3-Corner Fret Dressing Files

3-Corner Fret Dressing Files, Small, 7-3/8"
Small, 7-3/8" Item # 1601 In stock, ready to ship!
$30.18
3-Corner Fret Dressing Files, Medium, 8"
Medium, 8" Item # 1602 In stock, ready to ship!
$31.79
3-Corner Fret Dressing Files, Large, 9"
Large, 9" Item # 1603 In stock, ready to ship!
$49.14
3-Corner Fret Dressing Files, Set of 3
Set of 3 Item # 1600 In stock, ready to ship!
$111.11
$104.44
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3-Corner Fret Dressing Files

Specially made for traditional fret crowning and shaping.

Smooth corners protect the fretboard.
These special files are for those who prefer a traditional method of fret crowning. Their smooth corners won't leave scratches in the fretboard, and they're great for shaping the ends of the frets.

The small fine-cut file has 3" x 1/8" tapered cutting surfaces, and the medium-cut file has 5" x 1/4" tapered surfaces. The large file is known as a cant saw file, and is a favorite of our fret expert Dan Erlewine and many other well-known luthiers. It has a versatile flattened-triangle shape, with a 4-5/8" x 1/2" and two 4-5/8" x 5/16" cutting surfaces. All files have comfortable rubber-coated handles.
Works on stainless frets, too!
All of our tools are suitable for use on stainless-steel fretwire*. 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.
*Excludes our original Fret Tang Nippers. We recommend our Deluxe Fret Tang Nippers for stainless-steel fretwire.
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