Fret Beveling File

Fret Beveling File

Fret Beveling File 3-3/4" length

3-3/4" length

Item # 3760
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$56.98

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Fret Beveling File 7-1/2" length

7-1/2" length

Item # 3775
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$76.07

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Fret Beveling File 3-3/4" replacement file

3-3/4" replacement file

Item # 3760-FILE
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$15.33

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Fret Beveling File 7-1/2" replacement file

7-1/2" replacement file

Item # 3775-FILE
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$22.26

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Fret Beveling File, Set of 2

Set of 2

Item # 3759
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List Price $133.05
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Fret Beveling File

About This Item

Low-friction files for fret ends.
Sold individually or SAVE when you buy the set of both files.

The Fret Beveling File is the fast, accurate way to put a uniform 35° bevel on fret ends after installing new frets. With a quick, smooth motion, this file angles the fret ends and makes them ready for fret dressing and polishing. Available in either 3-3/4" or 7-1/2" filing lengths.

This 1-1/2" x 1-3/4" block (two lengths are available) holds a removable fine-tooth flat file at the proper 35° angle to bevel all the fret ends along the edge of the fingerboard. The block is made of low-friction material for smooth, easy filing. The 3-3/4" model is for short fingerboards (mandolins, for example), and for spot-filing partial refrets. It's also useful for working on used instruments with necks that aren't straight.

This product is made exclusively for Stewart-MacDonald by

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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Fret Beveling Files

Downloadable instructions for smoothing fret ends with Fret Beveling Files.

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5.0

Love this!!

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Verified Buyer


Best tool ever!!

5.0

Brilliant tool

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Verified Buyer


One of those things you don't think you need, until you use it. Extremely effective, makes short work of fret beveling. If you routinely assemble fretted instruments, this HAS to be on your bench.

5.0

Fret Beveling File

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Verified Buyer


Used the 3-3/4 inch size on a ukulele. Easy to use, fast, and results in uniform angles on the frets.

5.0

Amazing tool!

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Verified Buyer


I was skeptical at first to whether I needed this or not. I can just hold a file there. This tool takes all the worry out of beveling the frets though and it’s smooth and easy to do and saves time! Truly worth it!

5.0

Great tool

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Verified Buyer


Really saves time and beveled the frets really good.

5.0

Worth it

By

Verified Buyer


Works extremely well.

5.0

Literally out of the box...

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Verified Buyer


I received it, unboxed it and a friend brought over a bargain guitar neck that bad fret sprout on 2 of the upper frets. A few passes, check, a couple more passes, check, three more and it was flush with the neck. All within 20 minutes of owning it. Since I live in Colorado and all instruments eventually will dry out, this is going to get a hell of work out.

1.0

Needs work before taking it anywhere near a guitar.

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Verified Buyer


My process is as follows- install frets, level frets, crown the frets, cut off fret overhang, level the fret ends, and then come in with the bevel file. If you even slip a little bit, you will damage the fret tops so much that you will have to level the frets again. I have used a grinder to smooth the unused parts of the file and now it is better, but for the price point, I feel that it should come like that out of the box.

Response from StewMac


Hi Mitch,
Thank you for sharing your honest feedback with us. We're sorry to hear our Fret Beveling File didn't meet your expectations. We stand behind our return policy -- if you are not satisfied with a product, you may return it anytime for a refund or exchange. In the meantime, I've placed your suggestion with our product development team -- customer comments like yours have been the catalyst to many changes to our products. Please feel free to give us a call at 1-800-848-2273. We look forward to helping you with this.

3.0

Worked ok

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Verified Buyer


Was working on EVO frets, and it took a long time to make progress, so I put in a more aggressive file on, which worked better. That file was slightly fatter and tough to get in there. The original file was also tough to get out (and, yes, I remove the fastening screws completely)

Also wish the angle was steeper, as it takes away too much into the playing area of the fret.

While it may work perfect for most, for me I'll build my own with a steeper angle and a more aggressive file. That white material used is very nice and low friction, which is an advantage over building one from wood. Although, with sand paper and some oil should get close to this.

Also, my mistake, I slipped a few times and went right onto my newly leveled frets. But, could take care of that by taping the tops in the middle with a few layers of tape, so slipping did not do any damage other than damage the frets. Also has the benefit that shavings don't rest on the frets and cause damage when the tool runs over them.

To improve this tool:
(1) Maybe have two sides with different angles. Or even allow to adjust the angle to one's liking.
(2) Make it easier to swap files that differ in thickness.

5.0

How nice!!

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Verified Buyer


Very easy to use!
However, it is good to treat carefully so as not to hurt the fingerboard while you are not familiar.

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