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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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4490 Narrow/Medium Yes

4491 Medium/Wide Yes

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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 2-19-2012
Great File

I have the N/M file and to date I have used it to recrown 6 guitars.This file is a very well made tool that cuts great.I also use the file with sandpaper to polish the frets.The finished product is no less than amazing and it cut my recrowning time in half.I will soon be ordering the M/W because the N/M is not big enough for my Les Paul copy or my Jackson.I am very pleased with this tool.

J. Wiseman  USA Read my reviews (8)
4 2-04-2012
File that files

Never done this before. I flat filed the frets and then contoured them with this file. I then polished them with 400/600/800/1000/1200/1500/2000 grit and some rubbing compound. Without this file the job would have been extremely difficult. I wouldn't want to tackle those frets with a 3 corner file. I think a finer file would have been better but that is just being picky.

Beginner  Saskatoon, SK
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5 1-19-2012
File double-edge

Don't forget to buy this

polpick  netherlands Read my reviews (4)
5 1-12-2012

After u level, U must use it for perfect job

niponz  Thailand Read my reviews (31)
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4 1-11-2012
Nice Tool

I have used this file enough that it is finally dull (~35 fret levels). I believe it would have lasted longer if I wasn't engaged in such a steep learning curve when it came to making necks from scratch.

The Medium side of the file didn't have as nice as teeth cut into the file and wide side, so you were limited to using half of the Medium side.

Nice tool though, especially if you don't intend to do a lot of fret work.

I will be upgrading to the Diamond file.

Colt W. Knight  South Charleston, WV 25309 Read my reviews (43)
4 12-18-2011
Double edge fret file

works great with stew mac wire, easy to control , with almost no chatter. Right now using it on my fanned fret 7 str. best investment for your small starting shops. keep up the good work :)

Die Companies  Cleveland hts. OH
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5 12-17-2011
Diamond is worth it!

The price pales in comparison when you realize the longevity and ease of use as compared with non diamond files. Being able to file on push and pull strokes is also a great way to self clean.

Wilmer Gingerich  Jamesport MO Read my reviews (76)
5 12-15-2011
An easy tool to use.

I find this tool the easiest option when crowning frets. It cuts aggressively, leaves a reasonably smooth surface, and does not clog. It is easy to control and does not mark the fretboard. The mix of sizes is well considered, and it is certainly a more economical solution than individual files.

The only potential drawback is if you want to produce an odd or non-standard fret profile, then you will need to go old school with a triangular file, but my customers seem satisfied with the profile this tool produces.

Fred Hocker  Stockholm, Sweden Read my reviews (9)
4 11-22-2011
Nice file

Very well made and sturdy. I have done two fret jobs with the file and it hasn't worn down any at all, seems like it would last a lifetime. My only conplaint is the file requires a lot of effort. i am thinking of upgrading to the diamond files to save time and energy.

Goodin  Knoxville, TN, USA Read my reviews (15)
5 11-13-2011
5 stars

this is a time saver file.

jiROck Custom  Philippines Read my reviews (58)
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