Fret Slotting Miter Box, Miter Box and #5744 Fret Saw

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

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Fret Slotting Miter Box, Miter Box and #5744 Fret Saw

Fret Slotting Miter Box, Miter Box and #5744 Fret Saw

Item # 2231
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Fret Slotting Miter Box, Miter Box only

Fret Slotting Miter Box, Miter Box only

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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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Awesome!

By Leo Crossfield from UK
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, July 04, 2012


This is a really useful jig. Every instrument I have made I cut the frets on this 'Mitre Box' - of course it isn't a 'Mitre Box' - it is actually a Square cutting box. It would be useful if you could change the angle but I use a wedge to keep my fretwork profile straight (I always shape the fingerboard, afterwards wishing I hadn't been so enthusiastic) but it does allow you to cut perfectly square fret slots and adjust the brass things to limit the depth of the cut.

Fret miter box

By Tom53 from Iowa
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, December 05, 2010


I have been building guitars,for about 4 years now.I have been using a different method of cutting fret boards,and decided to purchase the fret miter box and SM fret saw. It is the best purchase I made. It is both, accurate and efficient.



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