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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

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.

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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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Verified Buyer


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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Verified Buyer


Perfect gauge for checking fret slot depth prior to fretting.

5.0

"Necessary Little Tool"

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Verified Buyer


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

5.0

Everyone who does fretwork should own this.

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Verified Buyer


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.

5.0

A MUST HAVE Tool For doing Fretwork!!!

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Verified Buyer


This is one of the best ideas EVER for Re-Fretting!
An inexpensive very handy dandy simple yet effective measuring gauge for checking fret slot depth consistancy when prepping a fingerboard for a Re-Fret.
I've used it for every single partial or full re-fret that I've done since it was available…I can't imagine working without it…!!!

5.0

Does the job

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Verified Buyer


Nice item, though I thought it would be bigger, according to the pictures.

5.0

Inavaluable tool

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Verified Buyer


One of our star performers in the workshop . Refrets are so much easier to do when you have a way to ensure the slots are all clear of debris. We have one on every workbench. Highly recommended.

5.0

Great tool for slot depth

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Verified Buyer


The addition of more lines for the depth of the slot made this tool perfect.

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StewMac PDF Catalog, page 14 See Fret Slot Depth Gauge
on page 14 of our StewMac Digital Catalog