Fret/Fingerboard Leveling Files

Fret/Fingerboard Leveling Files

Fret/Fingerboard Leveling Files Fret Leveler, 3"

Fret Leveler, 3"

Item # 0861
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Fret/Fingerboard Leveling Files Fret Leveler, 6"

Fret Leveler, 6"

Item # 0862
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Fret/Fingerboard Leveling Files Fingerboard leveler, 6"

Fingerboard leveler, 6"

Item # 0864
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 Fret/Fingerboard Leveling Files, Set of 3

Fret/Fingerboard Leveling Files, Set of 3

Item # 0860
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Fret/Fingerboard Leveling Files

About This Item

These custom-made files give you a handle on your fret work!

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
This item is 1 of the 7 tools included in our Essential Fretting Tool Set, a compilation of tools you'll need for the fundamentals of fret work. The set also includes our book, Fret Work 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. 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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5.0

Fret Leveling Files

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Verified Buyer


Got this for a Guitar that was tearing my hand up. This made quick work of fret ends that were horrible.

5.0

Levels frets fast and easy

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Verified Buyer


Best way to level frets I’ve found after leveling finish up with some 1000-1500 grit sandpaper and some polish. Easiest and fastest fret job I’ve ever done.

3.0

6" Fret Leveler - Product could use more quality control

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Verified Buyer


The file came glued to the block askew by a couple millimeters. Enough to be noticeable I've come to appreciate the precision tools available from Stew Mac. Would have expected this to arrive with the same attention to detail.

5.0

Fret File

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Verified Buyer


Excellent product. Must add, when they forgot to package this with my other order, they were on top of it immediately. All emails, either with this or my other order were all answered promptly and thoroughly. I have rarely experienced customer service this good with any vendor. Deserving of six stars!

3.0

Fret leveler 6"

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Verified Buyer


It is nicely ergnomic to hold and to work with. The only thing is that it does leave annoying chatter marks that have to be cleaned up as you're working with it. I think the diamond file would have been the better choice.

5.0

ESSENTIAL for Fret leveling

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Verified Buyer


Do not waste your time with any other products sold on Amazon or sanding beams and sand paper. I've gone that route and it is NOT worth the aggravation. Buy this and be done. It does an amazing job and you can tell that it is not going to just break or wear out on you. This product single handedly sold me on the Stew Mac brand and created a life long customer. Do yourself a favor and get one.

5.0

Fretboard file.

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Verified Buyer


A. O.k. very nice!

4.0

Fairly pricey but comfortable

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Verified Buyer


I like the grip. Its easier to control than a flat file.
Be careful though, they are very aggressive and leave chatter marks.

5.0

Fret/Fretboard Leveling File

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Verified Buyer


Excellent product, just don't apply too much down pressure. Let the file do the work, cuts very fast. Nice shape for comfort and control in your hand.

3.0

The leveler removed material quickly but leaved deep grooves

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Verified Buyer


The tool works quite well in leveling the frets. I have used it twice. I used a sanding bar I the past and although it may take slightly longer to remove the material, the finishing time to remove any groove or roughness from the frets is significantly less. Note: I do not push down on the frets when using this tool. I try to let the weight of the tool do the work

The time it takes to remove the grooves the file makes in the frets is significant and difficult. That has been my experience.

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