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 Post subject: Re: Really, Fender?
PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 2:59 pm 
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meddlingfool wrote:
pat macaluso wrote:
david farmer wrote:
Oh yeah, most already know this but just a reminder, the file should be oriented and used so forward motion tends to pull it down not skate up.


NO WONDER MINE ALWAYS SKATES UP! doh! Wow thanks David! Wow! I can see!


Yeah, that was always a strong caution to the newbies, who, no matter how pointed the warning, would inevitably skate the block up and over the brand new frets. After pulling a few sets of freshly laid frets, the lesson would eventually stick.

We eventually switched to double cut files xxxx instead of single ///// which both prevented that problem and dramatically reduced the time on that task. Win win.


Ed, at Collings there was a piece of plastic binding glued to the edge of the file to give a new guy another chance. But from an employers point of view, the harsh lesson is probably worth more in the long run. laughing6-hehe

My cheap Ace hardware double cuts have one cut much deeper than the other so they still have yin and yang tendencies. I guess they're more like 1 1/2 cut. :)

Time is why I have matching pairs. coarse gets it done. Just a few swipes with the single cut makes it pretty.

Ski jumps on electrics too. If your taking .015" off at the last fret, your gonna need a nasty file to start. The kind on work release with a long record of violence.
Otherwize you won't get to dinner on time.



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 Post subject: Re: Really, Fender?
PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:47 pm 
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That's smart. We ground the edges down with a grinder, it was a boring and annoying chore.


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