Quarter-round Fret File

Quarter-round Fret File

Quarter-round Fret File

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Quarter-round Fret File

About This Item

Shapes the sides of the frets. This unique fret file lays flat on the fretboard to shape frets from the sides.

Quarter-round concave filing surfaces are at each edge of this unique fret file. The smooth flat underside minimizes fretboard marring while rounding the fret ends.

Each smooth-cut filing surface is 4-1/2" long and extends approximately .080" above the fretboard. The file is 3/8" wide, and is fitted with a turned hardwood handle and brass ferrule.

Designed by master luthier Michael Gurian.

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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4.0

Good tool, a little bit crude for the price

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Its a fine useful tool, altough the handle is finely crafted, with brass crown and classic look, the file itself looks like those inexpensive asian tools. I made mine a "Five Star" with two touches: I finished the handle with tru-oil (gun stock finish) and I mirror-polished the face in the file, now I can work bound necks as well.

5.0

good stuff!!

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Excellent too. Shapes the fret easily,havnt stopped using it since I bought it!

4.0

Nice file

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I would have given this one a 5, but it had no instructions or demonstrations. I finally found a way to use it and it saved me a lot of time. I was laying it down instead of standing it up.... if that makes any sense.

This file is very useful especially if the fret has been leveled fairly flat. This shapes it up quick and enables you to get a diamond file around it. Works very well on jumbo frets and cuts great!

4.0

Quarter-round fret file

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This file wont mark the fingerboard unless your are careless. I feel it works best when used in conjunction with the double edge fret file.

4.0

Effective

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Very good results for rounding fret ends, does the job with on a couple of passes.

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StewMac PDF Catalog, page 12 See Quarter-round Fret File
on page 12 of our StewMac Digital Catalog