The best way to cut the slots for your frets is with a table saw fret slotting system. This will assure your frets are in the right position and your instrument will be intonated correctly.
The fret slotting kit contains the fret slotting template which includes the compensated fret spacing as used in the book and dvd for improved intonation as well as the standard spacing, UHMW runners for the table saw, a registration pin, and a dimensioned drawing for the sled. Kit is available in 650mm scale length only.
Cutting fret slots are best cut on a table saw with a template. This will yield the best results. The position of the frets is too important to risk cutting them by hand. To cut your fret slots on a table saw you will need a sled that will register the template and slide in the grooves of your saw.
The fret slotting template included in the kit has the compensated fret spacing as used in the book and dvd for improved intonation on one side and the standard rule of 18 spacing on the other.
Wooden runners are not recommended for your sled as they will expand and contract with changes in humidity. The fret slotting kit includes a set of UHMW runners for the grooves in your table saw. This material is ideal for this purpose as it will not change dimension with humidity.
The kit also includes the 3/32″ pin for registration of the template, the slotting template and a dimensioned drawing for the sled.
The blade, mdf and wood are not included. Blades that will work with this system are available at Stew Mac.
Included in this kit:
2- UHMW runners for the grooves in your table saw
3/32″ pin for registration of the template
650mm scale length fret slotting template
Dimensioned drawing for the sled
Blade, MDF and wood are not included.
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|Dimensions||11 × 4 × .5 in|