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Fret Slot Depth Gauge

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Be sure your fretwire will fit! Don't wait until after you've installed a fret to discover the slot wasn't quite deep enough!

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Dan Erlewine developed this remarkably handy "look-before-you-leap" gauge for quickly comparing the wire to the slot. Simply hold the flat edge against the fret tang, note the height of the tang against the reference lines, fit the appropriate curved edge into the slot, and compare the lines again.

The gauge is machined from .018" (.46mm) stainless steel for durability in the repair shop, and it fits into any fret slot. It's a big help for refret jobs (it fits bound fingerboards), for setting the depth stop on our adjustable fret slotting saw, and for setting the cutting height of our fret slotting table saw blade. The non-glare etched surface is easy to read, and the curved edges fit all popular radiused and flat fretboards.

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Fret Slot Depth Gauge
Fret Slot Depth Gauge
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5 4-18-2014
Great tool for slot depth

The addition of more lines for the depth of the slot made this tool perfect.

mfontz  Boston, MA Read my reviews (4)
5 3-16-2014
Re-fret on a 1968 Fender "Fretless Wonder" Slide in Frets.

Ever had to re-fret a fender neck that was 1968 or older? They slid the frets in from the side of the neck and not straight in. On top of that, the neck has the owner's name inlayed in Agate. The fret slots had to be deepened and the neck had a compound radius. I could not have done the is job without Depth Gauge. He also wanted Strat Frets. No way could I have done this project without Stew Mac.

D. Bennett  San Antonio, TX Read my reviews (2)
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5 2-05-2014
Great little tool!!

Very unique tool at a great price. Used it to set my fret-slot wire depth on a recent LP style build and it worked great!!!

furynut69  Germantown,WI. Read my reviews (7)
5 2-02-2014
Fret Slot Depth Gauge

Pay attention to the picture size from product to guitar neck. It's very small but does exactly what it's supposed to do. Good investment.

Red Fox Guitars  Albert Lea, MN Read my reviews (15)
5 1-01-2014
Graet little tool!

Made it so much easier doing a fret job when you have the correct tool!!Kudos to Stew Mac for making this available.

furynut69  Germantown,WI. Read my reviews (7)
5 11-24-2013
An indispensable tool

A small miracle.It does the job with great accuracy!!!

George Isidorou (Luthier)  Greece Read my reviews (4)
5 10-20-2013
very good!

It helps me a lot!

Rista  Greece Read my reviews (2)
5 10-15-2013

It helps a lot to the depth, Thank you!!

Carlos GirĂ³n  Ny Read my reviews (28)
4 6-18-2013
Worked just fine

I got this for a new fret job... seemed a little unnecessary for my new build, but I see the value in a refret job. Otherwise, it worked great.

Andrew H.  South Carolina, USA Read my reviews (44)
4 5-16-2013
Helpful Tool

This gauge helped me keep track of my fret slot depth on a recent partial refret job. It beat using a rule or any other method I could have come up with.

Leapin Lizard  Monument, Colorado Read my reviews (8)
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