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Concave Fret End Files

Concave Fret End Files

Concave Fret End Files For medium frets

For medium frets

Item # 1704
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$57.15

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Concave Fret End Files For wide frets

For wide frets

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 Concave Fret End Files, Set of 2

Concave Fret End Files, Set of 2

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Concave Fret End Files

About This Item

Extra-versatile files for fret end shaping.

These unique tools are for use after the frets have been installed, trimmed flush to the sides, and beveled with a flat file. They go a step beyond our popular Fret End Dressing File, adding a single-cut toothed concave filing surface. This makes smoothing the fret ends and delicately blending them into the crown of the fret more efficient. A professional touch, and a great fix for fret ends that protrude in dry weather, too.

Efficient design: Each file has a slim shape and 30-degree angled end, for good control and ease of use. The right tool for the job.

Concave surface: Single-cut teeth help blend the fret ends into the fret crown.

Safe surface: Opposite the concave edge is a flat, untoothed surface to protect the fretboard when you're filing with the side surfaces.

Toothed sides: The single-cut teeth on the sides file away metal burrs and help smooth the bevel on the fret ends.

Safe corners: Each file also has smooth untoothed corners to help prevent damage to the fingerboard and the upper edges of bound necks.

Available in two sizes, for medium and wide frets:
Medium: .080" (2mm)
Wide: .120" (3mm)

Each of these sturdy steel files is 7-7/8" long (similar files from other suppliers are only 3"), a practical length for filing fret ends without jamming the handle against the edge of the fretboard. Cutting surface length is 2-3/4". The file tang is rubber-coated for comfort.

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

Worth every penny

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I used the wide version to file the fret ends of two guitars that were shredding my left index finger, one with stainless and the other with evo frets and it worked perfectly on both guitars. The file is extremely easy and safe to use (it did not damage the wood at all) and it took about 15 minutes per guitar. I only did the high E side of each fretboard though since that's the only side that matters to me. I've used a lot of tools in my life and this is definitely one of the best and most ingenious.

5.0

Great invention

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I bought the smaller file last purchase and did a perfect job on smaller frets, so this purchase i bought the larger one for bigger frets. Great time saver with both tools

5.0

Super!

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Excellent tool, did the job quickly and cleanly.

5.0

Concave Fret End Files Work Great

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These fret files are wonderful, I highly recommend them!

5.0

Should not have waited!

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I was resistant to spend this much money on a little ol' file, but the great reviews finally convinced me to go for it... why oh why did I wait to get this perfect tool??!! I have over twenty guitars in my collection, and at least three of them are nearly unplayable due to the risk of cutting my fingers on nasty, protruding fret-ends. I tried very carefully dressing them with lesser files, but it was obvious that it would take forever, and risk damaging the neck. Not so with this brilliantly designed, specialized file - the job is easy-peasy, and the results A+

5.0

This & a Z-file is all you’ll ever need

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Makes fret end dressing simple & fast.

5.0

Great tools for the Guitar player/Luthier who works on his/her own instruments.

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I bought these great Concave Fret End Files from Stew Mac because I desperately needed a fret file that would do the job correctly and not damage the fretboard of my guitars.
These files were just the answer that I had been looking for. I recently had purchased a very nice Classical guitar from a well known Classical guitar Company, for some unknown reason it came from the factory without a proper fret job. The fret ends were very sharp and could very easily slice a finger open if you were not careful. I had a couple of fret files in my guitar tool kit but they were not concave files like the ones from Stew Mac and could easily damage the guitar fretboard trying to round the fret edges.
The Stew Mac files worked perfectly! I was able to take down the sharp fret edges with no damage to my guitar what so ever. My Classical guitar is no longer a danger but a pleasure to play. Great job Stew Mac!
Next I will use these great files on my prized 335 who is getting up there in years and her fret edges could use a little TLC now.
If you are a guitar player like me who prefers to do his own work on the instruments he loves and is qualified to do so look no further than Stew Mac for the right tools to get just about any guitar repair job done. Thanks again Stew Mac!
Robin J.
Professional Musician/Songwriter and Recording Studio owner in East Texas USA

5.0

This little file pretty much does it all

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I am just getting into fretting my own guitar necks. After doing some homework, I chose this file to get me into the fretting game. I was pleased with how much of the job I could do with this one instrument - end round over, cleaning the flash from end bevel filing, and much more. This file is well thought out and well made.

5.0

fret file

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love it, works great. no more rattle snake bites.

5.0

Excellent product

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This high quality tool has really helped me to lower the time I spend dressing frets. A must have for anyone doing a fair amount of fret work.

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