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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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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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A MUST HAVE Tool For doing Fretwork!!!

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

5.0

Inavaluable tool

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

5.0

Re-fret on a 1968 Fender "Fretless Wonder" Slide in Frets.

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Ever had to re-fret a fender neck that was 1968 or older? They slid the frets in from the side of the neck and not straight in. On top of that, the neck has the owner's name inlayed in Agate. The fret slots had to be deepened and the neck had a compound radius. I could not have done the is job without Depth Gauge. He also wanted Strat Frets. No way could I have done this project without Stew Mac.

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Great little tool!!

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Very unique tool at a great price. Used it to set my fret-slot wire depth on a recent LP style build and it worked great!!!

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Fret Slot Depth Gauge

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Pay attention to the picture size from product to guitar neck. It's very small but does exactly what it's supposed to do. Good investment.

5.0

Graet little tool!

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Made it so much easier doing a fret job when you have the correct tool!!Kudos to Stew Mac for making this available.

5.0

An indispensable tool

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A small miracle.It does the job with great accuracy!!!

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