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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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Concave Fret End Files For wide frets

For wide frets

Item # 1705
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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*. 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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Best tools for the job

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File This

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Best tools on my bench!

4.0

Concave Fret End Files, Things To Know

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I have had my original Fret End Dressing File for many years now, and while it does work well, it can be tedious sometimes, to try to get the "round" on the fret end. When I purchased the concave files, I thought it would eliminate a lot of that. The do "put the round" back on the fret ends, but I noticed that when I ran my palm on the fingerboard edge, I could still feel slight burrs. However, my original Fret Dressing file took care of those with just a few strokes and now the fret ends are nice and smooth. It seems that the concave files can only do so much, they are not a "do it with one shot an it's done" kind of tool. That is why I only gave them four stars. That being said, do like I did and keep that Fret End Dressing File, or purchase one if you don't have it.

5.0

Exactly what I've needed for decades.

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This is a must for doing fret end dressing work. I could've used this like ... 40 years ago.

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Fret file

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Great fret file

5.0

nice little files

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Used only once but worked nicely. Bought 2 different sizes.They will have their place when needed.

5.0

Easy does it

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Well made tool.. rounded internal surface blends well

5.0

Exactly what you need

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These files are perfect for end dressing frets and not marring up the neck. Excellent purchase

5.0

Un-finished Business

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Bought a used Jackson JS 32 in “mint” condition. It came to me with unfinished fret ends. It’s as if that step was skipped at the factory. I fretted all weekend, what should I do? Return it, get my money back? Or, get the right tool to finish the job myself so some poor soul down the road doesn’t get it in their hands and think, is this what guitar playing is supposed to be like? This tool is built to do exactly what it’s supposed to do and it does it well.

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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

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