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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
$49.11

0679-N Narrow replacement burr only Yes
$14.56

0679-M Medium replacement burr only Yes
$14.56

0679-W Wide replacement burr only Yes
$14.56


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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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5 2-23-2014
excellent tool for crowning!

re-fretted three guitars (Gibson es 137, Yamaha acoustic, and a fender tel) after leveling I used the three in-one fret file to crown the frets.

valriver40  canada Read my reviews (2)
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5 2-20-2014
Great tool for first (or second) time working on frets

My first fret job, I tried a great three side file to re-crown after leveling as that is what I read most pros use. But it took me many hours and my crowns were not perfectly consistent; further, by the time I was finally done, they were not even quite level anymore. I got this for my second fret job and it worked great. All my frets were perfectly level consistent and had a very nice crown. I finished them off with the fret erasers and couldn’t be happier.

Matthew Guski  Chicago Read my reviews (2)
4 1-20-2014
Great tool - Very Versatile

I love this tool. Interchangeable cutters and offset handle let you work anywhere. I'd give them 5 stars if the cutters were diamond coated. Perhaps a new option?

Windjammer 58  Mansfield Center, CT
5 11-14-2013
Low cost by high quality

Nice litle tool, not expencive but very accurate and efficient. Easy to use, easy to changing blade and more the tool is very stable, no risk of sliping on the fret board.

Alain Meilleur  Quebec, Canada Read my reviews (12)
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4 10-22-2013
Crowning File

I can't say I'm 100% pleased with this one but it did the job after all... Even if it took 3 hours to recrown the freshly leveled frets of my custom built strat... My initial impression was that all it did was parallel scratches that ruined the fret's finish but it proved to be removing material from the right points! After polishing and finishing i got a rather professional result... But it took a lot of time and effort. I don't know if getting one of the other stewmac crowning files would have made it easier for me but since i have 2 j-basses to level and crown, I believe I made the right choice!

psaltis john  greece Read my reviews (6)
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5 9-12-2013
Best Investment I've made

This is truly an amazing tool. Good precision, easy to use. Great craftsmanship. Excellent over-all. Fast delivery. Thank you very much!

The Man's Music  Ennis, Texas
3 6-14-2013
Ehh..

Work but gets some chatter marks but the inserts are kinda funky sized for frets the large insert would work for bass fret i am sure and the other 2 are more guitar fret size.. Still somewhat in between the standard fret sizes..

T Jones  Chester, MT Read my reviews (39)
5 6-03-2013
File handle with 3 burrs

nice tools

Gaetan  Laval.qc ,canada Read my reviews (4)
5 6-02-2013
Three- in- one Fret File

Nice tools!

Gaetan  Laval.qc ,canada Read my reviews (4)
5 2-22-2013
three-in-one fret file

really good for stainless steel frets

iraklis  cyprus
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