Refret Saw

Refret Saw

Refret Saw 0.015" blade thickness

0.015" blade thickness

Item # 3604
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$21.15

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Refret Saw 0.020" blade thickness

0.020" blade thickness

Item # 3602
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$21.15

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Refret Saw 0.025" blade thickness

0.025" blade thickness

Item # 3605
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$21.15

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 Refret Saw, Set of 3

Refret Saw, Set of 3

Item # 3611
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Refret Saw

About This Item

Clean or deepen fret slots for better fret seating!
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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5.0

Refret Saw, Very Handy Gadget

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The Refret Saw is a Very Handy Gadget for clearing gunk out of existing fret slots after a new fretboard refinish before frets install. Made the job easy.

2.0

Scared to use it, but it works - recommend re-design considerations

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I bought this for help in cleaning slots on a re-fret where there is neck binding. I like that it works... but you need to be extra careful around the body that the other blade is clear and you don't cut or scuff the body. The teeth are parallel to the handle so you need to be parallel to the slot for best and closest cutting... this brings the other blade set close to the danger zone. I feel this makes it necessary to mask the body with something thick to allow safe operation. I did have an issue a couple times of the saw jumping out of the slot and marking the binding... this is probably operator error, but happened more than once and too easily. However, in the end it did work. I strongly feel a re-design is required to limit to one blade (pull blade my preference), shorter handle (maybe offset to allow easier work above the body).

5.0

Refret Saw is a great tool!

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Verified Buyer


Highly recommended. I've used this for re-fretting one un-bound fret board so far. It's a time-saver. I didn't realize how hard it can be to clean out the fret slots. It might be even more indispensable for bound fret boards.

4.0

Decent little tool

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I use this tool all the time. Only wish I have Is that it had replaceable blades. My first one lasted a 3-4 years. Just bought my second one. I don’t like having two blades, I use the end one only. Using the rear one leaves me open to slipping and hitting the side of the neck with the end blade. Just my opinion, still a very useful too.

5.0

Loooove this

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Verified Buyer


Would love to see you put out a 0.10 as well!!!

5.0

A great refret saw.

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Verified Buyer


Buying thee tools online is very convenient. Fast shipping.

4.0

Needed for bound fingerboards

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Verified Buyer


If you have to deepen some fret slots on a bound fingerboard, this is the way to go. It's just a simple saw that they seem to have cut a notch out of - but hey, it works!

5.0

Refret Saw

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Verified Buyer


I've been needing this for a while. I have a mandolin I'm refretting and refinishing and this was perfect to deepen the slots a little to put in new frets. Now I need the other two sizes.

4.0

Before the first use

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One thing you really want to do before the first use is to round off the sharp edges on the leading and trailing edges of the saw blades. This will greatly reduce the chances of chipping the fret slot edges.

2.0

Poor quality.

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It is a very useful tool but the blades dull very very quickly.

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