Japanese Fret Saw

Japanese Fret Saw

Japanese Fret Saw

Japanese Fret Saw

Item # 5755
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$51.07

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Japanese Fret Saw and Depth Stop

Japanese Fret Saw and Depth Stop

Item # 5756
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$60.41

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Depth Stop for Fret Saws

Depth Stop for Fret Saws

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$9.34

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StewMac Fret Slotting Miter Box with Japanese Fret Saw

StewMac Fret Slotting Miter Box with Japanese Fret Saw

Item # 2232
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List Price $265.25
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Japanese Fret Saw

About This Item

Our most efficient saw for fret slots! Handmade, each saw cuts on the pull-stroke. This traditional design reduces blade flex and jamming as you saw the slot.

A StewMac exclusive.
The craftsmanship and efficiency of traditional handmade Japanese woodworking saws are legendary. We are pleased to offer a unique example made specifically for cutting fret slots, complete with easy depth-of-cut adjustment. This is our smoothest, most efficient handsaw for fret work—it cuts FAST!

The thumbscrew-adjustable clear acrylic Depth Stop slides up and down for precise control of fret slot depth. It's removable for cutting off the ends of a blank fingerboard, or for use with our Fret Slotting Miter Box.

SAVE when you order our unique Fret Slotting Miter Box with your saw, and enjoy the most versatile fret slotting solution for the small shop.

TIP: The blade features extremely sharp teeth, with precise .023" kerf to match our fretwire. Because it cuts faster than a standard fret saw, it must be held perpendicular to the fretboard. If not, you can quickly cut a wider slot than you expect. We recommend our Fret Slotting Miter Box for keeping the saw in proper alignment.

Overall length 19-3/4" (501.65mm)
Cutting length 9-3/4" (247.65mm)
Blade depth 1-3/4" (44.45mm)
Rigid nickel-plated brass spine
Comfortable traditional bamboo handle


Cut accurate 90-degree slots when you use the saw with our Fret Slotting Miter Box. Add a Fret Scale Template and you'll never miscalculate your fret positions.


WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.


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5.0

Perfecto!

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Verified Buyer


This saw is exactly what I need to cut fret slots and other fine details. With the depth guard I can cut perfect slots on a radiused neck. It's amazingly sharp and I keep the guard all the way down to protect the teeth when not in use. The deep design of the teeth tends to clear sawdust from the cut more efficiently. The long handle makes cutting more accurate than a short handle. What's not to love?

5.0

Great tool

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Verified Buyer


This saw exceeded all my expectation. It was easy to use and the depth gauge made all the difference.

4.0

fret saw

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I have several different types of saws but didn't have one like this one. So far I've been quite happy with my purchase.

5.0

Very nice product

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Goog quality, very happy about it

5.0

Good Preformer

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I have slotted 2 fingerboards since purchase. Very nice sawing action, Much smoother than the Veritas saw that I used previously. Cuts very quickly.

5.0

Japanese Fret Saw and Depth Stop

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Great set of tools. Glad to have also bought the depth stop. Worked as advertised.

5.0

Japanese fret saw

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Verified Buyer


This is so much better than the conventional fret saws. I've gone through three of them now. This cuts much cleaner and faster. Using it with a fret sawing jig is also better. Since it cuts on the pull stroke it tend to draw the fingerboard toward the jig and you don't need to use quite as much clamping pressure to hold the board. A big improvement.

5.0

Great fret saw

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Verified Buyer


I needed a new dedicated fret saw and after research thought this was worth a try. I used it for the first time yesterday and it worked perfectly. Only downside would be that the handle seemed a little long, but it worked out fine.

5.0

Japanese Fret Saw

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Saw cuts straight, true, and smoothly. no regrets, and I figure the saw will probably outlive me.

4.0

Cutting fret slots with this saw is so much nicer than with hobby "back" saw.

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Got this saw with the depth stop. Built a nice miter box to accept the saw and the depth stop together to get perfectly vertical fret slots with the same depth at all fret positions. So nice that the width of this saw perfectly matches StewMac's fret wire.

My only complaint would be that the binding on the handle is somewhat cheaply done. The blade itself however is excellent and the depth stop works like a charm.

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