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3-Corner Fret Dressing Files


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Specially made for traditional fret crowning and shaping.
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1600 Complete set of 3 files SAVE $5.00 Yes
$77.58

1601 Small, 7-3/8" Yes
$22.25

1602 Medium, 8" Yes
$23.88

1603 Large, 9" Yes
$36.45


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Smooth corners protect the fretboard.
These special files are for those who prefer a traditional method of fret crowning. Their smooth corners won't leave scratches in the fretboard, and they're great for shaping the ends of the frets.

The small fine-cut file has 3" x 1/8" tapered cutting surfaces, and the medium-cut file has 5" x 1/4" tapered surfaces. The large file is known as a cant saw file, and is a favorite of our fret expert Dan Erlewine and many other well-known luthiers. It has a versatile flattened-triangle shape, with a 4-5/8" x 1/2" and two 4-5/8" x 5/16" cutting surfaces. All files have comfortable rubber-coated handles.

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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3-Corner Fret Dressing Files
3-Corner Fret Dressing Files
 
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5 2-05-2011
Great File!

Great for smooth fret ends! Recommend you buy the whole set!
Regards, Chris, (Essex Guitar Services)

Chris Cutmore, Essex Guitar Services  England Read my reviews (9)
5 2-02-2011
As good as it gets

I have yet to come across a nicer fret dressing file. This was a excellent investment. I'll most likely purchase the other two 3-corner files in the near future for larger projects.

James Finnerty  ROCKville, MD Read my reviews (13)
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4 12-21-2010
Very good

Regular triangle file is not so hard to find in a hardware store, except for the round edges, which are a nice touch. Takes a little while to get used to, but no big mystery there. Very fitting for personal fret dressing.

Hudson Couto  Brasília, Brazil Read my reviews (3)
5 12-08-2010
cuts fast

This file is just great!
I worked for long time with the medium file,and since I got this one, my work become faster and easier.

Yair guitars  ISRAEL , HAIFA , Read my reviews (5)
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