The simplest way to cut perfect fret slots.
A StewMac original, better than ever
The guitarmakers in our shop designed this miter box. Through years of constant use and clever improvements, they've created the single best tool for hand-cutting fret slots.
Cuts smooth as glass
Your favorite fret saw will glide through the ball-bearing rollers with no jamming or chattering. You've never felt a miter saw move this freely without looseness. The bearings hold the blade perpendicular to the fretboard at a perfect right angle.
Clear view of the action
Our uncluttered design lets you see and feel the slot being cut. Set the slot depth to suit your fretwire, and the saw stops cutting when you reach that point. Easy!
Work fast with templates
Our Fret Scale Templates are made for our miter box: their notches click onto the box's index pin so you can slot an entire board quickly. No measuring! Of course, you can use the miter box without templates too.
Helping-hand thumbwheels hold the fretboard, leaving your hands free for sawing.
"You won't believe how smoothly our improved fret slotting system works!"
—Don MacRostie, StewMac R&D
The Fret Slotting Miter Box accommodates fingerboards up to 1/2" (12.70mm) thick and 2-7/8" (73mm) wide. The box is rugged aluminum, 12" (305mm) long. Hex wrenches are included for setting the rollers to fit your saw blade.
Save by ordering a miter box and fret saw together!
Works equally well with our Fret Slotting Saw
or Japanese Fret Saw.