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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 4-19-2012
Double-edge Fret File

Very good tools for save time and making a really good work.
Thanks a lot for a very professional team also.
Charly/Nîmes South of France

charly  splendid Read my reviews (4)
5 4-13-2012
Double-edge Fret File

Effective, fast, and reliable!

FritzMaster  Ontario
5 4-06-2012
Worth it

This is a very useful tool. While pricey as far as files go, they are a specialty item. They work beautifully and if you want accurate clean looking results, these are worth it.

Dulcimer Maker  Rockville, MD
5 3-19-2012
Good tool

I'm Just starting doing dressing, i did it once with a 3 sides file and never again... Its a lot easier And faster with this file...does a Great job...

Thanks Stew!!!

Martin (Beaud)  Gatineau,quebec,canada Read my reviews (3)
5 3-18-2012

Again was replacing some worn out tools StewMac had this cheaper than the other supply plus it has a Med and a Sm side not just one sided like my old one

J.A. Smith Guitars  Grand Island, NE USA Read my reviews (4)
5 3-08-2012
Gets the job done!

I ordered both files! I used one on my medium jumbo frets on my MIM Teleaster! Take you time and it works well! Crowned the frets to perfection! After I used it the frets were very easy to polish up to a smooth bright shine with little effort!

Big Ed  California Read my reviews (3)
5 3-03-2012

Very effective tool!

Francesco  Italy Read my reviews (6)
4 3-02-2012
A tool thats neccesary for many setups

I've seen a few guitar necks that were twisted so bad right out of the shipping box that no amount of tweaking short of heat pressing and reclamping the fingerboard would make them play with acceptable action. More commonly however you might get one with a couple of high frets. I recently obtained a '65 Murph 12 string that had been kept under a bed for the past 40 years. It shared the same problem with a brand new Epiphone Emperor Swingster Custom I just got - a couple of the frets high up in the heel area of the neck where truss rod adjustment can't really provide any counter flex were simple too high. Visual inspection revealed a slight lump in the fingerboard itself seemed to be responsible. The problem was so high up on the neck of the Murph and only affected the high F note on the B string that the player probably simply never played lead high enough there to notice it. The fret file set was sure useful in fixing the problem without having to remove frets - particularly from the bound neck on the brand new Epi. This is only preferable to heat pressing or fingerboard shaving if the lump in the wood is under say .010". The SM crowning file set provides a choice of 3 different radii to accompate the crowning of various profile frets. A curved rather than straight-edged length profile would have made things a bit easier and Stew-Mac does in fact sell such tools but for general purpose work this file set cuts clean and gives the frets a nice crown ready for polishing.

A Luthier  Taylor, MI, USA
5 2-26-2012
Great files

I use to do this with a 3 corner file - never again. These files are easy to use, work great and won't damage the fingerboard. It pays for itself after just one use.

Joey A  Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Read my reviews (4)
5 2-25-2012
M/W File

Just like the N/M file,the M/W is the same great tool only bigger.

J. Wiseman  USA Read my reviews (8)
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