Adjustable Fret Slotting Saw, Saw only

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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 only

Adjustable Fret Slotting Saw, Saw only

Item # 5744
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$29.21

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Adjustable Fret Slotting Saw, Saw and depth stop

Adjustable Fret Slotting Saw, Saw and depth stop

Item # 5745
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$36.98

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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.


Ratings & Reviews

Adjustable Fret Slotting Saw, Saw only

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Decent saw, but baffling shortcoming

By Pentatonic Chronic from Santa Cruz, CA
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, October 29, 2012


I'm a little disappointed with this item because, though the saw seems fine, the depth guide has limited adjustability. If you want to make slots only as deep as the tang on the frets you plan to install, the depth guide will not adjust low enough to permit slots that shallow. Not even close. I don't remember the measurement, but the shallowest cut the guide would permit was about twice the depth of the tang.

Decent saw.

By Greg Robinson - Guitar & Amplifier from Melbourne, Australia
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, September 18, 2012


My saw cuts an accurate slot that accepts the fret-tang readily, but it really needed a polish, set and sharpening before it would cut easily.

XXX

By Annieviolette from France
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, September 06, 2012


It does its job perfectly, with my little hands, girl hands !!! Easy to manipulate.

Super!

By Bigfoot Guitars from India
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, August 27, 2012


Used this on my first build and it worked perfectly.. it's always a bit scary working on fret slots, but I don't think it gets much easier than with this saw!

A nice saw  :-)

By DocT from New Zealand
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, July 14, 2012


my only issue with this saw is the handle not wanting to stay in place without glue. I have also found for my old broken wrists and hands I am building a more ergonomic shaped handle. These so called faults are my physical issues not the product

Great saw.

By Michel Boissonneault from Qu+¬bec, Cab
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, June 18, 2012


Great tool to make precise cuts for my CBG necks. Love the depth stop.

StewMac does it again

By GOA Guitars from Bris Australia
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, April 08, 2012


Great little saw,combined with the table saw makes new build fret boards a breese.Perfect match for StewMac fret wire,as always great products and service from StewMac makes my life easier.

ok

By OTANIEL from CASCAVEL, PR, BRASIL
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, March 28, 2012


ok ... muito bom ... gostei...

Excelente!!!

By juanjovoz from Caracas, Venezuela
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, March 16, 2012


Esta es una herramienta muy fßcil de usar y muy precisa. estoy muy contento por haberla adquirido

great saw

By theskyismyfather from oregon
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, March 09, 2012


I am not a luthier. Barely a carpenter. But i recently determined to put frets on a violin since neither am i a violinist. This saw worked perfectly and contributed entirely to my success.

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