Adjustable Fret Slotting Saw, Saw and depth stop

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Our Fret Slotting Saw has a rigid brass spine, and a comfortable traditionally-turned hardwood handle with ferrule. It looks right at home on a luthier's workbench.

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Adjustable Fret Slotting Saw, Saw and depth stop

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Our Fret Slotting Saw has a rigid brass spine, and a comfortable traditionally-turned hardwood handle with ferrule. It looks right at home on a luthier's workbench.

Sheffield steel blade.
Make no mistake: this is NOT a standard hardware megamart backsaw! We started with a blade of legendary corrosion-resistant Sheffield steel, and specified .023" width to match our fretwire. We insisted on precision pull-cut teeth, to greatly reduce blade flex and jamming in harder fingerboard woods. Lastly, we designed an easy to use, removable clear acrylic depth stop. It slides up or down, with thumbscrews to precisely set any fret slot depth.

And one more thing: this saw works seamlessly with our Fret Slotting Miter Box.

The acrylic depth guide can be adjusted to expose as much as 1/4" of the blade, and is removable for cutting off the ends of a blank fingerboard. It's also sold separately.

Overall length 15-1/4" (387.35mm)
Cutting length 10" (254mm)
Blade depth 1-3/4" (44.45mm)

Cut accurate 90-degree slots when you use the saw with our Fret Slotting Miter Box. Add a Fret Scale Template and you'll never miscalculate your fret positions.

Need help calculating your fret locations?
Our online fret scale calculator can calculate any scale length you want to use. It will also give you accurate measurements for locating the bridge on your instrument.

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Adjustable Fret Slotting Saw, Saw and depth stop

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Highest Quality

By Peem from BKK,Thailand
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, February 26, 2012

The Highwst Quality saw i ever used!

Perfect fret slots

By Douglas J from Phoenix, AZ
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, January 19, 2012

This saw is great. The slots are just right. Easy cutting, easy precision.


By Adriano VIeira from Brazil
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Product of great quality

Essential Tool!

By Wilmer Gingerich from Jamesport MO
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, December 17, 2011

Great guide on this quality saw!

Very nice saw

By RLowVaughn from Boise, Id.
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, August 24, 2011

This is now my "go to" saw for cutting slots. I bought just the saw and made my own depth gauge for it which probably took less than 20 minutes.

Fret slotting saw.

By fred from vansant, va
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, July 01, 2011

This saw is top quality, does a great job. I bought it to cut out a super glued in saddle on a d-18 golden era. It worked great...........

nice tool

By Triskel Workshop from Antwerp, Belgium
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, May 31, 2011

needs a bit of tweeking before you get started, but once you are set. There's no easier way to get perfect fret slots.

Great Saw, One Problem

By DanielG from Ventura, CA
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, April 01, 2011

This is a great saw and is very well made with classy polished brass and an over sized blade length. One problem; the depth stop's lowest point is higher than a whole fret itself! I'm not into leaving pockets of air under my frets, so I had to modify the depth stop to go lower. Probably just mine. Annoying.

Fret Saw and Slotting System

By Schwagdog from Pennsylvania
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, February 23, 2011

I found the Saw and mitre box system to be very strong and durable. I do however think the guide design could be a little better in that the set screws when tightened, push on the brass guides which then in turn move them out of flush or true. This can be remedied by using a metal spacer on the screw side (eliminating the movement when screwing in the set screws and protecting the housing from "set screw wear") . Overall a good system I would recommend if you do a lot of fret board work.

Fret Slot Saw

By Don Doerr from Lawton, MI
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, February 17, 2011

The fret saw I purchased was an excellent purchase. The blade is of the proper thickness to prevent the blade from flexing and works well with the fret wire I purchased from Stewart-MacDonald. The all-wood handle is just the right size for a nice firm grip to prevent that untimely slip. Also, the ôspineö of the blade is rigged to keep the blade from bending and providing a large enough surface as stop for even a home made cutting jig.

I purchased the depth stop, which is made of clear plastic and an excellent investment. The set on the teeth is a bit much and makes it a little difficult to start the initial cut, but does a great job even with some of the hard woods I use. Overall I think itÆs a great tool and well made.

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