- Hosco Compact Crowning File
- Made in Japan
- Medium, .095"(2mm) width
- Coarse and Fine crowning surface
- For crowning frets after leveling
- 4 15/16" (100mm) crowning surface
- Rubber grip for non-slip use
Hosco's new compact crowning file with both fine and coarse surfaces. Larger triangles indicate the coarse surface and smaller triangles indicate fine surface. Easy to see arrows indicate cutting direction. Color grip indicates crowning size...Red Wide/Jumbo, Yellow Medium, and Blue Narrow.
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compact and handy
1st fret level and crown on inexpensive guitar. Plays great now low and no buzz. I'll get the jumbo size for the next project. Can't wait.
This is a great compliment to my 3 corner file. If it fits the frets it really speeds-up the crowning process. I like that is has coarse and fine edges. Just one or two passes w/each side was all it took me to get great crowns. I've tried it w/out protecting the fretboard and it didn't leave any marks or cause any damage. Also works great in hard to reach areas like the last few frets on an acoustic guitar by the body.
No issues: compact and easy to use. Does the job with good results. I got the medium and jumbo, files and need to get the narrow file next.
This is a nice compact file that is easy to hold and use. Its short length allows you to crown the frets over the body without the handle getting in the way.
Hosco products are of incredible quality! This is a top notch product that really helped speed up the otherwise laborious task of crowning frets! I bought this along with the file for jumbo frets.
I also want to commend PLT for their amazing customer service experience and quick shipping to Sri Lanka! Cheers!
I have hand shaped frets for years, but this thing makes quick and easy work of the process.
Works well and is an intuitive tool. You still will need to polish the filed frets, but that's all. My situation is one where two guitars with thin frets had previously been ground-down buy a guitar tech, making them lose their rounding. So, while I had good success with the Hosco file, the fret wires couldn't be 100% filed because their height was no longer there. That said, the fret buzz is 90% gone. I may have run out of options, and I am wary of using the "narrow" gauge file.
Easiest and most effective way of rounding frets!