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Refret Saw

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Clean or deepen fret slots for better fret seating!
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Item# Description In stock Price Quantity
3604 0.015" blade thickness Yes

3602 0.020" blade thickness Yes

3605 0.025" blade thickness Yes

3611 Set of all 3 saws SAVE $8.00 Yes

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New frets won't seat correctly until the old fret slots are clean! Designed by fretting expert Dan Erlewine, each of these unique saws has two 3/8" blades. One cuts on the pull stroke, the other on the push. The three saws have different blade thicknesses; use them in sequence as needed to loosen packed wood dust and old glue, or to deepen shallow fret slots, even on bound fingerboards. They're better for these tasks than a standard fret saw, which won't work on a bound board and can unnecessarily widen the slots on a radiused board.

Each saw is 9-3/4" overall, with a wooden handle and two 3/8" blades.

The Refret Saw is included in this money-saving set:
Refret Saw and Fret Slot Cleaning Tool Set

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Refret Saw
Refret Saw
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5 4-05-2014
Great Tool

I've seen these for years and thought they were frivolous...until I had to re-fret a bound fretboard! They worked great. I bought the set. I started with the smallest and worked up until the fret fit just right.

TonyC  Atlanta, GA
4 2-02-2014
Refret Saw

Be absolutely positive of which size of saw you want. Too large and you'll be using glue to hold the frets.

Red Fox Guitars  Albert Lea, MN Read my reviews (15)
5 6-20-2013

Ingenius tool. I don't clean fret slots without these. A must have tool.

Bob Long, The Guitar Surgeon  Corpus Christi, Texas Read my reviews (10)
5 6-15-2013
Good tool

This works like it is suppose to. After using the fret saw it clean out the slots nicely and helps bring down any high spots.

Todd  Winnipeg Manitoba Read my reviews (9)
4 3-27-2012
Pretty Good

Does as it should, though I do find it a little hard not to hit the fret board with the other set of teeth. Imagine if you will, cutting a piece of rug with a razor, but then the razor slips and you end up cutting a piece of the rug you weren't trying to cut. That's what it's like with this saw. I think it should have just one set of teeth (so it only cuts in one direction)- I have no problem flipping the guitar around and getting it from the other side, or walking to the other side of the table.

Joecool  Byfield, MA Read my reviews (5)
5 11-18-2011
Refret Saw

this tool is perfect

p gaudreau  canada Read my reviews (43)
5 5-26-2011
Just Perfect!

this tool is perfect either as a slot deepener and cleaner. the double saw system is a great idea, as it makes the push and pull job super easy. i like to prep the fret slots, and i like them to be as perfect as the factory slots. this tool made it possible even on bound fretboards.

StewMike  Italia Read my reviews (11)
5 4-13-2011
Seems good.

For what I have used it for it seems ok but I dont know about durability yet. So take this review as you like. Bob from Illinois seems to think its good.....

Jerhico Guitars  Altona, NY Read my reviews (51)
5 2-17-2011
Simple and functional

If I'd been asked before I purchased the set if I needed them I would have said no. Now that I've used them I won't be without them. The old adage "the right tool for the job" certainly applies to these saws. Use them in conjunction with the fret depth gauge if you need to deepen the slot.

Bob Littrell-Cardona Custom Guitars  Springfield, Illinois Read my reviews (9)
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