Fret Slot Depth Gauge

Fret Slot Depth Gauge

Fret Slot Depth Gauge

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Fret Slot Depth Gauge

About This Item

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!

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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5.0

A must have for refrets

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I used to use a narrow 6" scale for slot depth. It worked, but if the lighting wasn't perfect it was hard to tell. This tool not only leaves no doubt if the slot is deep enough, but on bound fingerboards it allows you to feel whether you've got the entire length of the slot clean, a must on post-70s Gibsons which have a lot of gunk in the slots.

--Dan Altilio, Top Gear Guitar - San Diego

5.0

Awesome

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Verified Buyer


Great little tool. I also use it to clear debris from the slot.

5.0

No more guessing

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Verified Buyer


Works as it should, it will be an invaluable addition, thanks

5.0

Should do the Job!

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Verified Buyer


The gauge is smaller than I expected, but should work fine getting into the fret slots.

5.0

Fret Slot Gauge

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Verified Buyer


Love it as it takes the guess work out of re-fretting

5.0

Very useful tool

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Verified Buyer


This tool takes all the guesswork out of cutting fret slots, plus it is great for making sure there is no debris in the fret slot.

5.0

MUST HAVE!

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Verified Buyer


Use it every freting or refreting I made... but also it is a GREAT TOOL for scaping top binding after spraying.. i use the more radiused part, and by rolling it I can scrape perfectly the bindings.

5.0

Fast to work with.

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Verified Buyer


It’s faster to see how deeper to go, or just at the wright place for the fret tang.

5.0

Fret Slot Gauge

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Verified Buyer


Just another simple but very handy tool from StewMac. I misplaced mine for a couple of weeks and went nuts until I found it. The go to tool for refretting. There is some real brain power at StewMac to come up with this tool. Thanks guys

5.0

never needed this before

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Verified Buyer


usually buy pre-slotted, prefretted fingerboards, but now doing more custom instruments, need to know the fret environment, so this is cheap and works well. And, I love measuring tools ...

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