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Fret Slotting Table Saw Blade

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Fret Slotting Table Saw Blade

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Fret Slotting Table Saw Blade

About This Item

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.


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Instructions

Product Instructions

Dual Fret Scale Template Instructions

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

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5.0

great fret blade

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i made frets by hand, and this fret blade made making frets in less than 15 min.

4.0

Real time saver, highly recommended

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I love this blade. I have the old style miter box with solid brass guides and it took nearly an hour to slot a fretboard from a hard wood like honduran rosewood or ebony. This saw blade does it in 30 seconds.

Before you slap this blade on, make sure your table saw blade is square with your miter slots and your arbor doesn't have any runout. A couple hours spent on table saw setup will make all the difference. I made a miter sled as shown in the video and used the fret slotting templates with the supplied pin.

5.0

Excellent Saw Blade!!

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I purchased one of these and it was a while before I could use it and when I did the slots were a bit too wide. I informed Stew Mac and they Promptly sent another at their cost and I returned the first one at their cost. This Saw makes quick work of making a fret board and I am Thankful and appreciate Stew Macs customer service! I have made many purchases from Stew Mac and I am always impressed and Happy with the result. This saw will be a joy to use on my future cigar box guitar projects!!

5.0

Great tool

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I don't know why I didn't buy this blade sooner. It is faster, easier and does a better job than other methods that I have used. The price seems a little high, but it was worth it.

5.0

Fret tablesaw blade

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I love this blade along the fret scale guide and a shooting board. I can now cut my frets in minutes ( use to take me hours to mark them and cut them and it wasn't always 100% accurate). Now I have no worries !

4.0

Does The Job

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Yep. This is what you need. No getting around it. I tried to grind my own. I tried to hand saw. Don't waste your time. Buy this with the notching template and be done with it.

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

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