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Fret End Dressing File

Fret End Dressing File

Fret End Dressing File

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Fret End Dressing File

About This Item

The first thing a player feels is the fret ends, so always shape them with this file. Smooth, non-marring edges glide on the fingerboard while the fine-toothed sides deburr and round the fret.

For rounding, shaping and deburring.
This specialized file dresses the ends of the frets after they've been installed, trimmed flush and beveled.

One thin edge is ground "safe" to help protect the fretboard, and the other rounded over. This file cuts only where it needs to: on both sharp corners of the unground thin edge, and on both of the wider toothed cutting surfaces.

The cutting surfaces smooth the fret end bevel, and the sharp corners nip off the sharp burrs at the edge of the fret bevel where it meets the edge of the neck. With the safe edge facing down, the cutting surfaces of this little file do a good job of rounding over and shaping the fret ends.

File dimensions are .062" x .125" x 6", with 3" cutting surfaces.

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, 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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Video

Trade Secrets!

Trade Secrets!

Fixing fret ends that stick out in dry weather

This week, Erick Coleman answers a wintertime question: What to do about fret ends that stick out of the sides of the neck?

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5.0

The tool you need

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Perfect for fixing fret sprout

5.0

Good tool for the price

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This fret end file is a good tool for the price. Good for smoothing out those sharp fret ends that "feel so good" on your fingers.

5.0

I love these files

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I do a lot of fret dressing & this is my favourite tool for producing perfect fret ends. I have a couple of them & the first one has been used on many hundreds of fret jobs & is still working perfectly.

4.0

Works good, take your time...

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File worked good. I polished the "rounded" portion of the file with some 2000 grit sandpaper. Take your time...

5.0

High quality

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I was able to complete a very satisfying maintenance project on my nylon classical guitar.
The file was very good and it allowed for very close and detailed work.

5.0

Very useful item

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It works perfectly.

5.0

Worked well

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It did what it was supposed to. No scratches. Only the metal not the wood.

5.0

Thank you

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You had just the right tool for the job!

5.0

Finest teeth I have ever seen

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What a great file, perfect for fret ends and tangs

5.0

Perfect tool for the job.

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This was my first time attempting fret end work, but a combination of nice clear stewmac tutorial videos and the right tool for the job made it easier than expected, and I got a great result.

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