Refret Saw

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Clean or deepen fret slots for better fret seating!
New frets won't seat correctly until the old fret slots are clean.

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Refret Saws

Dan Erlewine demos his gap-toothed saw for cleaning and modifying guitar fret slots.

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Clean or deepen fret slots for better fret seating!
New frets won't seat correctly until the old fret slots are clean.

Designed by fretting expert Dan Erlewine, each of these unique saws has two 3/8" blades. One cuts on the pull stroke, the other on the push. The three saws have different blade thicknesses; use them in sequence as needed to loosen packed wood dust and old glue, or to deepen shallow fret slots, even on bound fingerboards. They're better for these tasks than a standard fret saw, which won't work on a bound board and can unnecessarily widen the slots on a radiused board.

Each saw is 9-3/4" overall, with a wooden handle and two 3/8" blades.

The Refret Saw is included in this money-saving set:
Refret Saw and Fret Slot Cleaning Tool Set

Ratings & Reviews

Refret Saw

  • Based on 9 Reviews
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Poor quality.

By Gusty from Ro
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, October 15, 2014

It is a very useful tool but the blades dull very very quickly.

Great Tool

By TonyC from Atlanta, GA
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, April 05, 2014

I've seen these for years and thought they were frivolous...until I had to re-fret a bound fretboard! They worked great. I bought the set. I started with the smallest and worked up until the fret fit just right.

Refret Saw

By Red Fox Guitars from Albert Lea, MN
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, February 02, 2014

Be absolutely positive of which size of saw you want. Too large and you'll be using glue to hold the frets.


By Bob Long, The Guitar Surgeon from Corpus Christi, Texas
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, June 20, 2013

Ingenius tool. I don't clean fret slots without these. A must have tool.

Good tool

By Todd from Winnipeg Manitoba
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, June 15, 2013

This works like it is suppose to. After using the fret saw it clean out the slots nicely and helps bring down any high spots.

Pretty Good

By Joecool from Byfield, MA
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Does as it should, though I do find it a little hard not to hit the fret board with the other set of teeth. Imagine if you will, cutting a piece of rug with a razor, but then the razor slips and you end up cutting a piece of the rug you weren't trying to cut. That's what it's like with this saw. I think it should have just one set of teeth (so it only cuts in one direction)- I have no problem flipping the guitar around and getting it from the other side, or walking to the other side of the table.

Refret Saw

By p gaudreau from canada
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, November 18, 2011

this tool is perfect

Just Perfect!

By StewMike from Italia
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, May 26, 2011

this tool is perfect either as a slot deepener and cleaner. the double saw system is a great idea, as it makes the push and pull job super easy. i like to prep the fret slots, and i like them to be as perfect as the factory slots. this tool made it possible even on bound fretboards.

Seems good.

By Jerhico Guitars from Altona, NY
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, April 13, 2011

For what I have used it for it seems ok but I dont know about durability yet. So take this review as you like. Bob from Illinois seems to think its good.....

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