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Refret Saw

Refret Saw

0.018" blade thickness

Item # 13604
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Refret Saw

About This Item

Clean or deepen fret slots the right way!
Get perfectly clean fret slots for better seated frets and faster fret work—even on bound boards!

Designed by fretting expert Dan Erlewine, these unique saws are made for precision fret work. Each saw has two blades (one cuts on the pull stroke, the other on the push) giving you precise control. 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 a better choice for these delicate 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.

Doing a refret? Save with the set

The Refret Saw is included in this money-saving set:
Refret Saw and Fret Slot Cleaning Tool Set


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5.0

I wish I had this before

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I don't own a press so a hammer must be used and if you're putting frets in new board slots with a hammer it's almost impossible to knock them in. Using this will open the slot up and make things easier.

5.0

Refret Saw & Whisk Tips

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Verified Buyer


I used the refret saw 23" on my first refret job. At first sight the saw doesn't look like much. But man, what a great and handy tool! Just the missing thing in your toolbelt.
Actually I only used the pull stroke saw on the very end of the tool since it gave me the most control. I didn't like the push saw in the middle too much since it gave me the feeling it had the tendency to bite down too deep in the fret slot, but that could be a lack of experience and technique on my side, being a beginner.
The little plastic whisk tips for super glue, again don't look like much. But man are they handy when applying thin 10 super glue in the fret slots. Just the stuff you need to work quickly and accurately. I used the technique of putting wax around the slot to prevent glue stains as presented in the Stewmac video. The wax can be hard to remove but it works.Use the refret saw to remove any accidental wax that got into the slot.
On top of that my order got lost in the mail. Stewmac replaced it with a second shipment without charging. After a long period waiting due to slow mail the second shipment arrived and the first one was returned to Stewmac. Great service and great tools!
Top Job!

Dante Renzulli
The Netherlands, EU.

5.0

Great tool

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Verified Buyer


Just go slow and don't try to plow out too much wood and the tool works really well.

5.0

super fast

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Verified Buyer


I ordered this on 9/9/2020 @ 2:00 pm received it 9/10/2020 @ 11:30 am
Thank you, FedEx.

5.0

Excellent Concept!

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Verified Buyer


I recently purchased this saw to make life easier on a left-hand, Taylor 812CE acoustic refret with a .023" kerf and it did just that! One has to keep in mind the tool can only go so far. No one tool is a fix-all for every situation. It's still up the craftsman to try different angles of approach using the tool. I had to maneuver the Refret Saw differently in conjunction with the Fret Buck, and it worked out just fine. No mishaps occurred like scratching the guitar body or the saw jumping out of the fret slots because I was careful. The handle on this tool is made from hard wood that feels comfortable in the hands.

I definitely recommend the Stewmac Refret Saw!

5.0

Refret Saw, Very Handy Gadget

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Verified Buyer


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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Verified Buyer


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!!!

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