Fret Leveling File
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Fret Leveling File

5 out of 5 based on 3 customer ratings
(3 customer reviews)


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Product Description

Precision UK made Fret Leveling File tools made as standard with an ergonomic, solid ash handle.  The 6.5″ long files are smooth cut and single cut and thus do not create any ‘chatter’ as you level your frets.  The edges of each file are precision ground as standard to allow the tool to be used as a preliminary fret crowning file and in our search for perfection we now install truss rods in all our Leveling Files to allow adjustment to perfect flatness should the wood handle move.

  • UK grown ash handle
  • 6.5″ long German made single cut file
  • Smooth cut file for fine finish
  • Perfect on stainless steel frets
  • Ground edges for preliminary fret crowning
  • Truss rod to adjust for perfect flatness
  • Ergonomic handle hand carved in the UK

Our 1″ wide 6.5″ long files are made for precise fret leveling across the whole fretboard while the 3″ spot leveling files are for leveling an isolated fret that is too high.

The timber handles are hand lapped on a precision grinding plate for absolute straightness and are completed with a hard wearing but attractive shellac and wax finish.  As these tools are hand made, we cannot guarantee that the wood used to make your tool will be the same as it appears in the images above; but rest assured, they will be of the highest quality.

Fret leveling files are the quick and easy way to get a perfectly level set of frets no matter what the radius of the fretboard you’re working on is, a lot of new guitars (like those built here at Crimson Guitars) have compound radii which provide better playability and even vintage guitars that have had their frets leveled a few times will more than likely end up with a non-standard radius.  It is at this point where radius blocks become less than useless and you need a leveling file.

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 0.3 kg

3 reviews for Fret Leveling File

  1. 5 out of 5


    Perfectly flat file attached to an ergonomic handle, what more can you ask for. It doesn’t stop at leveling frets, anything you use a file for it will work great. Sharp, flat and well made.

    Wood finish was beautiful too.

  2. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Beautifully crafted tool. Has a good weight to facilitate easy levelling with minimal extra pressure. Ordered on Friday, arrived in Holland on the Wednesday, which is pretty quick. Well done.

  3. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Very well made file, used it for frets other metal work wood, plastics works great. You can tell you are getting a quality product as soon as you open the box and see how it had been wrapped.

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