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Saddle Routing Jig

Saddle Routing Jig

Saddle Routing Jig

Saddle Routing Jig

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Saddle Routing Jig

About This Item

Fast, accurate saddle installations! Slot an acoustic guitar bridge easily and accurately every time. A StewMac exclusive.

We designed this handy jig here in our shops, to solve the tricky router alignment problems you'll encounter when creating or correcting a bridge saddle slot.

It's become a repair shop "must-have," with versatile time-saving uses that will give you easy, accurate results every time.

Slot a new bridge
Slot for a compensated saddle—split saddles too!
Fix an incorrectly located saddle
Flatten the bottom of a slot for an undersaddle pickup
  (crucial for proper pickup response)

The jig works seamlessly with all of our StewMac Router Bases and your Dremel. Don't have a Dremel? An adapter for the popular Bosch Colt router is also included (you can drill it to fit other brands of laminate trimmers, too).

Simply clamp the jig at the guitar's soundhole and tail block. It's made of clear acrylic for easy positioning, with sponge padding to help level the jig on arched soundboards. Thumbscrews allow precise fingertip adjustment of cutter alignment, saddle compensation, slot length and width. Clear acrylic adapter plates are included.

Instructions are supplied with the jig. Clamps, router base and Dremel not included.

TIP: Before using the jig, you'll need to know precisely where to rout. The Saddlematic and the Intonator take away the guesswork.


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Video

Trade Secrets!

Trade Secrets!

Finding the right location for a guitar's saddle slot

This issue shows how to locate and cut the saddle slot for an acoustic bridge.

Instructions

Product Instructions

Saddle Routing Jig Instructions

The Saddle Routing Jig lets you slot a new bridge with a traditional single saddle or 2-piece compensated saddle, fill and move an existing saddle slot, widen a saddle slot for a compensated saddle, or flatten the bottom of the slot for a saddle transducer pickup.

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5.0

Perfect...

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Verified Buyer


This contraption is a godsend apparatus to ease the tedious task of cutting the bridge's slot on any acoustic. It was my first time using this and in no time, Done !!! Thanks StewMac... this is a great tool you guys have made available to us budding and seasoned luthiers .!!!

5.0

A must for bridge repair and cutting clean saddle slots

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Verified Buyer


The routing jig was needed to repair an extremely loose and shallow saddle slot on a vintage instrument. I filled the bridge slot with a piece of rosewood, lined up the jig and after a few passes I had a nice snug saddle slot. The jig was essential for this repair. It help make a really professional job.

5.0

I love the improvements in router template!

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Verified Buyer


Out of all the things that could have been lost when we moved the shop, this was the one item that went missing. But there was a silver lining! I can use my Bosch with this one! The old one didn't have that option, but this one mounts the StewMac Dremel base AND the Colt.

5.0

Saddle Routing Jig

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Verified Buyer


Perfect and wonderfoul Jig. Very easy to use it, and with a perfect quality of costruction.

5.0

Great tool!!!

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Verified Buyer


I love this set up. Works like a champ. The first one I routed I ended up with a left handed bridge because I wasn't paying attention to top and bottom. I guess one of these builds will now be for the leftys out there. New and unchartered territory.

5.0

Easy and Accurate

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Verified Buyer


Easy set-up. Easy to use. I used a Dremel with base. Seems to be exactly correct.

5.0

Exactly what I needed.

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Verified Buyer


I bought this jig for a custom bridge build for a customers 1960's J45. This model had the adjustable saddle with the 4 bolts going through the top and he wanted to improve guitars the tone. The jig did exactly what I needed and it was easy to work with. Thanks Stewmac.

5.0

Excellent!

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Verified Buyer


Hesitated because of the price...seemed to be a good chunk of change for some plastic plates...well, I gotta say, these are some nicely jigged pieces of acrylic.

Up and running on a test piece within minutes. And the onto a vintage Guild left handed conversion. Clean. Quick. Stress free.

Could you make your own Jig? Yes you could. But this is perfectly designed. I don't have the luxury of time when it comes to Jig making. Very happy with this one.

Used it with my Bosch Colt router, 3/32" bit first pass, 1/8" bit for final pass.

5.0

Great tool with more than one use.

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Verified Buyer


I use the saddle routing jig on my new builds and I have found a new use. I also use it to cut the end grafts. I can cut straight and tapered grafts accurately with a perfect depth of cut. I had to create a jig to hold the instrument and a table to fit over the lower bout to clamp the Saddle routing jig to. I now can cut end grafts in minutes with a high degree of accuracy on guitars and ukes.

5.0

Looks like the picture

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Verified Buyer


You get what you pay. Expensive, you could probably build it yourself. It's nice to not have to though.

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