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.

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Fret Slotting Miter Box, Miter Box only

Fret Slotting Miter Box, Miter Box only

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Fret Slotting Miter Box, Miter Box and #5755 Japanese Fret Saw

Fret Slotting Miter Box, Miter Box and #5755 Japanese Fret Saw

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

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.

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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Fret Slotting Mitre Box

By Pat Green from UK
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, October 04, 2011


I bought this a couple of years ago and I've used it for many fingerboards since.It has always produced very accurate fretboards in conjunction with the fret scale. (and fretting saw)It's very sturdy construction and I've screwed it to a large plank so that it can be solidly clamped to my workbench.In order to make sure the frets are at right angles to the axis of the FB I have placed tape at either end of the fret scale and marked out the centreline so that I can line up the fingerboard blank accurately.



I also practice on getting the correct depth for the fret slot on the first cut which defines the fingerboard length. To help with this I've drawn horizontal lines across the brass adjusters so I can tell easily if both are set to make a horizontal/vertical cut. Also I use a blank that is thicker than the finished board as I found that it is remarkably easy to break the fingerboard when unsticking it from the fret scale if you are using a FB you have already cut to thickness.

Fretboard miter box & template

By Larry from Santa Maria, Ca
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, June 01, 2011


Over the years I've made fifty guitars, banjos and ukuleles, measuring and doing the frets by hand. Had I but known, I would have purchased this miter box and templates years ago! They're terrific, well worth the money!

Fret Slotting Mitre Box

By H-guitars from Australia
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, May 03, 2011


I've just entered early retirement & intend that my next vocation is that of a dedicated luthier. I don't care how good your eye-sight is, when you need to make fretboard cuts that are asked to be accurate to 1/128", its virtually impossible do it by hand. This mitre box (with scale templates) has taken all guess work out of the accuracy issue, & quickened my fret slotting process twice over. Well done on this one.

It has to be in your workshop

By Quentin from Paris
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, April 19, 2011


Hi,

I'm building my 2nd guitar, I've purchased this miter box because fret slotting on my 1st guitar was not a success.

I wish I had ordered this tool before, it is really handy and precise!

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