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Fret/Fingerboard Leveling Files

Fret/Fingerboard Leveling Files

Fret/Fingerboard Leveling Files Fret Leveler, 3"

Fret Leveler, 3"

Item # 0861
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Fret/Fingerboard Leveling Files Fret Leveler, 6"

Fret Leveler, 6"

Item # 0862
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Fret/Fingerboard Leveling Files Fingerboard leveler, 6"

Fingerboard leveler, 6"

Item # 0864
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$52.27

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 Fret/Fingerboard Leveling Files, Set of 3

Fret/Fingerboard Leveling Files, Set of 3

Item # 0860
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Fret/Fingerboard Leveling Files

About This Item

These custom-made files give you a handle on your fret work!

These files work quickly to level frets or fingerboards, leaving a smooth finish.

Each file is 1" wide with a comfortable hardwood handle. The 6" length is for general use, and the 3" length is for spot leveling.

The fret leveling files have single-cut teeth with a steeper angle to eliminate "chatter." They cut faster and smoother than most fret leveling files we've used, they work quickly, and they're great for dressing and beveling fret ends.

The fingerboard leveler is a double-cut file for ebony, rosewood and pearl inlays. Despite its rough appearance, it leaves a smooth finish.

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*. 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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3.0

Not my kind of a tool

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Very coarse. Like some other reviewers, i advise you: get those diamond sharpeners, or a steel beam and stick-it sandpaper.

5.0

sharp and smooth!# 0862

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It is a reliable and durable tool! Sometimes I use it for leveling different parts, not only frets. The main measure to know the possibilities of this tool and do not spoil it.

3.0

Nice Size, very coarse

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To reiterate what others have already said, the file is very coarse. The size is good and the handle is nice, but it does leave quite a lot of work as far as crowning and polishing goes.

2.0

Too rough for my taste.

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I have a 6in. The handle gives good control but I feel that it removes too much material. Be careful and use only little pressure. On a recent project, I started with this file but I finished the levelling with a med-fine diamond sharpening stone (approx 2x6) which gave me much more control. If I were you, I would invest in a general purpose diamond sharpening stone - more expensive but more versatile and easier to use.

3.0

Quick but rough

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Removes material fast, but I found it leaves a VERY rough finish. But not so much of a problem if you are using a sand paper fret leveller afterwards.

5.0

Simply Excellent.

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My prefered file for fret jobs, tested all other similar files on ebay; no one matches the quality of that file. I also uses a lot the baby size (3"), that I found useful for partial refretting / repair jobs.

5.0

Wonderful tool!

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The 6" fret leveler is an awesome, well constructed beautiful feeling tool. Top marks Stewmac!

3.0

It's ok

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Lawn mower blade from hardware store cut better for me. A lot to pay for a wood handle.

5.0

Excellent file!

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This is a very easy file to use. It has a great grip, is comfortable, has no sharp edges in the wrong places, cuts just enough and not too fast. Highly recommended. I used this file to knock down the exposed edges of a new Am Std Strat. Then I cleaned them up with a fret dressing file and finished with a series of abrasive pads. All from Stew Mac and it turned out much better than the factory fretjob!

4.0

Nice file with useable handle

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I was using just a plain file in the past but the wooden handle has me spoiled, keeps your hands far away from the sharp ends. Would not be hard to make. The only issue I had is after 6mos of minimal use the file separated from the handle. I could have just re glued the file to the handle but in looking at it, not enough glue was applied in the first place (IMHO). I did contact Stew Mac and they replaced the filed right away. Other than that it is my go to file for the fret edges.

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