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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 1-17-2013
Fret slot Depth Gauge

Great tool for checking your slots are still the correct depth after gluing the fretboard to the neck and sanding the final radius.

Ian Toalster  Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Read my reviews (3)
5 9-13-2012

this is good for a quick check of slot depth

bluesplayerx  ca Read my reviews (9)
5 8-29-2012

A simple but useful tool. A must have.

sgregoryjones  Australia Read my reviews (5)
5 8-22-2012
grreat tool

prefect for fret job usefull

Ivan Souza  England Read my reviews (25)
5 7-09-2012
What a great help!

This little Gauge works great and is a time saver. Worth every penny!

CJORDISON  NORWALK, CA Read my reviews (10)
4 7-06-2012
A great tool.

A great tool.

Gusty  Ro Read my reviews (91)
5 5-21-2012
Very useful.

Important tool for the job scale.

Rodrigo Gomes  Brazil Read my reviews (44)
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4 4-29-2012

I'm a bit confused as to what line I should be gauging the slot depth to, as there are 2 thin lines printed on the metal. Otherwise the metal fits in nicely and even scrapes out a bit of debris that may be trapped in the groove.

Peter Lagios  Clear Lake, Iowa Read my reviews (7)
StewMac responds

The 2 lines on the gauge are used as reference marks to confirm that the length of the tang of new fretwire will fit into the depth of the fingerboard slots. If you ever have a question about how to use one of our products, please contact us. We would be happy to help.

5 4-11-2012
fret gage

perfect tool for gaging depth

Marvin James  Kersey, Colorado Read my reviews (9)
5 1-12-2012

Perfect tools

niponz  Thailand Read my reviews (31)
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