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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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5 4-07-2014
Very nice!

Tried these out during the weekend. I leveled and crowned 3 separate necks, and only have good things to say. If you apply too much pressure, they leave some marks. Apply less pressure and let the files do their work and you'll be fine.

Matti  Sweden Read my reviews (2)
5 2-20-2014
Perfect weight

Not so heavy that it over cuts, not so light that it takes too much pressure. Nicely done.

seb  Sydney Read my reviews (2)
3 2-18-2014

This is a good file for removing material fast. But it is a relatively coarse cut file, and leaves chatter marks. I can't think of many situations where you would need a file this aggressive on frets.

Turko  San Diego Read my reviews (6)
5 2-03-2014
Good stuff

It takes some time to master the crowning with it.

BerBer Guitars  Belgrade, Serbia Read my reviews (10)
2 1-31-2014
Didn't work well for me :(

I love everything I've purchased from StewMac so far but I couldn't get these to work for me no matter which size I used, how hard or light I pressed, or how fast or slow I went. They chewed the fret wire up terribly and it took some time and work to get the deep lines they gouged into the them out and get them smooth again.

tcio  Michigan Read my reviews (2)
5 12-25-2013

Love this file. Take little effort and does a fine job. Very few chatter marks.

Wrea398  Pa Read my reviews (7)
5 12-22-2013
a great file

Need little pressure for truing frets and the grade choices/switches are simple and easy to use

mikrow  Huntington Beach, CA Read my reviews (34)
5 12-21-2013
Time is money

Just the right file at a decent price to do your fret work

Thisch  Cleveland OH Read my reviews (7)
5 9-08-2013
Gets the job done

Once you develop a feel for these files you can crown pretty fast with no chatter.

All-Strings Instrument Service  IL Read my reviews (8)
5 9-02-2013
Double-edge Fret File

This file is an indispensable tool for my workshop. Its versatility and quality makes it one of the best options in crowning files

Martín  Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina Read my reviews (78)
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