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Adjustable Fret Slotting Saw

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Our Fret Slotting Saw has a rigid brass spine, and a comfortable traditionally-turned hardwood handle with ferrule. It looks right at home on a luthier's workbench.

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Adjustable Fret Slotting Saw
  Item# Description In stock Price Quantity
5745 Saw and depth stop Yes

5744 Saw only Yes

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Sheffield steel blade.
Make no mistake: this is NOT a standard hardware megamart backsaw! We started with a blade of legendary corrosion-resistant Sheffield steel, and specified .023" width to match our fretwire. We insisted on precision pull-cut teeth, to greatly reduce blade flex and jamming in harder fingerboard woods. Lastly, we designed an easy to use, removable clear acrylic depth stop. It slides up or down, with thumbscrews to precisely set any fret slot depth.

And one more thing: this saw works seamlessly with our Fret Slotting Miter Box.

The acrylic depth guide can be adjusted to expose as much as 1/4" of the blade, and is removable for cutting off the ends of a blank fingerboard. It's also sold separately.

Overall length 15-1/4" (387.35mm)
Cutting length 10" (254mm)
Blade depth 1-3/4" (44.45mm)

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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Adjustable Fret Slotting Saw
Adjustable Fret Slotting Saw
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5 3-16-2012

Esta es una herramienta muy fácil de usar y muy precisa. estoy muy contento por haberla adquirido

juanjovoz  Caracas, Venezuela Read my reviews (4)
5 3-09-2012
great saw

I am not a luthier. Barely a carpenter. But i recently determined to put frets on a violin since neither am i a violinist. This saw worked perfectly and contributed entirely to my success.

theskyismyfather  oregon
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5 3-09-2012

i've been plugging along thinking that i could do my frets without spending money on another saw for the shop...well i finally broke down and got one of was i makes life much easier... i built my own guide box and now frets are a breeze...just buy it.

djones  Pasadena, CA
5 2-27-2012
nice saw

nice fret saw why pay more for the one
from japan? this one does a good job

tony clarke  arkansas Read my reviews (4)
5 2-26-2012
Highest Quality

The Highwst Quality saw i ever used!

Peem  BKK,Thailand Read my reviews (4)
5 1-19-2012
Perfect fret slots

This saw is great. The slots are just right. Easy cutting, easy precision.

Douglas J  Phoenix, AZ
5 12-21-2011

Product of great quality

Adriano VIeira  Brazil
5 12-17-2011
Essential Tool!

Great guide on this quality saw!

Wilmer Gingerich  Jamesport MO Read my reviews (76)
4 9-08-2011
Almost perfect

The fret slotting saw system is 5 star perfect but a star is lost only because the range of templates available to use with it is limited. Some of us luthiers would snap up dulcimer fret templates.

TasLuthier  Tasmania Australia Read my reviews (3)
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5 8-24-2011
Very nice saw

This is now my "go to" saw for cutting slots. I bought just the saw and made my own depth gauge for it which probably took less than 20 minutes.

RLowVaughn  Boise, Id. Read my reviews (19)
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