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Mini Dual Angle Diamond Bevel File

This is a spare file for our miniature bevel file. The file length is 45mm. The diamond file passes through a slot in an angled block. Where the file exits the block a 90 degree or 35 degree angle is made. The file fits the slot securely and is held in place with an allen screw to prevent the file moving.
By sliding the file into the block either the 90 of 35 degree angle is obtained and the amount the file protrudes from the block can also be altered.
This tool is ideal for bevelling the odd fret or for doing a few frets following a partial refret. Our larger bevel files are recommended for bigger jobs. Ideally this short file , at only 45mm, is best used to produce the correct angle on a single fret.
Reducing the length of the fret to roughly the correct length is best done using a longer ,coarser, file - and to use this little file to finish the angle correctly and get a nice smooth finish.
Guitar Tool: Fret Bevelling  2010-01-01  Id:258  ChrisAlsopGuitar  

Current Price: £10.42

Diamond Fret Crowning File

This is a diamond fret crowning file where a diamond file with a concave profile is mounted in a rigid polymer blade mounted on a light weight aluminium & beech riveted handle. These files last for many fretboards and are equally long lasting on stainless frets and normal nickel silver frets. 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 !
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 full polished fret is quickly obtained by using sandpaper of about 1000 grit, 1500 grit and then micromesh of 8000 grit or over. Its only a couple of rubs with each and if you use a spring steel strip to protect the fretboard then the sandpaper 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.
Guitar Tool: Fret Crowning  2010-01-01  Id:222  ChrisAlsopGuitar  

Current Price: £24.93

Diamond Fret Crowning File

This is a diamond fret crowning file where a diamond file with a concave profile is mounted in a rigid polymer blade mounted on a light weight aluminium & beech riveted handle. These files last for many fretboards and are equally long lasting on stainless frets and normal nickel silver frets. 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 !
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 full polished fret is quickly obtained by using sandpaper of about 1000 grit, 1500 grit and then micromesh of 8000 grit or over. Its only a couple of rubs with each and if you use a spring steel strip to protect the fretboard then the sandpaper 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.
Guitar Tool: Fret Crowning  2010-01-01  Id:223  ChrisAlsopGuitar  

Current Price: £24.93

Diamond Fret Crowning File

This is a diamond fret crowning file where a diamond file with a concave profile is mounted in a rigid polymer blade mounted on a light weight aluminium & beech riveted handle. These files last for many fretboards and are equally long lasting on stainless frets and normal nickel silver frets. 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 !
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 full polished fret is quickly obtained by using sandpaper of about 1000 grit, 1500 grit and then micromesh of 8000 grit or over. Its only a couple of rubs with each and if you use a spring steel strip to protect the fretboard then the sandpaper 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.
Guitar Tool: Fret Crowning  2010-01-01  Id:225  ChrisAlsopGuitar  

Current Price: £24.93

Diamond Fret Crowning File

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 !
This is a diamond fret crowning file. A diamond file with a concave profile is mounted in shaped handle made of engineering plastic. These files last for many fretboards and are equally long lasting on stainless frets and normal nickel silver frets.
The diamond file itself is 2.5mm wide by 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.
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.
We have used a very low friction engineering plastic (so if you do slip it will not scratch badly!), which is used 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
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 8000 grit or over. Its only a couple of rubs with each and if you use a spring steel strip to protect the fretboard then the sandpaper glides across the surface of the fret and strip easily.
Guitar Tool: Fret Crowning  2010-01-01  Id:228  ChrisAlsopGuitar  

Current Price: £23.07

Diamond Fret Crowning File

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 !
This is a diamond fret crowning file. A diamond file with a concave profile is mounted in shaped handle made of engineering plastic. These files last for many fretboards and are equally long lasting on stainless frets and normal nickel silver frets.
The diamond file itself is 2.5mm wide by 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.
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.
We have used a very low friction engineering plastic (so if you do slip it will not scratch badly!), which is used 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
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 8000 grit or over. Its only a couple of rubs with each and if you use a spring steel strip to protect the fretboard then the sandpaper glides across the surface of the fret and strip easily.
Guitar Tool: Fret Crowning  2010-01-01  Id:229  ChrisAlsopGuitar  

Current Price: £23.07

Diamond Fret Crowning File

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 !
This is a diamond fret crowning file. A diamond file with a concave profile is mounted in shaped handle made of engineering plastic. These files last for many fretboards and are equally long lasting on stainless frets and normal nickel silver frets.
The diamond file itself is 2.5mm wide by 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.
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.
We have used a very low friction engineering plastic (so if you do slip it will not scratch badly!), which is used 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
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 8000 grit or over. Its only a couple of rubs with each and if you use a spring steel strip to protect the fretboard then the sandpaper glides across the surface of the fret and strip easily.
Guitar Tool: Fret Crowning  2010-01-01  Id:230  ChrisAlsopGuitar  

