Fret End Dressing File

Rated 5 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
(1 customer review)



The teeth of the Fret End Dressing File are much finer than the Traditional Crowning File as this tool is designed to get right up close to the fretboard as you dress the fret ends perfectly.  Two sides of the file are ground smooth and polished and then one edge is slightly rounded over and ground ‘safe’ so you can angle the file without worrying about damaging your fretboard.  The other side is left with teeth right up to the square edge so that you can file away the last little nib of fret end that always stays behind when using other tools.

This tool also works perfectly as a finer version of the nut shaping file and removes scratches from the coarser nut shaping file we also offer.

  • Sapele Handle
  • Handmade in the UK

The tutorial video below shows how to use the various fret crowning and fret end dressing files we make.

Check out our YouTube channel for more videos on how to get the most out of your Crimson Guitars precision hand tools as well as a myriad of guitar building tutorials and demo videos.

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Additional information

Weight 0.1 kg

Rectangular, Square

1 review for Fret End Dressing File

  1. Rated 5 out of 5


    This is a great tool for rounding over the ends of frets. The handle is well made and it balances well in your hand. It is a smooth cut file so you can be very precise and the ground edges really work well to protect the fretboard.
    I looked at lots of other options before buying this file and it is definitley true that you could pick up a 6″ smooth file for a couple of quid, grind the edges off and make a handle from something in your scrap bin…. but, in the end I was pleased that I spent the extra. This file has been adapted for guitar building purposes with care and attention and that, together with all the advice, tips and motivation I have gained from Ben’s videos more than justifies the price.
    Makes an ideal pairing with the triangular crowning file.

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