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Three-in-one Fret File

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This wooden-handled file features three interchangeable 1-7/8" hollow burrs for recrowning a wide range of fret widths, from basses and guitars to mandolins.

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Three-in-one Fret File
  Item# Description In stock Price Quantity
0685 File handle with 3 burrs Yes

0679-N Narrow replacement burr only Yes

0679-M Medium replacement burr only Yes

0679-W Wide replacement burr only Yes

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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.
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Three-in-one Fret File
Three-in-one Fret File
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2 12-16-2010
Three in one fret file

Good idea in theory. The problem is that the burrs dull quickly. I suggest spending more on the diamond version or buying the excellent double edged file.

KL  Christchurch, New Zealand Read my reviews (33)
2 12-05-2010
Seemed like a lot of bang for the buck.....

Hello, I'm a novice on a very limited budget. I based my purchase on the fact I could get 3 tools in 1 with the different sized burrs.
You get what you pay for and sometimes you can be pennywise and dollar foolish.
Yes you can crown frets with this tool, but the burrs don't cut very consistently. It works but not so sharp or smooth.
BTW this was my first complete fretjob and my results were good but the tools really makes a difference. Besides purchasing a diamond file I'd also suggest the tang trimmer and the radius bender or make or make your own tools.

Southbound Suarez  So.Cal.
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5 11-10-2010

That Fret File is fantastic !!!

Bartek  Poland Read my reviews (3)
1 9-23-2010
A waste of time & money.

I am very disappointed in this tool. The burrs are shaped well & the handle is comfortable to hold, but the teeth simply won't cut standard silver fret wire.
If you want to spend an entire day crowning your frets, this is the tool for you.
Maybe I just got a bad set of burrs...

Dan Minard  Canada Read my reviews (3)
3 9-23-2010
Not bad

The file does as it is expected to do but leaves a surface that takes some effort to clean up. I would get the diamond file next time.

Gene  Ktown, in
5 8-18-2010
Gurian 3 in 1 fret file

I've used this file for years, and it's the only one I'll continue to use!!

c.saleta  cayman islands
1 8-04-2010
Poor tool

This tool will go dull very quickly, and the quality is bad, don't buy it.
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Yaron Naor  Bat Hefer, Israel Read my reviews (16)
3 7-30-2010
Good but

This is a good tool but the way the burrs are fixed is horrible.

Capu  Switzerland Read my reviews (33)
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