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Dual-grit Diamond Fret File

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2 grits in 1 file! A versatile no-chatter file for crowning frets.

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Dual-grit Diamond Fret File
Item# Description In stock Price Quantity
4454 For narrow fretwire Yes

4455 For medium fretwire Yes

4456 For wide fretwire Yes

4457 All three models SAVE $15.00 Yes

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Steel insert with 150 and 300-grit industrial diamond-coated concave cutting surfaces in ONE file for crowning frets. It's angled shape gives extra clearance over the guitar body at higher frets.

Sold individually or SAVE when you buy the set of all three files.

Our unique Dual-grit Diamond Fret File is two files in one, featuring an angled steel insert with 150 and 300-grit industrial diamond-coated concave cutting surfaces for crowning frets. Switching from one grit to the other is quick and easy; simply unsnap the file from the handle, turn the file around, and snap it in place again. The bent file shape is designed to give you extra clearance over the guitar body for shaping the higher frets. Diamond-coated cutting surfaces work on the forward and backward stroke without chattering, giving you better control for smoothly rounding the tops of the frets. The shape of the handle and 5-1/2" overall length make the tool comfortable to hold, efficient, and easy to control.

Diamond fret files are the best way to recrown your frets! Unlike traditional fret files, diamond files cut in both directions, they don't chatter or leave chatter marks, and the fret is smoother after crowning. These files are being used by repair shops and major manufacturers all around the world.

Our diamond fret files have concave cutting edges, one for medium and small fret wires and one for wide fretwire. Each edge is electro-coated with micro industrial diamonds. These super-tough abrasive surfaces round the frets more smoothly than standard toothed files, for cleaner filing without chatter marks. Because the diamond particles cut on the forward and backward strokes, you get better control over your work and the job goes much faster.

We offer three designs of diamond fret crowning files, each in two different grits. Diamond fret files are available in the traditional Diamond Fret File, the curved Offset Diamond Fret File, and the unique Dual-grit Diamond Fret File. If you're use to traditional fret files, you'll probably be most comfortable with the Diamond Fret File, but you may find the curved design of the Dual-grit Diamond Fret File may allow you to work more comfortably with less arm, wrist, and hand fatigue.

Dual-grit Diamond Fret File is also excellent for working on the frets in the upper registers of acoustic and set-neck electric guitars. They virtually eliminate the chances of "gouging the top".

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.
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Dual-grit Diamond Fret File
Dual-grit Diamond Fret File
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5 9-18-2011

very easy to use , help me to recover the damage fretwire and intonation become perfect every fret to fret , thanks to stewmac

nonuz  kuala lumpur Read my reviews (4)
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4 8-31-2011
Cuts Fast!

I like these vs. traditional files, but the overall size and shape of the tool does seem to fatigue me over an entire fret-job. I believe the larger offset version would be more suited for the grunt-work and save these for working on the last frets that extend over the guitar.

Middleton Guitars  Southern California Read my reviews (51)
5 5-14-2011

I purchased 2 files, medium and wide. I love them both to BITS. I use them everyday in my shop and they still have not worn out. I take great care of these files, and I clean them after every use. I've had mine for 2 years now, still work perfect.

The Rock Shop  Ottawa, ON Read my reviews (10)
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5 5-07-2011
Dual Grit File

Works great. Get some of the cutting lubricant and you'll really be surprised.

Jerhico Guitars  Altona, NY Read my reviews (51)
5 4-12-2011
My little workhorse

I have used this on so many jobs and it still cuts excellently. I wouldn't be able to work without it.

Andy Keeling  Dublin, Ireland Read my reviews (3)
5 2-25-2011
Great Set!

Perfect set for all your crowning needs. The quick dual grit change is a plus. Handled my last stainless job well with a little extra effort. Nickle jobs are a breeze. A fantastic tool set.

John T.  Augusta, GA
4 2-17-2011
time saver

really great from a simple crown to a polish

Ken of Gearside guitars  Brisbane Australia Read my reviews (3)
5 1-18-2011
Superb quality

This diamond file is worth every penny. The angle of the file makes it so easy to re-crown frets and it also works great for minor unleveling jobs. A must buy for any luthier

Ric  Lakewood Read my reviews (8)
5 1-15-2011
Best thing from stew mac i've ever purchased

Easily one of the best things I've bought from stewmac. Works like a charm and i can easily recrown frets like a boss.

Bernard Ugalde  Guatemala Read my reviews (5)
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5 10-09-2010
Buy Diamonds!

I own, and have used both the steel toothed, and diamond fret radius files.
I'm buying only diamond files now. They are worth every penny extra you have to pay for them. I've been using the diamond offset file for 10 years now, and it still works great!

N. Tonseth  Methow, WA. Read my reviews (4)
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