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I want to express my deepest gratitude to the team at LMII.  When I started making guitars 26 years ago, my first guitar was made from wood that I ordered from the LMI catalog (there was no internet back then). Since then, the team at LMI has been nothing short of excellent!  The products and services are second to none.  My only regret is that I waited 26 years to say...THANK YOU!

Respectfully, 
Tony Vines

Fret Crowning Files

FRETTINGFretRoundingFileFFR500

FFR and FFR2

FRETTINGFretRoundingFileSetFFS500

Fret file set, FFS

Fret files are made for rounding or crowning frets after leveling them. We carry a couple of different options:

  • The FFR fret rounding file is for medium-sized fretwire and has two cutting hollows of equal size. One hollow is a coarse cut (bastard) for efficient chip removal, and the other is a fine cut (mill) for more accurate dressing. Use this file with our FW74, FW72, or any other medium-sized fretwire.

    The FFR2 file is for wider fretwire and has the same coarse and fine cut hollows. Use this with our larger crowned fretwire.

    We also carry a Fret File Set of 3 tool steel files, FFS. There is a narrow, a medium and a wide file and each file has two equally sized cutting edges. The cutting edge of the medium and wide file extends to the flat surface (see photo), so it is necessary to tape off the fingerboard (always a good idea, anyway). 

  • Each file in the FFS set measures 7 3/8" long x 5/8" wide with a 4" cutting edge. The colored rubber handles enable you to get a good grip when filing.

SKU Product Name In Stock Each  
FFR Fret crowning (rounding) file w/ Rosewood handle for medium frets
No $44.73
FFRM Fret crowning (rounding) file w/ Maple handle for medium frets Yes $44.73
FFR2 Fret crowning (rounding) file w/Rosewood handle for wide frets
Yes $47.07
FFR2M Fret crowning (rounding) file w/Maple handle for wide frets Yes $47.07
FFS Fret file set for crowning (rounding) w/rubber handle grips Yes $80.28