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Fret Slotting Miter Box

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Improved and smoother than ever! Big improvements in smoothness and efficiency make this exclusive StewMac tool the ideal fret slotting solution for small shops.

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2230 Miter Box only Yes

2231 Miter Box and #5744 Fret Saw SAVE $10.40 Yes

2232 Miter Box and #5755 Japanese Fret Saw SAVE $11.00 Yes

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Our R&D luthiers have added ball-bearing guides that make sawing impressively easier and a lot faster. No more binding or jamming: cutting fret slots is a pleasure instead of a chore!

SAVE when you order the miter box with our Fret Slotting Saw or Japanese Fret Saw.

"You won't believe how smoothly our improved fret slotting system works!"
—Don MacRostie, StewMac R&D

The ball-bearing guides hold your fret saw perpendicular to the fingerboard, and can be adjusted to match the blade precisely. You can quickly slot any board up to 3" (76.2mm) wide, with adjustable depth of cut for any fretwire. You always have an unobstructed view of your work, too—a feature you'll appreciate. Made of rugged aluminum and 12" (304.8mm) long, our miter box has convenient mounting holes for firm attachment to your workbench.

Note: Since the Miter Box only accommodates fingerboards up to 1/2" thick, it will not work for traditional Fender style one-piece necks, or one-piece cigar box guitar necks.

Saw precise fret scales without measuring. A special indexing pin in the side of the miter box is for use with our Dual Fret Scale Templates. They enable fast, easy and accurate fret slotting for common scales. No guesswork, no tedious measuring—a tremendous time-saver!

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Fret Slotting Miter Box
Fret Slotting Miter Box
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5 8-29-2012
Increased accuracy and time saver

I can't believe it, no more trying to hold a square on a pencil line while trying to keep my saw from slipping. Should have picked one up when I first saw it a couple of years ago.

sgregoryjones  Australia Read my reviews (5)
5 8-19-2012
Great improvement!

After using to the bone the old model, I'm really please with the improved version, works much smoother and perfect accuracy. A must have if you cut your own fingerboards slots!

Benoit Meulle-Stef  Bruxelles
5 8-05-2012
The Righter-Miter!

Got this miter system, read the (well written) directions, set it up, and cut a perfect fretboard, first try... doesn't get any better than that! Being able to adjust depth with a thumbscrew is a real treat compared to clamping a guide onto the saw blade.

CJ Beuhler  Saskatchewan, Canada Read my reviews (6)
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5 8-05-2012
Great work

Honestly, this is a really great jig and very needed for the custom shop. In addition, it is much better former, which without the bearing, model. Especially with the “Japanese” fret saw. Forgive for my English.

Possokhov Valentin  Petropavlovsk, Kazakhstan
3 7-21-2012
Fret Slotting Jig

In general very good and very needed for the custom builder. For the price good quality. My only complaint would be the allen wrench adjustments @ 4 points whenever building a fretboard with a varience in thickness. The process takes a little time and a little finesse. Wish I could simply dial in the right height and get the job done quickly.

Rob Schuweiler  Bunker Hill, WV Read my reviews (4)
5 7-04-2012

This is a really useful jig. Every instrument I have made I cut the frets on this 'Mitre Box' - of course it isn't a 'Mitre Box' - it is actually a Square cutting box. It would be useful if you could change the angle but I use a wedge to keep my fretwork profile straight (I always shape the fingerboard, afterwards wishing I hadn't been so enthusiastic) but it does allow you to cut perfectly square fret slots and adjust the brass things to limit the depth of the cut.

Leo Crossfield  UK Read my reviews (12)
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5 6-01-2012
Fast delivery or what

I ordered this at 10pm on Tuesday night along with the japanese saw and a Martin fret ruler and rubbers and it arrived this afternoon around 2 pm Friday and i live in the uk!!! AMAZING!!

Jeff Sacree  Cornwall UK Read my reviews (3)
5 5-20-2012
Fret Slotting Jig

Great jig, built well and works as advertised.

Neil L  Australia Read my reviews (2)
5 4-29-2012

I'm using this with the fret rules that lock into place, and the combo is incredible - dead accurate, and the ball-bearing roller guides are really smooth. Once you have this set up for slot depth, everything goes really quickly - my first fingerboard, a 24-fret bass, took less than 25 minutes. I ordered mine with the Japanese fret saw, which is awesome too.

JoeB  Bloomington, MN Read my reviews (2)
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5 4-26-2012
The Best!

Wow! Great tool. I am a Gunsmith by trade specializing in historical recreations and I am anal about tools. Stewmac out did themselves with this one. Quality can't be beat!

Jay Strite  Texas
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