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Fret Saw

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Fret Saw

Fret Saw

Item # 5744
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Fret Saw and Depth Stop

Fret Saw and Depth Stop

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Depth Stop for Fret Saws

Depth Stop for Fret Saws

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StewMac Fret Slotting Miter Box with Fret Saw

StewMac Fret Slotting Miter Box with Fret Saw

Item # 2231
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Fret Saw

About This Item

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 Stop 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.

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.


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4.0

Good saw

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Great saw just wish it had a hard shell case to store in.

5.0

Nice tool

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Works well and very good price

5.0

Fret Saw

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Theres no other like this in the market, it has a very durable sharp.

5.0

Well balanced and a perfect gauge.

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This saw is amazing with the Fret Miter Box as well.My saw is great for cutting the pin block over-lay prior to filing the ends to the binding channel. My first saw had some minor problem but was pleased with the ease of return and no extra postal charge....Really great service and very helpful,,Lost Century Music....

5.0

A Real Gem

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My old blitz saw had come to an end, and I paused before I bought this saw. I shouldn't have. It's a real delight to use, very clean stroke with a perfect set at .023. I should have thrown out the old saw years ago. It's a little tall (2") so you have to watch keeping it upright, but very smooth. I sealed the walnut handle just to give it a little grip. Go ahead and buy it, you won't regret it.

5.0

Very accurate

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Though I have not a Stewmac`s saw, but some England-made, it fitted it perfectly. The only one small complaint is that it could be laser-cut, not CPU-milled and therefore would not have marks on the edges.

5.0

Adjustable Fret Slotting Saw

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I'm really happy with this tool

4.0

Good Saw

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I bought this saw a year ago and as an amateur luthier I have slotted about 4 fretboards so far. It has a great feel to it and it does the job very well, but only after having modified it a little. Straight out of the box I did a few test cuts with it and found the slots were about 0.025" wide, causing the fretwire to be just a wee bit loose for my tastes, so I honed the saw blade down by laying it on a hard flat surface and rubbing a fine sharpening stone along the side of the teeth for a few passes on each side. Now the fret slots are 0.023" which is perfect for the fretwire.

4.0

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Good tool. I had to glue handle back to it on very first use but it's not a big deal. Very precise cuts!

5.0

Perfect!!!!

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Works like a champ! Saves time, very accurate....

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