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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

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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 6-18-2011
Money well spent

Glad I spent the money on this file. Well made and very convenient with the multiple edges!

JJuk  Fullerton, CA Read my reviews (25)
5 6-15-2011
Good basic fret file

I've had to level a few frets on my guitars, and this has come in handy for re-crowning them. Works great and should last for a long time.

Bob  USA Read my reviews (22)
5 6-06-2011
Saved a lot of Hassle

I normally don't need much fret dressing when I make up a Soprano Ukulele fretboard..using a press to fit the fretwire I get them pretty level to start with... only requiring the minimum of attention to finish off.
Until the day I got some fretwire of a different profile mixed in with my normal stuff, causing lots of string buzzing problems. It looked as if I would have to remove and replace all the offending frets. Then I thought first of all I'll level them off with a diamond lap and then get myself one of these fret crowning files to profile them all to the same shape.
And, to cut a long story short,it worked great. It's one of the best tools I own. A bit expensive for a file, but as a retired Toolmaker I know these are not an easy tool to manufacture, so I consider it a worthwhile purchase.

Ken Timms  England
5 5-28-2011
Great tool

Did my first fret crowning with this and it went great.
Highly recommend.

Mojoman  Iowa Read my reviews (4)
5 5-25-2011

To get the best results from this product, get the fret dressing stick with the 600 grit, and get some flexible polishing papers, grits from 2000-4000. After that, apply some X-Treem metal polish. This will probably all cost under 60-70 bucks and will get you to a professional shine. I also have another secret process I add but I keep that a secret in my shop. ;)

The Rock Shop  Ottawa, ON Read my reviews (10)
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4 5-16-2011
Good Job

Does a fine job, quite necessary for your kit

James D  CA Read my reviews (4)
5 4-24-2011
Happy Customer

This was the first time to try to level and crown frets, and it turned out great. I will continue to do more of my own guitar work.

mamonday  Albertville,Al USA Read my reviews (2)
4 4-24-2011
Pretty good tool. Good value.

I have done a few recrownings but for my first full refret job I decided to give these files a shot. They definitely got the job done. As another reviewer stated, they are not very aggressive. I ended up using a three corner file to start the crowning on each fret and applied the final touches with the double edge fret file. I couldn't be happier with the result. Absolutely the right tool for the job and for the price a good value as well.

K Moran  Northborough, MA Read my reviews (3)
4 4-18-2011
Crowning Files

These files do a very good job of shaping the frets. Not very aggressive, so you will have to work the frets pretty good. Better in the long run, avoids additional dressing after the fact.

Tim S.  Raymertown, NY
4 4-06-2011
not bad

i think the cheaper one does a better job, seams to be less work on the finishing side of things, these seam to leave me more work, But this is just my opinion

smokie  IL, Read my reviews (5)
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