Fret Slotting Table Saw Blade

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Fast and accurate! Now you can cut fret slots on your table saw or radial arm saw.

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Fret Slotting Table Saw Blade

Item # 1557
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Table saw shooting board for fret slots and flexible cauls

A make-it-yourself solution for fast accurate 90 degree cuts on your table saw. Also a cool tip on making bendy, flexible cauls that follow the shapes on a guitar.

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Fast and accurate! Now you can cut fret slots on your table saw or radial arm saw.

Labor saver!
Slot fingerboards quickly, cleanly and precisely, for any scale length, right on your own table saw. Ideal for production work, this is the same model 100-tooth high-topped steel blade we use here at our factory.

The outer edge of the .060" blade is specially hollow-ground to cut .023"-wide slots for our fretwire. This custom shape cuts more smoothly, and eliminates the need for an additional blade stiffener. 5/8"-diameter arbor required.

Blade dimensions

Width of cut.023"(0.58mm) on the outer 1/4" (6.35mm) edge

Slot your own fingerboards quickly and precisely with our Fret Scale Templates and this saw blade.

Need help calculating your fret locations?
Our online fret scale calculator can calculate any scale length you want to use. It will also give you accurate measurements for locating the bridge on your instrument.

Product Instructions

Dual Fret Scale Template Instructions

How to determine where to cut fret slots using the Dual Fret Scale Templates.

Ratings & Reviews

Fret Slotting Table Saw Blade

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PN 1557 Fret Slotting Table Saw Blade: Not happy

By \N from \N
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, September 15, 2014

Just received PN 1557, and was not happy about the condition I received it in. The blade had a number of areas of surface rust. I expect a new blade to be shiny new, or even protected with oil if it is susceptible to rust. I will be returning it.


By Dave M P from DeWitt Michigan
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, November 14, 2013

I thought long and hard about purchasing this blade. Now that I have used it I will say that it is money very well spent. The resulting fret slots are absolutely perfect. Thanks Stewmac

It is alright.

By preetcher from Beaufort, NC
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, November 07, 2013

I used it to slot 2 boards and the slots were a little bigger than the fret wire so I had to buy the fret crimping tool in order to make my frets seat properly. I run a couple of test slots on scrap and they were a little big so I checked my saw and it was perfect. Not wobbly or anything like that so I went ahead and used it anyway knowing I could use the fret crimping tool to make my frets seat properly. It is really not a big deal but for the money you would expect something a little better.

Good tool,but...

By F from Japan
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, June 03, 2013

If this blade had made of cemented carbide,I could have cut more fretboards.

Works great!

By EJ from NW Ohio
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, March 18, 2013

I've been making stick dulcimers (strum-sticks,dulcitars) and was looking for a better way to cut frets. I found the blade, hesitated when I saw the price, then pulled the trigger. It's worth every penny. Build yourself a little table saw sled and start fretting.

worth it.

By handerson from rochester,mn
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, March 06, 2013

good quality, clean cuts. Time is money. Unless you enjoy the process of manually slotting frets pick up one of these and a Fret Scale Template. It's so easy it's almost magic.

fret saw blade

By jwd from calgary
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Great tool. Can slot a fret board in about 5 minutes. Very accurate.

Great product

By TW from Grand Rapids MI 49525
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Good tool, good service. Thank you, TW Felty

Excellent time saver!!!

By Paul Stratton from Westerville OH
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, November 03, 2012

I love this blade and have cut a lot of fret boards with it. The only down sides to this would be the cost and no additional kerf sizes available. If you use this blade with stew mac wire you tend to end up with too much fret board compression which makes it necessary to use a double action truss rod to dial in the neck properly for fret leveling or you have to use a fret barber to shave the fret barbs.
These are not complaints, just observations. :)

wish it lasted longer

By Mudbug765 from Hartford City, IN
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, September 28, 2012

In a production setting, the stewmac fret slotting blade does not last as long as I would like it to...typically 200-300 fretboards. Extremely hard woods like bloodwood and ipe dull the blade within about a dozen fretboards. It works great when it is sharp, there are few other items like it available anywhere. I have about 8 or 9 dull blades collected over the last few years. I would be interested in a same-size carbide blade made for slotting.

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