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Japanese Fret Saw

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Japanese Fret Saw

Japanese Fret Saw

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Japanese Fret Saw and Depth Stop

Japanese Fret Saw and Depth Stop

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Depth Stop for Fret Saws

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StewMac Fret Slotting Miter Box with Japanese Fret Saw

StewMac Fret Slotting Miter Box with Japanese Fret Saw

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Japanese Fret Saw

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Our most efficient saw for fret slots! Handmade, each saw cuts on the pull-stroke. This traditional design reduces blade flex and jamming as you saw the slot.

A StewMac exclusive.
The craftsmanship and efficiency of traditional handmade Japanese woodworking saws are legendary. We are pleased to offer a unique example made specifically for cutting fret slots, complete with easy depth-of-cut adjustment. This is our smoothest, most efficient handsaw for fret work—it cuts FAST!

The thumbscrew-adjustable clear acrylic Depth Stop slides up and down for precise control of fret slot depth. It's removable for cutting off the ends of a blank fingerboard, or for use with our Fret Slotting Miter Box.

SAVE when you order our unique Fret Slotting Miter Box with your saw, and enjoy the most versatile fret slotting solution for the small shop.

TIP: The blade features extremely sharp teeth, with precise .023" kerf to match our fretwire. Because it cuts faster than a standard fret saw, it must be held perpendicular to the fretboard. If not, you can quickly cut a wider slot than you expect. We recommend our Fret Slotting Miter Box for keeping the saw in proper alignment.

Overall length 19-3/4" (501.65mm)
Cutting length 9-3/4" (247.65mm)
Blade depth 1-3/4" (44.45mm)
Rigid nickel-plated brass spine
Comfortable traditional bamboo handle


Cut accurate 90-degree slots when you use the saw with our Fret Slotting Miter Box. Add a Fret Scale Template and you'll never miscalculate your fret positions.


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5.0

 japanese fret saw

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this saw with the SM fret slotting mitre box and templates are a joy to use and make the job quicker, more accurate, and with way less tension in me!

5.0

Old guy. Long Handle.

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Wanted to replace my previous Stu-Mac fret saw as I was having problems sharpening it and I dislike straight handles. Have used pull saws for other projects and often find them easier to use for small precise cuts at my age, [not that younger users shouldn't be concerned about carpel tunnel problems, arthritis or back and shoulder problems from using a push saw] but I was surprised about the handle length as it reminded me of big wood cutting saws. I adapted to it very quickly. Love it.

5.0

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Just a great saw. The depth stop is simple and handy too. Only Japanese saws allowed in my workshop now!

4.0

nice saw.

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the handle loosens up with use, but its a very nice saw.

5.0

Excelente Serrucho

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El mejor artículo de corte manual para ranurar diapasón. +10

2.0

Teeth should be hardened

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I have bought more than ten of these over the years. I like the pull stroke, but they get dull too fast. Some times I get only 5-6 rosewood or ebony fretboards out of them before I have to use a new one.

5.0

Japanese Fret saw

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Great saw, super sharp, it is perfect for your fret wire. I can fret a dulcimer fretboard in 30 minutes or less. With a homemade jig, it does a very neat job. Thanks to the depth stop, all cuts are uniform.

5.0

Angry Japanese Steel

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This is a great saw, if you have never used a Japanese saw your in for a treat. They are crazy sharp and cut in the pull stroke, on ebony I no longer get chips outs or have to saw for days on boards. The best part is they are gauged for the stewmac fret wire. I have the traditional fretting saw and this one is my go to. For my use I wish the handle was a few inches shorter but I can modify it for my use. Don't question just get it.

5.0

Great Saw

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This is a fine saw. I have used dozuki saws for years for detail work, and this cuts with the best of them. I do think that shorter teeth might make it a little less prone to jump the slot, but that's not a big problem. The simple depth stop works very well- I have used it, e.g., to cut a slot the depth of a piece of veneer for a patch, to make nut slots etc. If you want to cut stuff, the Japanese continue to lead the world- saws, chisels, knives etc....

5.0

Top Quality

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This saw impressed me just upon looking at it.
The performance is second to none.
Fine quality saw

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