TWO Diamond Fret Crowning Files with Oak Handle

  • Product Code: TF086
  • EAN: 5060489151476
  • Availability: In Stock
  • £44.48 set of two & FREE Delivery in UK.

    ** Order by 10.00am for SAME DAY DISPATCH **

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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 !

These are diamond fret crowning files. A diamond file with a concave profile is mounted in shaped handle made of English Oak.

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.

The diamond file itself is
about 35mm long and can be 2.0mm, 2.5mm or 3.0mm wide. The files are concave to match the fret profile - when in use the file stays on the fret very well, there's no chatter.

An excellent finish results and 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 - its 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.

•  35mm File Length
 File Widths: 2.0mm, 2.5mm and 3.0mm
•  100mm Handle Length
•  Fine Grit Diamond File

• 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 ** Order by 10.00am for SAME DAY DISPATCH **
UKRoyal Mail 1st Class Signed For
InternationalRoyal Mail International Airmail Tracked
Shipping Costs For This Product
  Single Item Shipping Cost
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Combined Shipping Cost
(at 75% Discount)
Europe: £4.90 £1.23
Worldwide: £5.90 £1.48
Combined Shipping Cost The cost is calculated as
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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. Handle Length: 100mm
Width File Widths: 2.0mm, 2.5mm and 3.0mm
File Grit Fine
Handle European Oak

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