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Adjustable Fret Slotting Saw

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Our Fret Slotting Saw has a rigid brass spine, and a comfortable traditionally-turned hardwood handle with ferrule. It looks right at home on a luthier's workbench.

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Adjustable Fret Slotting Saw
  Item# Description In stock Price Quantity
5745 Saw and depth stop Yes

5744 Saw only Yes

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Sheffield steel blade.
Make no mistake: this is NOT a standard hardware megamart backsaw! We started with a blade of legendary corrosion-resistant Sheffield steel, and specified .023" width to match our fretwire. We insisted on precision pull-cut teeth, to greatly reduce blade flex and jamming in harder fingerboard woods. Lastly, we designed an easy to use, removable clear acrylic depth stop. It slides up or down, with thumbscrews to precisely set any fret slot depth.

And one more thing: this saw works seamlessly with our Fret Slotting Miter Box.

The acrylic depth guide can be adjusted to expose as much as 1/4" of the blade, and is removable for cutting off the ends of a blank fingerboard. It's also sold separately.

Overall length 15-1/4" (387.35mm)
Cutting length 10" (254mm)
Blade depth 1-3/4" (44.45mm)

Cut accurate 90-degree slots when you use the saw with our Fret Slotting Miter Box. Add a Fret Scale Template and you'll never miscalculate your fret positions.

Need help calculating your fret locations?
Our online fret scale calculator can calculate any scale length you want to use. It will also give you accurate measurements for locating the bridge on your instrument.

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Adjustable Fret Slotting Saw
Adjustable Fret Slotting Saw
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4 9-01-2013
Great tool

Have only had a just to trial this saw (mid project not fret ready) But its absolutely the best! Many thanks and hello from New Zealand! :D

Kirsten  New Zealand
4 8-14-2013

It is a little flimsy but I think that is because it is thin to accommodate the fret slots. Other than that it works great.

preetcher  Beaufort, NC Read my reviews (48)
5 7-10-2013
Don't saw too deep!

When adding frets to my dulcimer, I used this saw. If you want a uniform depth on your frets when you cut the slots, this is the saw to use. If I need to cut 17 or 18 slots on several fret boards I prefer to use the circular saw, though.

Mapleguy  Bethel, OH
5 6-07-2013
Fret Saw

"Very Nice quality, good precision
Looks it Will Last a long Time

ROGER BARRETT  SAN MARTIN, CA. Read my reviews (9)
5 5-16-2013
Does the job!!!

Excellent quality,it cuts well and easily.I've used it and I'm very pleased.The wooden handle is fantastic, good grip too.

George Isidorou (Luthier)  Greece Read my reviews (4)
5 4-15-2013
good to go

this is my fourth new fret saw from stewmac in my 40 years of luthering / they do wear out / i like this one as it pull cuts and it is fair priced & not fancy / the blades make great scrapers when they get dull

ron hyde  wa. Read my reviews (9)
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5 2-02-2013
Essential tool!

If you want your fret slots to be the right depth after truing a fingerboard, this tool is essential. We have one dedicated for maple boards and one dedicated to rosewood and ebony.

Roger Sadowsky  NY, NY Read my reviews (5)
5 1-03-2013
Works Well

I have used this on a couple of guitars now and am very happy with the results.

Adams Guitars  Wisconsin Read my reviews (20)
5 12-18-2012

Fantastic saw, cuts great, perfect for my small one man workshop...

Rob the luthier  Scotland Read my reviews (8)
5 11-14-2012
Great product

This saw is build well and is a great value.
Don't let the coment about the depth stop scare you away, as the only reason the depth stop will not work properly is if you install it UPSIDE DOWN!

Sonic Titan  Lancaster Pa
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