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Item:182568574710Fret Crowning Tool with DIAMOND CONCAVE file. UK Designed and Made By Chris Alsop in Derbyshire, UK. 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 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 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. 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. Dimensions • 35mm File Length • 2.5mm File Width • 100mm Handle Length • Fine Grit Diamond File Features • 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 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! 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 Other Products We produce a wide range of guitar tools. All tools are produced from our workshop in Woodville, Derbyshire, UK by Chris Alsop. See our eBay shop for Fret Pullers and Cutters, Fret Bevel Diamond Files, Fretboard Protectors, Crowning and Dressing Diamond Files, Guitar Neck Rests, Fret Levelling Diamond Files, Fretting hammers, Fret Polishing and Sanding Kits, String Action Gauges, Guitar Pin Pullers and String Winders. Also, see our eBay shop for a wide variety of Custom Made Guitar Saddles, Nuts and Pins - all made by Chris Alsop to customer specified dimensions. We offer these components in many materials, specialising in crafted high quality Buffalo Bone and European Hardwoods. Shipping • We offer shipping discount on postage on multiple item orders. • Postage is calculated as the highest shipping cost is full rate and then any additional items are ONLY 25% of shipping cost. • Fast Shipping. We ship all our items by Royal Mail using 1st Class (UK) and International Tracked (Overseas). • For UK orders, we also offer Royal Mail Guaranteed by Next Day service.Condition:New, Country/Region of Manufacture:United Kingdom, Material:Oak and Diamond, MPN:TF085, Brand:Chris Alsop Guitar, Suitable For:All Guitars
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Diamond Guitar Fret Crowning File with Oak Handle. Concave Profile UK MADE TF085