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Fret Beveling File

Fret Beveling File

Fret Beveling File 3-3/4" length

3-3/4" length

Item # 3760
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$62.82

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Fret Beveling File 7-1/2" length

7-1/2" length

Item # 3775
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$83.86

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Fret Beveling File 3-3/4" replacement file

3-3/4" replacement file

Item # 3760-FILE
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$16.91

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Fret Beveling File 7-1/2" replacement file

7-1/2" replacement file

Item # 3775-FILE
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$24.54

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Fret Beveling File, Set of 2

Set of 2

Item # 3759
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Fret Beveling File

About This Item

Low-friction files for fret ends.
Sold individually or SAVE when you buy the set of both files.

The Fret Beveling File is the fast, accurate way to put a uniform 35° bevel on fret ends after installing new frets. With a quick, smooth motion, this file angles the fret ends and makes them ready for fret dressing and polishing. Available in either 3-3/4" or 7-1/2" filing lengths.

This 1-1/2" x 1-3/4" block (two lengths are available) holds a removable fine-tooth flat file at the proper 35° angle to bevel all the fret ends along the edge of the fingerboard. The block is made of low-friction material for smooth, easy filing. The 3-3/4" model is for short fingerboards (mandolins, for example), and for spot-filing partial refrets. It's also useful for working on used instruments with necks that aren't straight.

This product is made exclusively for Stewart-MacDonald by

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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Fret Beveling Files

Downloadable instructions for smoothing fret ends with Fret Beveling Files.

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5.0

Excellent control

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Verified Buyer


Replaceable file. Small for good control

4.0

Saves A Lot Of "Guesstimating"

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Verified Buyer


After years of "rolling the dice" trying to get a proper angle to bevel fret ends and the fingerboard edges, with files and even sandpaper, this tool does it all in one procedure. You automatically get that proper angle, no doubt about it. One thing I did notice upon using it the first time, however, is that it's a good idea to apply a bit of pressure on the tool and maintain it as you move it down the neck, to minimize the tendency of it wanting to back away from the fingerboard edge. The only reason that I gave four stars is that the file should be just a tad more aggressive. It's also a good practice, as I found out, to keep the file clean after a few strokes, as it can get clogged easily with both metal from the frets and wood dust from the fingerboard. Other than the file needing to be a little more aggressive, this tool is well worth having, it makes a needed job much easier.

5.0

Works like a charm!

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Verified Buyer


A little expensive, but well worth it! Used it to file down my razor blade fret ends. No more bloody fingers! Make sure you clean the flat edge that glides on the frets often as you file because little metal particles might scratch your frets if you don't. Worked wonderfully! File takes more off than you might think, so take your time, use just a gentle pressure and you will have great results. Glad I bought it. Now I have the tool if I need it for my other guitars.

5.0

Very handy

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Verified Buyer


Nice tool to have on hand. Makes short work of beveling. Definitely worth the investment

5.0

Great tool

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Verified Buyer


I bought this for my build and its great.

5.0

No good substitute for this great tool

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Verified Buyer


Unless you make one yourself and can somehow get ahold of a file with no handle, there is no good substitute for this tool. You can file down the new fret edges until they are just flush with the fret board without damaging the fret board. If you try to use just a regular file, it is likely that something will get damaged. A great addition to a home-luthier's took kit to do the job right.

5.0

Have to say it is worth every penny!

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Verified Buyer


It's pricey for sure, but worth it. Super easy to use and works really well.

2.0

DIY quality file.

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Verified Buyer


After i bought stewmac fret dress file, with that no sharp edge that can damage the fret board, i believe stew mac is genius, so i bought this with the same mind set. I was wrong. This file has a big flaw. the side of the file is sharp. when you slip it will cut your your fret that dont need to be filed. Acctually i think this is just a modified ordinary file but sell with inflated price that has a bad design flaw and they market it as fret beveling file that is has a same quality that most DIY can build.

Hope it will get upgraded. so for now. you need a painter tape to cover up that sharp side.

5.0

Fix Fret Sprout

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Verified Buyer


I recently went through my Strat neck thoroughly including refinishing the frets. This tool bevels the fret ends to a consistent angle prior to rounding them making the final result clean and consistent.

4.0

Great file, just don't rush

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Verified Buyer


After refretting a Peavey T-60 neck, I used this file to bevel the fret edges. I accidentally skipped and scratched the fret tops. Lesson learned. But this is a necessary tool to keep that pro-edge.

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