Thomann Fret File

Fret File

  • For filing and reshaping of frets
  • Cut 3
  • Dimensions without handle (L x W x D): 150 x 16 x 4 mm

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Inexpensive and effective
27.10.2016
I bought this file thinking that I would buy some cheap option to get started on fretwork and then buy a proper one when I got good at it... Actually, I've done many setups by now and this file is withstanding the test of time with no issues whatsoever

It does the job pretty well and works fine on any Medium to Jumbo frets, and will last for a long time.

Pros:
- Quality file that fits 80 to 90% of frets sizes out there
- I like the cable a lot and find it really comfortable for the task. Considering that you shouldn't get too comfortable while you crown the frets (so you stop and don't file away too much), this provides you with the right amount of comfort.
- Being double-sided, it ensures that the file will really last for a long time
- The file is very long, which means you can cover the whole fret surface while crowning, without hitting the guitar neck with the file's cable

Cons:
Nothing that I can think of...

In sum, I would much rather buy another one of these when this one reaches its end-of-life, than getting a very expensive one that maybe will last for the same amount of time.
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ATTENTION it's not for ALL Jumbo Frets!
Kostaaa, 18.03.2021
The inner groove is 2.70mm wide!

I read in the reviews that most people recommend it for Jumbo frets (or Jumbo and Medium/most fret sizes). The Jumbo Frets on my guitars are around 2.9mm wide (Ibanez RGs). The file can't fit vertically and need to be angled. The inner edge got dull after 2-3 frets. It took me a LOT of effort (hours) to finish all 24 frets (twisting for the edges/moving under high angle on Ibanez RG - 2.92mm).
On the next day I tried on Medium frets (2.1mm) and the file was working just fine.
The Jumbo frets are anywhere from 2.49 to 2.99mm wide.
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"Cut 3" doesn't mean up to 3mm.
I sent a message to Thomann. They must update the description.

It's my 1st Fret File, so I can't compare it to something else.
Measure the Fret width before order.
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Good crowning file
Guitar64, 23.02.2021
Great for reprofiling the frets after levelling. Makes very short work of recrowning, just a few passes typically needed. Has safe edges to help protect the fingerboard but I also use masking tape. I like the rounded corners on the leading face of the file as they reduce the likelihood of causing damage to the guitar body. Also like the ergonomic wooden handle as it gives a good grip keeping the file perpendicular to the frets. It is tricky to use at the higher frets especially with low radius necks. It would benefit from an angle between the handle and file and maybe a shorter file length. I think that these features come with far more expensive files. So at this price and given that I use only for my guitars, no complaints.
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Excellent
Briano, 09.12.2014
I bought this file to crown the Stainless Steel frets on the guitar I was working on. I assumed I might get one or two guitars done before the file wore down, but about 10 guitars later I am still using it and there is plenty of guitars left in it. Buyers should know that working with stainless steel frets, will shorten the lifespan of any file but this has served me very well. I only use it after I level the frets , to file the sides of the frets to remove the flat surface. which it does very well. It takes only from the sides of the fretwire which is exactly what you want! If you are working on regular nickel frets this file will last in you toolbox for a long long time. Its double sided which is great... It a good solid build... not to heavy and very comfortable to hold. Highly recommended!
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