Quarter-round concave filing surfaces are at each edge of this unique fret file. It lays flat on the fretboard, to shape frets from the sides. This helps minimize fretboard marring, and facilitates rounding the fret ends.
Each smooth-cut filing surface is 4-1/2" long and extends approximately .080" above the fretboard. The file is 3/8" wide, and is fitted with a turned hardwood handle and brass ferrule.
Works on stainless frets, too! All of our tools are suitable for use on stainless-steel fretwire, with the exception of our Fret Tang Nippers and Fret Cutters. Modern stainless-steel fretwire is known to be harder than the traditional nickel-silver blends, but our own shop experience indicates the wire does not cause premature wear of files or sandpapers.
How to choose a fret-crowning file
In this issue:
Erick Coleman answers an important tech-support question: What's the best fret-crowning file? Read more...