Current Price: £23.07

Little Fret Leveller with Diamond File

This is a short diamond file with a permanently bonded oak handle. It is designed to be guided along an individual fret for eliminating localised high spots and for reshaping the fret crown into a peak after fret levelling.
Fine Diamond files - which consist a coating of industrial diamonds embedded in a flat metal surface - give an extremely smooth finish and also have the advantage that they cut equally well in any direction of travel. This allows a back and forth motion to concentrate the abrasion on a particular area and keep the file always in contact with the fret, which helps achieve better accuracy of cut.
Diamond files produce a very smooth finish on the frets - this property makes these files suitable for any type of fret shaping. Once the frets are level the flat tops on the frets need reshaping to regain the peaked crown. These files have all sharp edges ground off so can be guided along the fret to reshape the crown. As always, before using any type of abrasive tools on a guitar it is recommended suitable protection. Ideally use our ultra thin hardened steel protector strips (see our other items) to protect the fretboard and allow smooth motion of the file.
Guitar Tool: Fret Levellers  2010-01-01  Id:206  ChrisAlsopGuitar  

Current Price: £16.92

Diamond File Fret Leveller with interchangable file

This is a diamond file mounted in a holder which allows it to be guided along the fretboard with the file cutting a level onto the tops, or crown, of the frets. The device is made in our workshops by Chris Alsop and provides an efficient and easy to use solution to getting the frets level.
The file can be moved along in the holder and clamped in any position. It can extend out from one side to just over half its length, this is great for actually being able to see which frets are getting abrasion as you gently move the file. The default file is a fine grit file 150mm long, which is ideal for levelling frets over large sections of the fretboard and will last well. Other files available (see our separate advert) are coarse grit files - which remove the material faster, and shorter files - 75mm long half length files, which are ideal for levelling high spots.
Exchanging the file is quick and simple so its OK to swap out files for different stages of the same job.
Guitar Tool: Fret Levellers  2010-01-01  Id:209  ChrisAlsopGuitar  

Current Price: £22.05

Diamond File Fret Leveller with interchangable file

This is a diamond file mounted in a holder which allows it to be guided along the fretboard with the file cutting a level onto the tops, or crown, of the frets. The device is made in our workshops by Chris Alsop and provides an efficient and easy to use solution to getting the frets level.
The file can be moved along in the holder and clamped in any position. It can extend out from one side to just over half its length, this is great for actually being able to see which frets are getting abrasion as you gently move the file. The default file is a fine grit file 150mm long, which is ideal for levelling frets over large sections of the fretboard and will last well. Other files available (see our separate advert) are coarse grit files - which remove the material faster, and shorter files - 75mm long half length files, which are ideal for levelling high spots.
Exchanging the file is quick and simple so its OK to swap out files for different stages of the same job.
Guitar Tool: Fret Levellers  2010-01-01  Id:210  ChrisAlsopGuitar  

Current Price: £22.05

Diamond File Fret Leveller with interchangable file

This is a diamond file mounted in a holder which allows it to be guided along the fretboard with the file cutting a level onto the tops, or crown, of the frets. The device is made in our workshops by Chris Alsop and provides an efficient and easy to use solution to getting the frets level.
The file can be moved along in the holder and clamped in any position. It can extend out from one side to just over half its length, this is great for actually being able to see which frets are getting abrasion as you gently move the file. The default file is a fine grit file 150mm long, which is ideal for levelling frets over large sections of the fretboard and will last well. Other files available (see our separate advert) are coarse grit files - which remove the material faster, and shorter files - 75mm long half length files, which are ideal for levelling high spots.
Exchanging the file is quick and simple so its OK to swap out files for different stages of the same job.
Guitar Tool: Fret Levellers  2010-01-01  Id:211  ChrisAlsopGuitar  

Current Price: £22.05

Diamond File Fret Leveller with interchangable file

This is a diamond file mounted in a holder which allows it to be guided along the fretboard with the file cutting a level onto the tops, or crown, of the frets. The device is made in our workshops by Chris Alsop and provides an efficient and easy to use solution to getting the frets level.
The file can be moved along in the holder and clamped in any position. It can extend out from one side to just over half its length, this is great for actually being able to see which frets are getting abrasion as you gently move the file. The default file is a fine grit file 150mm long, which is ideal for levelling frets over large sections of the fretboard and will last well. Other files available (see our separate advert) are coarse grit files - which remove the material faster, and shorter files - 75mm long half length files, which are ideal for levelling high spots.
Exchanging the file is quick and simple so its OK to swap out files for different stages of the same job.
Guitar Tool: Fret Levellers  2010-01-01  Id:212  ChrisAlsopGuitar  

Current Price: £22.05