This wooden-handled file features three interchangeable 1-7/8" hollow burrs for recrowning frets. The 4-1/2" long steel shank is angled for efficiency and clearance over the guitar body. Useful for a wide range of fret widths, from basses and guitars to mandolins.
#0685 Includes 1 wooden-handled file and 3 burrs in these sizes: - Narrow, 3/32" - Medium, 1/8" - Wide, 3/16"
Replacement burrs sold separately.
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...