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

Diameter6"(152.40mm)
Thickness.060"(1.52mm)
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

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4.5
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5.0

Time Saver!

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This blade saves a lot of time and we all know time is money (elbow grease ain't cheap either). The slots come out perfect if you're doing it right. Maybe it's a bit pricey, but so are all quality blades...sell a few boards and it's paid for.
Save the mitre box for woods that have a high silica content.

5.0

Precision tools are fragile. Treat it as such.

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This blade is invaluable. Be careful with your feed rate and depth of cuts...I seem to have damaged the heat treatment on the teeth by letting them get too hot (while using it to scribe a deep centerline on a very long piece of walnut), and the sharpness and cleanliness of slots is noticeably reduced. However, that's a failure of my use of the tool, not the tool itself; I still give a very enthusiastic five stars. Combined with the steel fret scale template/index pin and a simple homemade sled, this blade kept me enthusiastic and saved me from throwing up my hands and giving up on my first fretboard attempt!

1.0

PN 1557 Fret Slotting Table Saw Blade: Not happy

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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.

5.0

Excellent!!!

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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

3.0

It is alright.

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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.

3.0

Good tool,but...

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

5.0

Works great!

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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.

5.0

worth it.

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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.

5.0

fret saw blade

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

5.0

Great product

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Good tool, good service. Thank you, TW Felty

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