Fret Slotting Table Saw Blade

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Fast and accurate! Now you can cut fret slots on your table saw or radial arm saw.

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Fret Slotting Table Saw Blade

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Table saw shooting board for fret slots and flexible cauls

A make-it-yourself solution for fast accurate 90 degree cuts on your table saw. Also a cool tip on making bendy, flexible cauls that follow the shapes on a guitar.


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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.


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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4.5
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5.0

Awesome!

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Best StewMac purchase I have made; by far my favourite item! Slots a fretboard in five minute on the radial arm saw. It would be hard to go back to doing it by hand now if I for some reason had to.

5.0

Ukulele fretboards

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Bought your fret slot blade but had to go elsewhere for ukulele templates. Just cut five soprano fretboards in about fifteen minutes. It used to take ten hours to do the same with less accuracy. blade perfect, you need to recognize the need for ukulele builders with templates for all four sizes.

5.0

Increased creativity

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This blade has allowed the use of many more woods beyond Ebony and Rosewood for my fretboards. Bubinga, Bocote and beyond, the worlds forests are the only limit and the results are perfect.

5.0

excellent

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why did i wait so long to buy this? One of the best tools I have. worth every penny and more!

5.0

Saw Blade is a Godsend

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I bought this saw blade with some mad money I had laying around. It is absolutely the best purchase I have made in decades. After designing and constructing a cross cut sled for my fret-boards, I was ready to try it out. The cuts are always square, the same depth and a spot on width for SM fret wire.

I build a half sized version of a dulcimer, so I can't use the templates...:-( But I'm working on some of my own design. Once I get the measuring down to a fine art, I'm good.



I highly recommend this product.



Dave

4.0

Very good!!!!!

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very good and very accurate work was perfect

5.0

Best Fret slotting saw blade I've used

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I have three table saw blades all from different manufacturers. Of all three, by far this one is the best. I not only use it for fretting, but I use it to cut purfling as well as it leaves a nice clean cut.

5.0

Terrific blade . . .

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We use this blade in our shop to slot fretboards for all our custom guitars and basses. It is installed on our vintage 1967 Craftsman 9" radial arm saw. This is a fantastic investment as no extra "stiffeners" are needed as with the competitions blade. We've slotted many boards and it still cuts perfect slots. We recommend this blade for all serious builders and repair persons.

5.0

I couldn't survive without this!!

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I build a bunch and I sell kits. I make a lot of fingerboards and necks and with the fretting blade I can knock out 30-40 fingerboards in a day. Then I am set and no cramps from hand cutting!!

5.0

Industrial revolution

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Bought the fret saw blade and dedicated an old 50's Detla/Milwaukee table top saw into a dedicated fretting saw. Built a jig for the fingerboard and wow...into the 21st century!

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