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Japanese Fret Saw

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Japanese Fret Saw

Japanese Fret Saw

Item # 5755
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$43.46

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Japanese Fret Saw and Depth Stop

Japanese Fret Saw and Depth Stop

Item # 5756
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$51.62

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Depth Stop for Fret Saws

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

Depth guide

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I noticed in another review that somebody complained about the depth range on the guide. He maybe hadn't realised at that point that it has two different ranges, depending on which way up it's mounted. I've used Japanese woodworking tools over a 30-plus year career in production lutherie, and they're outstanding.

5.0

Best fret saw

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This cuts so much faster and with less effort than the traditional Western saw. I would highly recommended it for anyone who cuts fret slots by hand.

5.0

Such a nice saw

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This is an excellent saw. Nice cut good rigidity. The depth stop is worth getting.

5.0

Great tool. Sharp and precise

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Cuts like butter

5.0

As Advertised

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Extremely sharp. I cut white oak fretboards with ease

5.0

Japanese Fret Saw

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Been a hobby wood worker for 40 yrs +, built a few guitars along the way so hopefully I know an excellent tool when I see one, and , this fits the bill!!

5.0

Really enjoying this fine saw

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I like that it cuts on the pull. I find it easier to hold steady. This saw is longer than any fret saw I've owned in the past. It cuts fret slots quickly and cleanly.

5.0

Best hand fret saw!!!!!!!

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Great product.!!!!! It's very sharp ! , very accurate ,makes cutting a breeze??
I didn't get the depth stop because I made my own on my miter box I made out of mdf .

5.0

Japanese fret saw

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It's a little bit biegger than i spect, but i guess that will be perfect for the job.

3.0

Great saw - not so great depth guide

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I received the Japanese fret saw w/depth guide yesterday. The saw is a gem of a tool and is beyond impressive. However the depth guide is useless. The lowest possible setting may as well be in the next universe due to being way too high.... it was tried on a couple of scrap pieces of fret board and you have to almost cut all the way through it in order to properly set the medium/medium fret wire I use.

This was my first purchase from Stew-Mac... undecided if there shall be a second.

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