Fret Slotting Miter Box

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Fret Slotting Miter Box

Fret Slotting Miter Box

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Fret Slotting Miter Box

Improved and smoother than ever! Big improvements in smoothness and efficiency make this exclusive StewMac tool the ideal fret slotting solution for small shops.

Our R&D luthiers have added ball-bearing guides that make sawing impressively easier and a lot faster. No more binding or jamming: cutting fret slots is a pleasure instead of a chore!

SAVE when you order the miter box with our Fret Slotting Saw or Japanese Fret Saw.

"You won't believe how smoothly our improved fret slotting system works!"
—Don MacRostie, StewMac R&D

The ball-bearing guides hold your fret saw perpendicular to the fingerboard, and can be adjusted to match the blade precisely. You can quickly slot any board up to 3" (76.2mm) wide, with adjustable depth of cut for any fretwire. You always have an unobstructed view of your work, too—a feature you'll appreciate. Made of rugged aluminum and 12" (304.8mm) long, our miter box has convenient mounting holes for firm attachment to your workbench.

Note: Since the Miter Box only accommodates fingerboards up to 1/2" thick, it will not work for traditional Fender style one-piece necks, or one-piece cigar box guitar necks.


Saw precise fret scales without measuring. A special indexing pin in the side of the miter box is for use with our Dual Fret Scale Templates. They enable fast, easy and accurate fret slotting for common scales. No guesswork, no tedious measuring—a tremendous time-saver!


Product Instructions

Fret Slotting Miter Box

Using the Fret Slotting Miter Box to accurately cut fret slots with a fretting handsaw.

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5.0

Favorite new tool of the week!

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Love it.One potentially fatal flaw that others have solved in different ways: the templates are .035 thinner than the rails so I put .035 feeler gauges in to eliminate the play and works BRILLIANTLY! I'll machine it down to fit bye and bye but I'll not send it back! Wish I'd bought it sooner.

5.0

Great tool but...

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Works great for boards up to 3". But for us bass builders with wider fretboards... perhaps a wider unit and template set, or maybe just a wider baseplate option and templates to suit. Otherwise, love it!

5.0

This is a great tool. Set it up proper, fool!

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My shop is really small and on a tight budget. So every tool comes with a lot of consideration and review.

I screwed mine to a 3/4" thick piece of hardwood so it could be held with my sturdy vice. This allows me to easily use C-clamps to hold the fingerboard and fret template in place while I saw. This eliminates the "guide woddle" that is reported by previous reviews.

When setting up the roller guides, use scrap material or the section of the board that is getting cut off, to set your depth.

When the saw makes the metal to metal sound, your cut is done. Check it, to be sure, then move to the next.

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