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Fret/Fingerboard Leveling Files

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These custom-made files give you a handle on your fret work!
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Fret/Fingerboard Leveling Files
  Item# Description In stock Price Quantity
0861 Fret Leveler, 3" Yes

0862 Fret Leveler, 6" Yes

0864 Fingerboard leveler, 6" Yes

0860 Set of 3 SAVE $6.93 Yes

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These files work quickly to level frets or fingerboards, leaving a smooth finish.

Each file is 1" wide with a comfortable hardwood handle. The 6" length is for general use, and the 3" length is for spot leveling.

The fret leveling files have single-cut teeth with a steeper angle to eliminate "chatter." They cut faster and smoother than most fret leveling files we've used, they work quickly, and they're great for dressing and beveling fret ends.

The fingerboard leveler is a double-cut file for ebony, rosewood and pearl inlays. Despite its rough appearance, it leaves a smooth finish.

Essential for fretting
The #0862 Fret Leveling File is one of seven tools included in our Essential Fretting Tool Kit, a compilation of tools you'll need for the fundamentals of fret work. Kit also includes our book, Fretwork Step By Step by Erick Coleman with Dan Erlewine.

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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Fret/Fingerboard Leveling Files
Fret/Fingerboard Leveling Files
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5 2-11-2012
LIMBAS- bisaya word for "File"

maayo kayo gamiton sa pag level sa fret.. humok kau.

nahigugma ang ginoo kanimo! :)

jiROck Custom  Philippines Read my reviews (58)
5 2-08-2012
6" fret leveler

This unit is nice. It's fast and comfortable to use. Having read some of the other reviews, the phrase smooth finish may be a little misleading as this unit is intended to quickly bring frets close to a desired working height and is more of a roughing in tool. If you've used a standard metal file and experienced "chatter" you'll understand the meaning of "smooth finish". Once your close you can move on to your favorite fret shaping tool to begin the finishing process.

GBag  Boiceville, NY
3 1-09-2012
Not my kind of a tool

Very coarse. Like some other reviewers, i advise you: get those diamond sharpeners, or a steel beam and stick-it sandpaper.

Konstantin  Moscow, Russia Read my reviews (16)
5 11-01-2011
sharp and smooth!# 0862

It is a reliable and durable tool! Sometimes I use it for leveling different parts, not only frets. The main measure to know the possibilities of this tool and do not spoil it.

Armen Movsesian  Moscow, Russia Read my reviews (17)
3 10-30-2011
Nice Size, very coarse

To reiterate what others have already said, the file is very coarse. The size is good and the handle is nice, but it does leave quite a lot of work as far as crowning and polishing goes.

1st pair no good, 2nd holding up  Long Island, New York
5 10-26-2011
Indespensible tool

I wish this could be made with HIGH CARBON Black Steel, so's it will last a bit longer.
This would be great!

ddanze  arlington va Read my reviews (5)
2 10-09-2011
Too rough for my taste.

I have a 6in. The handle gives good control but I feel that it removes too much material. Be careful and use only little pressure. On a recent project, I started with this file but I finished the levelling with a med-fine diamond sharpening stone (approx 2x6) which gave me much more control. If I were you, I would invest in a general purpose diamond sharpening stone - more expensive but more versatile and easier to use.

Lupinus  MontrĂ©al, Canada Read my reviews (5)
3 8-29-2011
Quick but rough

Removes material fast, but I found it leaves a VERY rough finish. But not so much of a problem if you are using a sand paper fret leveller afterwards.

stever  Ruegely England Read my reviews (4)
5 8-18-2011
Simply Excellent.

My prefered file for fret jobs, tested all other similar files on ebay; no one matches the quality of that file. I also uses a lot the baby size (3"), that I found useful for partial refretting / repair jobs.

Fabien  Canada Read my reviews (5)
5 8-02-2011
Wonderful tool!

The 6" fret leveler is an awesome, well constructed beautiful feeling tool. Top marks Stewmac!

Chucka  Melbourne, Australia Read my reviews (8)
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