Thomann Fret File

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Decent Quality File
RobX, 25.03.2019
A decent quality fret file thats fairly substantial and comfortable in use.Well chosen general purpose grade teeth,cuts fairly quickly but not viciously.
Disadvantage is its only safely usable on wider frets so you will need another brand for most acoustics and many vintage or vintage spec electrics
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Good price
14.12.2015
It's a good price for what is as far as I'm concerned a pretty niche tool to own. I used it on a strat project to level off some of the frets and it worked just fine.
The handle is a bit small for my average sized hands, but I suppose that this stops you from being able to apply excess force, so make your own mind up about that. The small handle doesn't make it unusable, but I'd prefer it to be larger.
But enough nit-picking, it's a good quality file at a reasonable price and it got the job done for me.
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Fret filing no longer a problem
23.03.2016
I like to be able to do my own maintenance and repairs so I bought this fret file. Its not expensive and I've already used it to rescue two guitars from being almost unplayable, and now theyre fine. I'd recommend buying the fretboard guard too, so you can fine sand with emery paper ( I use 3000 grit to finish off my frets to a lovely smooth shine). Another tool I'd recommend would be a straight edge or fret rocker (a spare credit card will do at a push)
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Nice file
Honest Bear, 25.03.2019
This is really nice old school file with comfortable handle. Edges are smooth so you wont ruin your fretboard. Only thing it's missing is another radius on one side. It would be much more useful tool if it had that.
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why oh why didnt i get one sooner
KimH, 01.04.2014
If you've ever re-crowned leveled frets the old fashioned way, you'll wonder why you did'nt get one of these sooner, it really saves time and makes fret crowning MUCH easier.

nice polished edges so dose'nt rough up the fingerboard

Don't ride the file, use a light touch, Let the file do the work.

polish out chatter and tool marks afterwards.

to early to tell on long term quality but is sturdy enough to last a lot of re-crownings.
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Good for fettling frets at home
Mr Blue Sky, 26.08.2018
This makes tidying up high frets much easier for the novice - it features a concave curved edge meaning you don't need to shape the fret yourself - instead the file does that for you. A really useful and good value little tool.
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Worked for Me
ScottG, 17.04.2017
I'm only starting to learn when it comes to maintaining and working on my guitars. I bought this file for my early experimentation on some cheap, knock-around guitars I have around.

It did the trick on those, but please take in consideration that I'm not an expert on these matters.

If you're looking for an inexpensive tool to start out with, it's absolutely worth the price.
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Simple and good
PatrikB, 21.03.2014
This file does the job quickly and easily. It is easy to make even, long, controlled strokes with a nice result.

The straight design makes it a bit more difficult to use higher up on the neck where the body is in the way. There, another method is required, which is less controlled.

It does not show any obvious wear after touch-up of around 10 guitars.
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Good for big frets
Roemans, 11.09.2018
The file works perfectly. The only problem is that the grooves are quite deep so the file only works for the bigger frets, if a fret is low you will cut into the fretboard.
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Easy to use even for a beginner
21.04.2015
Did my first fret leveling this spring and I was a bit concerned if I´d mess it up. Did some research and decided to buy this tool.

Easy to use, does not harm the fretboard ( if used with common sense and right angle on the edges) and does not grind too much of the metal away at once.

Learned the right technique by watching videos on the subject and had a good first result. Would recommend the product for beginners like me.

Maybe the shape of the handle could be more anatomicly suitable to the hand - other than that I´m pleased with it.
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Useful Item
Chronos, 17.08.2014
I have used this on 5 guitars so far, it's doing okay, you just have to be careful with what you're doing. It works well, but I feel there could be a better design out there than this, but for the price its perfectly fine.
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Good stuff but can be improved.
Gn'R357, 07.01.2015
This fret file is well made and its quality is good, however it can be improved a lot:
- The filing grooves are the same whereas they could be of different shapes intended to file different fret profiles
- Two different fine filing surfaces could have been added to the smooth sides of this tool
This fret file does its job well but can still be improved.
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Nice purchase!
JohnnyGomes, 30.05.2015
I loved this tool. Now I can make my own fret adjustments and save money (which will be use to buy more gear, mwahahah... :-D )

It's sturdy and well made. I highly recommend. It's not difficult to make your own fret adjustments. Just search online, learn, have a much comfortable guitar to play and save money ;-)
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a good fret file
26.02.2016
I used to go to a luthiery class where I could borrow files, so seeing one on thomanns website I bought it. It does the job exactly as it should. I've only used a couple of fret files so I can't comment on differences in quality. However this is something you can't buy in the average music shop or tool store, so well done thomann for stocking it.
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Good Product
Adam R., 12.10.2014
Good product for filing down one fret at a time, it sits over the fret and is contoured which is very handy for non-slip shaping of individual frets. I'm a novice at fret work and found it ideal.
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good budget fret-file
Andrew5013, 17.04.2016
I manage to get 4-6 fret dresses out of these.

Great for the price. Solid build.
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Good File
14.03.2016
I do the occasional fret job on my own guitars and sometimes for friends. I figured that it was time for me to get a new one . This one seems to be a good quality .It`s a good size for the typical medium frets found on most guitars. It does a nice job without any faults . It's more than adequate for repairs or the one-off builder . . . and the price is right. I recommend.
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thoman fret file
Ann B., 07.03.2015
this file is vey good at leveling frets if you have a high fret which most cheaper guitars tend to have this does a great job of leveling them out its good quality and does its job well
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Does the job
Sean W., 01.06.2013
Let me say first
!!! If you dont know what your doing let a professional do it !!!

Other wise it does its job
The wooden handle is a bit flimsy but its the cheapest one on the market by a mile
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Thomann Fret File

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