Three-in-one Fret File

Three-in-one Fret File

Three-in-one Fret File File handle with 3 burrs

File handle with 3 burrs

Item # 0685
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$53.48

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Three-in-one Fret File Narrow replacement burr only

Narrow replacement burr only

Item # 0679-N
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$15.23

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Three-in-one Fret File Medium replacement burr only

Medium replacement burr only

Item # 0679-M
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$15.23

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Three-in-one Fret File Wide replacement burr only

Wide replacement burr only

Item # 0679-W
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$15.23

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Three-in-one Fret File

About This Item

Designed by master luthier Michael Gurian.

When we're asked to recommend just one fret file, it's gotta be the 3-in-1. It's been popular since Michael Gurian designed it over 20 years ago. The angle in the shaft lifts the handle up away from the guitar, protecting the top. Since it has 3 interchangeable cutters it works for all fret widths, from basses to mandolins.

Steel shank, wooden handle. Overall length is 7" (178mm).
Each burr is 1-7/8" (47.63mm) long.

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. 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 rounding file

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Verified Buyer


I have a guitar that just would not intimate on the G string. Action was set up well, but frets had been leveled, and we're terribly flat. After dressing the first fret with a flat file, I realized that doing 23 more would be a major undertaking.
I broke down, and ordered the 3 in one fret rounding file, and I'm glad I did.
It's the right tool for the job. It works wonderfully. Burrs cut smoothly, and cleanly. Pretty hard to botch a fret. Just mark it with a sharply, and file till the mark is gone. Polish, and done. Worth every penny.

5.0

Works great!

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Verified Buyer


Just got this, used it on a bass that I just built. Not only made it easy to deal with the problem fret with the strings still on, but used it to round the edges off a bit too.

5.0

Works well

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Verified Buyer


Fixed my flat frets.

5.0

fretfile

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Verified Buyer


great tools for all of my fretwork. not available in all of Vancouver.

5.0

Quality

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Verified Buyer


Works great. Excellent quality.

5.0

Great for a new guy

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Verified Buyer


I’m new to working on guitars, and this was perfect for a kit I’m building. Perfectly crowned frets after I used it.

5.0

Loves it

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Verified Buyer


It was a gift,
He hasn’t used it yet but loves it....

5.0

essential tool!

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Verified Buyer


I bought another piece because I have used my first one a lot! More then a comfortable tool, you have an essential resource to leave the frets new again! Great job!

5.0

Used this type of fret file for years

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The upside to this file is that is is very comfortable to hold and does the job well. I got mine before diamond files were available and it's still going strong..

The down side is that the teeth chatter a lot and it only cuts in one direction (both common problems for any file). It amazes me that after all these years stewmac still doesn't offer replacement burs in diamond.

5.0

Glad I bought this

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Verified Buyer


I'm glad I bought the fret file that has all 3 size files interchangeable I wore out my medium file and just ordered a new one got it quick and finished a fret job I working on, very convenient!

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