Diamond Fret Crowning File AND Neck Rest

  • Product Code: TF053
  • EAN: 5060489151520
  • Availability: In Stock
  • £42.89 each & FREE Delivery in UK.

    Dispatched within 2 days

Available Options

This is a combination of

  • our diamond fret crowning file with Oak handle (TF085) (Please select file size)
  • and our softwood neck rest (TA005)
Frets need to be rounded to remove the flat tops after levelling, or when you dress frets to remove wear grooves. A rounded fret top is best achieved by using a rounded file !

The fret crowning file is a diamond file with a concave profile which is mounted in shaped handle made of English Oak. Please select the crowning file width ( 2.0mm or  2.5mm or 3.0mm wide. are available) The file is about 35mm long and is concave to match the fret profile - when in use the file stays on the fret very well, there's no chatter.

These files last for many fretboards: diamond is the hardest known substance known and many little diamonds are embedded in a surface plating. As the surface wears new diamonds are exposed. They are equally long lasting on stainless frets and normal nickel silver frets. The file is permanently attached to the handle.

An excellent finish results and a full polished fret is quickly obtained by using sandpaper of about 1000 grit, 1500 grit and then micromesh of 8,000 grit or over. The best job is done by going through 800, 1000, 1200, 1500, 2000 grit and then 8,000 micromesh - it's only a couple of rubs with each and if you use a spring steel strip to protect the fretboard then the paper glides across the surface of the fret and strip easily.

I have geared the design of this so that its comfortable use, economic to produce, but has the full advantages of diamond abrasion. It weighs only about 40 grammes.

As always, before using any type of abrasive tools on a guitar it is recommended suitable masking (such as fretboard protector strip) is used to protect the fretboard wood and other parts of the guitar.

The long neck rest (or caul) has a shaped cork surface (4mm thick) attached to a solid wood block made from RedWood Pine.

The back of a guitar neck sits in a stable position on the cork. The cork provides an excellent surface that will not scratch the guitar and will not allow the guitar to slip.

There is also a layer of cork on the base of the caul.

Neck Rest Dimensions
•   240mm Long
•   80mm Wide
•   50mm High

Fret Crowning File Dimensions are :
•  The concave part of the file is about 0.5mm deep.
•  Diamond File Length: 35mm
•  Overall Tool Length: 100mm
•  Fine Grit Diamond File
•  Available in 2.0mm OR 2.5mm OR 3.0mm File Width. 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. Our normal crowning files are supplied with a file of 2.5mm width. We have sold thousands of this size and found that it fits the majority of frets

Fret Crowning File Features
• Very comfortable to hold file.
• Concave cutting file to match fret profile.
• Diamond files cut equally well when moving forwards or backwards with NO chatter.
• Suitable for Stainless Steel frets.

Diamond Files & Finishing Effort
We have used a Oak handle whcih we use in many of our other fretting tools. Diamond Files are really the best surfaces developed by mankind for abrasion - the resulting surface is by far the smoothest hand filed surface possible - hence less finishing and polishing!

FREE 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


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: £11.00 £2.75
Worldwide: £21.00 £5.25
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);
Length File Length: 35mm. File Handle Length: 100mm. Neck Rest Length: 240mm
Width File Widths Available: 2.0mm, 2.5mm or 3.0mm Neck Rest Width: 80mm
Materials Crowning File Handle : European Oak. Neck Rest: Redwood Pine.
File Grit Fine

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