Japanese Fret Saw, Saw and depth stop

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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.

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Japanese Fret Saw, Saw and depth stop

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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.

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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Japanese fret saw

By Larry from Santa Maria, Ca
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, August 22, 2010


This saw works quite well, however not any better than the the Stew-Mac saw

Scotsman saws Brazilian by Japanese in Australia!

By Kenny Fox from Perth, Australia
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, July 25, 2010


This is the first time I've cut my own fretboard (Brazil Rosewood for Les Paul), having bought pre-cut and radiussed 'boards from StewMac previously. I think I did a pretty good job for a first attempt. I'm very happy with the saw and have cut 2 more boards since. I may buy the Mitre Box too as I did go slightly off-square with 2 frets which I fixed OK. I like the weight and feel of this tool. The only reason I'm not giving 5 stars is because I haven't tried the English style of fret saw so I don't know how they compare. As a carpenter I've used other Japanese saws and I get on well with them.

Hated It!

By Jeff Glover from Huntsville Alabama
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, July 17, 2010


You should warn purchasers that the saw cuts slots much wider than appropriate for the tang on any wire you stock. They will wind up with very loose frets! I just tried it with the #150 wire on a scrap neck and I will be returning it!

Excellent!

By Celso Freire, Luthier from Sao Paulo, Brazil
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, June 25, 2010


This saw is much better than the old one. Thanks for another great product!

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