool worked incredibly well.

I'm truly inspired!
My next goal...complete refret.

Thanks so much Stew-Mac for an excellent source of information and of course quality tools. Not to mention the fast shipping and excellent customer service.

Darryl Stevens  NB, Canada Read my reviews (5)
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5 8-15-2012
Double-Edge Fret File

This is a good tool and fairly safe in the hands of a guitarist like myself that lives in the back of beyond and has to maintain his own guitars. Money is never wasted on a quality tool designed to the job. Thanks Stew Mac.

5 8-05-2012
Double-edge Fret File

I recently ordered a double edge fret file from Stew-Mac. The order was promptly processed and I had the file in hand in only two days. As a long time luthier I depend on Stewart McDonald to supply only the highest quality tools to bring vintage instruments up to a standard that the most critical customers can appreciate. There is no substitute for Stew-Mac products. Thanks, Dave

Dave Hickman  Alexandria, TN Read my reviews (4)
5 7-18-2012
Cuts awesome!

This thing puts in work! It took me a little bit to figure out the angles to cut the biggest fretwire they offer cause the file was a little too small for it. but if you take time with it you will get great fretwork!

Pestvic  Sparks NV Read my reviews (10)
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5 7-15-2012
Very handy tool

I had one fret that was a tad higher than the rest and wrestled with the thought of getting it level with the rest. Nothing ventured, nothing gained, I thought. Carefully & slowly worked with it & my idea came to fruition thanks to this tool.

Ancient Picker  Tucson, Az Read my reviews (5)
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5 6-01-2012
Does the job

Very easy to use and does the job perfectly.

Little Crow  Atlanta, GA Read my reviews (29)
5 5-25-2012
Double-edge Fret File Review

Made short order of the crowning, very smooth. Just keep a file brush handy and keep it clean while you work and you will be pleased.

Keith Upton  Louisiana Read my reviews (3)
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5 5-21-2012
Precise work

I'm earning big money with grinding frets!

Rodrigo Gomes  Brazil Read my reviews (44)
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5 5-14-2012

This tool worked much better than I thought it would. It's a must have tool!

Robmase  Charlotte, NC Read my reviews (6)
5 5-09-2012
Works like a charm

No issues. Very rugged and does what it should.
I recommend it.

Nick Knirk  McKinney, TX Read my reviews (4)
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