- Medium fret crowning file
- Hosco Brand - Made in Japan
- Medium file, .095"(2.4mm) width
- For crowning frets after leveling
- The file has the same filing size on both edges
- 4" long filing surface
- Rubber handle for comfortable use
- Includes vinyl case
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Made my first fret level and crown a totally stress-free experience. Getting two-step bends with ease!
There are a lot of decent fret crowning files on the market that aren’t a diamond grit. Hosco of Japan is certainly my favorite. They are well made and get better with time.
I used this on my first crowning job and found it easy to use providing a reliable, consistent crown, ready for follow up polishing.
works like it should
I am very happy with how well this fret file works. I had a guitar that had been played so much over the decades that the frets on it were literally worn flat. I was able to get a fresh crown on those flat frets in very short order with this wonderful fret file.
Being a novice DIY Guitar Kit builder, my search for quality tools at a reasonable price has been deluged with an abundance of cheap knock offs so, when I was looking for a good fret crowning tool I put in a lot of research to find this gem, The Hosco TL-FF2 Medium fret crowning file.
At first glance it looked like a metal bar with a plastic handle. After closer inspection, this tool has a lot of teeth for lack of a better word. When I performed a fret crowning on my Les Paul Style kit's neck the results were way better than I expected. I didn't have to apply any pressure on the frets.
After 10 passes over a fret you could see results. It didn't take me long to get used to this tool and regular cleaning with a brass wire brush after 10 passes is required to get great results I also had to use the point of a safety pin to remove stubborn pieces of material that the brush couldn't dislodge from the file. Fret crowning goes alot quicker when you buy 2.
That worked for me! Just for the record, Philadelphia Luthier Tools offers the lowest price for this tool.
I'm a raw newbie when it comes to fret finishing. This file (along with a fret rocker, and notched straightedge) worked brilliantly to level out some high frets on a Strat.