For Hand Dress Fret Ends
The Fret Beveling File is an easy and accurate tool for the initial leveling of the fret ends after regretting, and for dressing the fret ends when the fingerboard wood has shrunk over time.
The tool is available in a 3 3/4" model for shorter fingerboards and for spot-filing partial refrets. The 7 1/2" model works well for fast hand-dressing of full refrets, or for touching up the fret ends along the full length of the fingerboard. Both models have a removable fine-tooth flat file set at a 35° angle and pressure-fit to the block, which is made of a self-lubricating material for easy low-drag operation.
After the frets have been installed, place your Fret Beveling File on the fingerboard. Run the file along the full length of the neck, simultaneously beveling all the fret ends until they're flush with the fingerboard. Then round the fret ends with a 3-corner fret dressing file. If necessary, remove any remaining imperfections by lightly sanding and buffing, and use a proper wood oil. Always protect any areas of the instrument that are not being worked on.