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Fret Slot Depth Gauge

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Fret Slot Depth Gauge

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Fret Slot Depth Gauge

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Be sure your fretwire will fit! Don't wait until after you've installed a fret to discover the slot wasn't quite deep enough!

Dan Erlewine developed this remarkably handy "look-before-you-leap" gauge for quickly comparing the wire to the slot. Simply hold the flat edge against the fret tang, note the height of the tang against the reference lines, fit the appropriate curved edge into the slot, and compare the lines again.

The gauge is machined from .018" (.46mm) stainless steel for durability in the repair shop, and it fits into any fret slot. It's a big help for refret jobs (it fits bound fingerboards), for setting the depth stop on our adjustable fret slotting saw, and for setting the cutting height of our fret slotting table saw blade. The non-glare etched surface is easy to read, and the curved edges fit all popular radiused and flat fretboards.


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5.0

Should do the Job!

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The gauge is smaller than I expected, but should work fine getting into the fret slots.

5.0

Fret Slot Gauge

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Verified Buyer


Love it as it takes the guess work out of re-fretting

5.0

Very useful tool

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This tool takes all the guesswork out of cutting fret slots, plus it is great for making sure there is no debris in the fret slot.

5.0

MUST HAVE!

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Use it every freting or refreting I made... but also it is a GREAT TOOL for scaping top binding after spraying.. i use the more radiused part, and by rolling it I can scrape perfectly the bindings.

5.0

Fast to work with.

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Verified Buyer


It’s faster to see how deeper to go, or just at the wright place for the fret tang.

5.0

Fret Slot Gauge

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Verified Buyer


Just another simple but very handy tool from StewMac. I misplaced mine for a couple of weeks and went nuts until I found it. The go to tool for refretting. There is some real brain power at StewMac to come up with this tool. Thanks guys

5.0

never needed this before

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usually buy pre-slotted, prefretted fingerboards, but now doing more custom instruments, need to know the fret environment, so this is cheap and works well. And, I love measuring tools ...

5.0

Perfect gauge

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Perfect gauge for checking fret slot depth prior to fretting.

5.0

"Necessary Little Tool"

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How deep should I cut my fret slot?,this little tool will show you along with the radius.

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Everyone who does fretwork should own this.

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Ridiculous how useful this little thing is. The double lines make it super intuitive. Worlds better than sticking business cards or whatever else into fret slots.

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