Fret End Dressing File

Fret End Dressing File

Fret End Dressing File

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Fret End Dressing File

About This Item

The first thing a player feels is the fret ends, so always shape them with this file. Smooth, non-marring edges glide on the fingerboard while the fine-toothed sides deburr and round the fret.

For rounding, shaping and deburring.
This specialized file dresses the ends of the frets after they've been installed, trimmed flush and beveled.

One thin edge is ground "safe" to help protect the fretboard, and the other rounded over. This file cuts only where it needs to: on both sharp corners of the unground thin edge, and on both of the wider toothed cutting surfaces.

The cutting surfaces smooth the fret end bevel, and the sharp corners nip off the sharp burrs at the edge of the fret bevel where it meets the edge of the neck. With the safe edge facing down, the cutting surfaces of this little file do a good job of rounding over and shaping the fret ends.

File dimensions are .062" x .125" x 6", with 3" cutting surfaces.

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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Video

Trade Secrets!

Trade Secrets!

Fixing fret ends that stick out in dry weather

This week, Erick Coleman answers a wintertime question: What to do about fret ends that stick out of the sides of the neck?

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5.0

It does what I hoped it would do

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It worked just nicely taking the sharp edges off of the fret ends.
Helped make playing the instrument much more enjoyable.

5.0

Quality product

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Initially, I shied away from stewmac products, because of their high price. However, this file is worth every penny. This was the first time I did work on my own guitar, and the ergonomic design of the file made the process very easy. I wont hesitate to buy any product from stewmac again.

5.0

Fret End Dressing File

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Great tool!

5.0

First Fret Tool.

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I went to StewMac as to have the right tool and a quality fret file for this specific job (Repairing sharp fret ends). I'm a beginner at doing my own fret work. I tell you this is a great start for fret tools. Also the guidance I received when buying it was a great bonus. Thank you StewMac.

Brian Gray

5.0

Stellar customer service

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StewMac carries everything you need to work on your instrument in one place which simplifies getting what you need. This is not the best thing about them though - its their customer service that stands out. They resolved my issue the very same day I wrote to them about it, and to me this is equally if not more important than just getting a good price.

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Fret End File

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This file is great and practically paid for itself the very first time I used it. Thanks guys. Also VERY important .. KEEP THE VIDEOS COMING !! They are helpful to us all and help sell your product too.

5.0

Fret end dressing file

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I bought this file because the fret ends on my guitar were sticking out and were uncomfortable when playing. I bought this guitar 15 yrs ago and it needed some attention. This is a quality tool and is well designed, I cleaned up the fret ends in no time without messing up the fret board. Stew Mac has quality stuff.

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First time buyer

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I had heard about StewMac before from some of my more seasoned guitar buddys. I had some frets that had started sprouting, I believe is the correct term. I went to the SM site, and low and behold, look at all the tools to fine tune your instrument!!!! It is not just a company that deals with guitars, they have any and all the tools you need for EVERYTHING!!!! Bottom line, great company, great service, and a marvelous assortment! I have to throw intuit the tutorials and video lessons on how to use the tools is in it self is worth doing business with them!! I won't hesitate to do business with them again!!

5.0

Great little file.

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Easy to use. Should have bought one years ago!!

5.0

Perfect Tool

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Great for removing the sharp edges on your frets and shaping the fret ends to smooth like a high end instrument.

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StewMac PDF Catalog, page 27 See Fret End Dressing File
on page 27 of our StewMac Digital Catalog