Dual-grit Diamond Fret File

Dual-grit Diamond Fret File

Dual-grit Diamond Fret File For narrow fretwire

For narrow fretwire

Item # 4454
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Dual-grit Diamond Fret File For medium fretwire

For medium fretwire

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Dual-grit Diamond Fret File For wide fretwire

For wide fretwire

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 Dual-grit Diamond Fret File, Set of 3

Dual-grit Diamond Fret File, Set of 3

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Dual-grit Diamond Fret File

About This Item

2 grits in 1 file! A versatile no-chatter file for crowning frets.

Steel insert with 150 and 300-grit industrial diamond-coated concave cutting surfaces in ONE file for crowning frets. Its angled shape gives extra clearance over the guitar body at higher frets.

Our unique Dual-grit Diamond Fret File is two files in one, featuring an angled steel insert with 150 and 300-grit industrial diamond-coated concave cutting surfaces for crowning frets. Switching from one grit to the other is quick and easy; simply unsnap the file from the handle, turn the file around, and snap it in place again. The bent file shape is designed to give you extra clearance over the guitar body for shaping the higher frets. Diamond-coated cutting surfaces work on the forward and backward stroke without chattering, giving you better control for smoothly rounding the tops of the frets. The shape of the handle and 5-1/2" overall length make the tool comfortable to hold, efficient, and easy to control.

Diamond fret files are the best way to recrown your frets! Unlike traditional fret files, diamond files cut in both directions, they don't chatter or leave marks, and the fret is smoother after crowning. These files are being used by repair shops and major manufacturers all around the world.

Our diamond fret files have concave cutting edges, one for medium and small fret wires and one for wide fretwire. Each edge is electro-coated with micro industrial diamonds. These super-tough abrasive surfaces round the frets more smoothly than standard toothed files, for cleaner filing without chatter marks. Because the diamond particles cut on the forward and backward strokes, you get better control over your work and the job goes much faster.

Dual-grit Diamond Fret File is also excellent for working on the frets in the upper registers of acoustic and set-neck electric guitars. They virtually eliminate the chances of "gouging the top".

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

Works Good so far !

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I looked at a lot of different fret files. This looked like the best way to go. The ergonomics look good. My main concern is how long will it last? I don't know if the diamond surface will last very long or not. If it's only good for a couple of stainless fret jobs then it's may not pay for itself.. So far I've only done one crown job (nickel silver frets) with it. We'll see how long it lasts compared to an ordinary fret file.

5.0

Wouldn't leave home without it

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Verified Buyer


It's the best file ever for crowning frets.

5.0

Great tool for frets on the fret board extension

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Verified Buyer


This fret crowning and adjusting tool is great for frets on the fret board extension. The cutter in handle version is better than the older cutter mounted on the bar. However, I prefer the straight fret file for elsewhere on the neck.

5.0

Expensive but excellent

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Verified Buyer


This is my second one of these. Purchased the narrow version but found out I generally will use the medium version. Saw an article that suggested the narrow version is the most commonly used size but don't think this is correct. Cuts a little aggressively at first as somewhat rough but smooths out quickly. Very easy to use and to control.

5.0

Best tool for recrowning flat frets

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Now I have more control over this tool. It's the best for recrowning really flat frets and it's also very fast.

Things I've learned:

- The tip is very good for rounding fret ends. The corner section is not good for crowning fret ends (it will lower the top section easily), so is better to flip the guitar and make both fret ends with the tip.

- Lubing the file with Cut Lube makes the surface smoother and protects the diamonds from wear

- This is not a good tool for recrowning a fret crowned with another tool, because the last point of contact will shift

- Medium size is good for Jumbo frets

- With a 3 corner fret file I could make the last point of contact thinner, but takes a lot more time to do it right, especially with wide worn frets.

I'm new to fret dressing, but I'm reaching good results with a leveling beam, the dual grit, a 3 corner fret file for fret ends, 400 and 600 sandpaper, and 0000 wool.

4.0

Still learning

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Verified Buyer


I have far better results using the 3 corner fret file, because with the dual grit I cant crown a whole fret without touching the leveled top of them.

I saw a video on youtube where the guy counts how many strokes passes on every fret for having consistent results. Then he flips the guitar and repeats the process.

I suppose this famous fret file can be used in a better more professional way, but I can't find a good video tutorial

5.0

Contour Restoration with the Diamond Fret File.

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Verified Buyer


This is a must have tool for restoring the contour of frets that have been surfaced to remove high spots. It cuts in both directions and is easy to use. Although the initial price is high you will not regret having this tool in your collection. It does the job.

5.0

The right tool

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Verified Buyer


Great tool, very satisfied with how it works.

5.0

Service Gold Wrapped

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Verified Buyer


On opening my order that had just been delivered here in Perth Western Australia, from the USA, I was soooo disappointed to find the set of 3 Diamond flies ordered, were only a set of ''Two'' in that box.. the Thin one was missing.

No one was there when I opened the box, but I took a picture to show the boxes contents. I quickly was able to check my order on the StewMac site, a really good think for buying off the theNet, and saw that I Had indeed ordered the set of 3 files.. of which one was missing.. I emailed Stewmac and explained my sad predicament.

It was Saturday here in Oz and I had the long wait till our Tuesday, to get their answer to my missing File. Without any queries at all, ( no doubt they checked their end of it all ) they said a replacement would arrive, free of any issues or demands, which they did, and it arrived especially quick on the Friday..!! a very speedy delivery.

Thank you all at StewMac who made this this great effort to ''repair'' this mishap. Its nice to do business with honest professional people, even more so when the business is in one country on the other side of the Worlds and in the Northern hemisphere. Its business features like this that restore your faith in humanity. Thanks to you all at StewMac, you still have my business and I will share your quality credentials with all my like minded friends here In Oz. Cheers Guys.

Noel Bourke, Mongrel Guitars, Perth.

2.0

Disappointing

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Verified Buyer


I bought this file a couple years ago, i was just starting to build guitars and basses, so i thought this was a wise solution to my fret levelling, but i found the radius to be almost flat, and always inmediately lower the top of the frets, instead of rounding the edge first as i expected.
I gave it a try recently again, but i ended up using the old school method again.
I read one reviewer that share the same experience, that´s why i´m writhing this review now.

Response from StewMac


Hi Steven,
We're sorry our Dual-grit Diamond Fret File did not work for you as you expected. If you would like to speak with our Customer Support Team about a refund or replacement for this file, please feel free to give us a call at 1-800-848-2273. We look forward to helping you with this.

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