Additional File for Chris Alsop Diamond Crowning File Systems

  • Product Code: TF082
  • EAN: 5060489151209
  • Availability: In Stock
  • £20.28 each & FREE Delivery in UK.

    Dispatched within 2 days

Available Options

This is a ONE additional diamond file to fit our Beech Handle Diamond Crowning File (TF080) or Small Handle Fret Crowning System (TF088). There is an option to purchase this with the handle.

The diamond file has a concave profile

The concave part of the file is about 0.5mm deep. The width of the abrasive surface of the file is as stated i.e. 2mm, 2.5mm or 3mm. The ideal file size is a little smaller than the fret width.
Also by leaning over the fret side a little, so the abrasion is directed where you want it, the file will cope with smaller and bigger frets than the file width.

Dimensions Available
• Fine Grit File
• Choose from File Width : 2.0mm or 2.5mm or 3.0mm

•  The diamond file is concave to match the fret profile. When in use, the file stays on the fret very well and there's no chatter.  Being a diamond file it cuts equally well when moving forwards or backwards.
• An excellent finish results and and a fully polished fret is quickly obtained by going through the sandpaper from coarse to fine grit : 800, 1000, 1200, 1500, 2000, and finally 2500 grit - it's only a couple of rubs with each and when you use the spring steel strip to protect the fretboard then the paper glides across the surface of the fret and strip easily.  Dremel polishing wheels can be used - but be careful as the fret can get very hot very quickly if you stay on it too long with a power tool.
•  When fitted to the handle, the design is geared so maximum visibility is achieved. This is vital to do a good job and so the blade (which holds the file) is only about 3.5mm thick and hence the fret that you are filing can be clearly seen. Also, it is balanced in the middle and is lightweight. This gives the maximum feel to the tool for how the cutting process is progressing. It weighs only about 85 grams.
•  As always, before using any type of abrasive tools on a guitar it is recommended suitable masking is used to protect the fretboard wood and other parts of the guitar.
As with any abrasives used near a guitar - always use adequate shielding of the fretboard, guitar body, pickups, etc

Suitable for Stainless Steel frets.

INCLUDED With This Item
• A set of sandpaper strips of grits: 800, 1000, 1200, 1500,2000, 2500. (see photo)
• Spring Steel Fretboard Protector strip to protect your fretboard.
• Advice sheet on use of this tool
• A comprehensive guide to fret replacement by Chris Alsop

Dispatch Time and Shipping Method
Dispatch Time Dispatched within 2 days
UKRoyal Mail 1st Class Signed For
InternationalRoyal Mail International Airmail Tracked
Shipping Costs For This Product
  Single Item Shipping Cost
(Full Rate)
Combined Shipping Cost
(at 75% Discount)
Europe: £8.00 £2.00
Worldwide: £7.00 £1.75
Combined Shipping Cost The cost is calculated as
1) The item with the highest postal rate is charged at full rate
2) ALL additional items are charged at the discounted rate of 75%

(Highest Postal Cost Item @ Full Rate) + (Additional items @ Discounted Rate);
Width File Width Available: 2.0mm, 2.5mm, 3.0mm.
File Diamond File
File Grit Fine Grit

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