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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2.0

Good idea, but...

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Verified Buyer


I found it a bit too thick to fit into the slots easily...plus an exact radius match would be more useful.

Response from StewMac


Hi Joseph,
Thank you for sharing your honest feedback with us. We're sorry to hear that our Fret Slot Depth Gauge wasn't right for the fret slots in your fingerboard. Our technical supervisors have inspected these depth guages, and found that they are within tolerance of the listed thickness.

Our friendly customer support team is always here to help at 1-800-848-2273 if you would like to address this issue further. We stand behind our return policy -- if you are not satisfied with a product, you may return it anytime for a refund or exchange.

5.0

Fret slot dept gauge

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Verified Buyer


Simple to use and incredibly usefull.if you do fret work get one.takes the guess work out wondering if slots are the proper dept.inexpensive tool that is tremendously,usefull.

5.0

Nice little tool

By

Verified Buyer


Does the job just as it should!

5.0

Super Handy

By

Verified Buyer


I used it to check the slot depths and as a way to make sure the slots were clean. It made the job easy.

5.0

Too Cool

By

Verified Buyer


I only wish it was bigger, painted neon orange, or had an echo alarm attached. I keep misplacing it. This thing is very small, but does exactly as described.

5.0

Works great

By

Verified Buyer


Smaller than I expected.

5.0

Fret Slot Depth Gauge Recommended

By

Verified Buyer


I was using a machinist ruler but this gets the job done faster. With two insertions I can check across the fingerboard.

4.0

Fret slot depth gage

By

Verified Buyer


Was surprised at how small it was but works fine.

5.0

A must have for refrets

By

Verified Buyer


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

By

Verified Buyer


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

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