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Japanese Fret Saw

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Japanese Fret Saw

Japanese Fret Saw

Item # 5755
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Japanese Fret Saw and Depth Stop

Japanese Fret Saw and Depth Stop

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$49.16

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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

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.

5.0

Absolutely worth it

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I have both Stew-Mac fret saws now, and this one is the star. The teeth are extremely sharp and deep. It cuts waaaay faster and smoother and is an absolute joy to use. I can cut the fret slots in less than half the time I used to take. Worth every penny.

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

Class

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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.

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