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Guitar Fret Slotting Table Saw Blade for luthiers and guitar makers. See original listing
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Tool is not new but works perfectly. It is made of stainless steel and rarely used.

Jul 02, 2013 14:03:41 PDT
US $82.00
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San Antonio, Texas, United States


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Condition: Used : Split the cost with friends
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Seller Notes: Tool is not new but works perfectly. It is made of stainless steel and rarely used.


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Fret Slotting Table Saw Blade
Stewmac.com (search box 1557)

Labor saver!

Now you can slot fingerboards quickly, cleanly and precisely, for any scale length, right on your own table saw. Ideal for production work, this is the same model 100-tooth high-topped steel blade we use here at our factory.
The outer edge of the .060" blade is specially hollow-ground to cut .023"-wide slots for our fretwire. This custom shape cuts more smoothly, and eliminates the need for an additional blade stiffener. 5/8"-diameter arbor required.
Blade dimensions
Diameter 6" (152.40mm)
Thickness .060" (1.52mm)
Width of cut .023" (0.58mm) on the outer 1/4" (6.35mm) edge
New $92
Used it once so My price is $82..

Fret Slotting Table Saw Blade

i-4915 Updated 12/11

Our fret scale templates are designed for use with our #1557 Fret Slotting Table Saw Blade, and with our Fret Slotting Miter Box.

Using the template with a table saw
For accuracy, your table saw's miter gauge should fit snugly into the table's slot, and slide smoothly without side-to-side play. Set the miter fence at exactly 90 degrees to the saw blade.

Make an auxiliary wooden fence that is straight and parallel, and fasten it to the face of the miter fence as illustrated. This wooden fence must be at least as long as the fingerboard you're slotting, and its center point should line up with the saw blade. Once attached, adjust the saw blade to the correct height for your fret slots, turn on the saw, and make a cut in the auxiliary fence.

Install the supplied 1/16"-diameter indexing pin into the fence, so that its distance above the saw table is equal to the thickness of the fingerboard plus 3/64". The pin should protrude from the fence 1/16" to 3/32". Don't locate the pin directly above the blade—offset it slightly to avoid cutting into it by accident (see illustration). You can offset the pin to the left or right of center, but make allowance for the offset when you attach the template to the fingerboard. Make sure there's enough wood on each end of the blank fingerboard before you make a cut.

Prior to slotting, true one or both edges of the blank fingerboard. Attach the fret scale template to the back of the fingerboard with double-stick tape. Choose one of the two scales, and be sure the notched edge you're using is flush to the trued edge of the fingerboard. The edges of the fingerboard and template together will rest against the miter fence.

To slot the board, engage the template notch on the indexing pin in the fence, with the fingerboard face down on the table. With the blade height adjusted to cut the desired fret slot depth, cut the slot all the way across. Lift the fingerboard and template away from the saw before you pull the fence back through the running saw blade. Advance the template, slot by slot, until you've cut all the fret slots.

Remove the fret scale template from the fingerboard with a flexible, thin-bladed knife or scraper.

Optional Shooting Board: For the most accurate work, build a "shooting board," a sliding platform with a long fence and two guides fastened to the bottom that slide through both the right and left slots on the table-saw top. This makes for square, accurate cross-cutting.

Fender 25.5" scale: After cutting all the slots, recut the first slot with the saw blade raised so that it will cut through the entire fingerboard. This is the peghead end of the fingerboard.

Using the template with our Fret Slotting Miter Box
Our Fret Slotting Miter Box is made for use with either of our fret saws: #5744 Fret Slotting Saw and #5755 Japanese Fret Saw. When used with our notched Fret Scale Templates, the Miter Box is a quick and easy way to cut slots for popular scale lengths. The sidewalls keep the saw square, and hold it snugly in alignment. The guide blocks on the sidewalls move up and down to adjust the saw's depth of cut.

Fasten the template to the back of the fingerboard with double-sided tape. Set the saw depth by cutting into a waste portion at the end of the fingerboard, adjusting the guide blocks up or down until the depth of cut is satisfactory. With the template taped to the bottom, engage a template notch into the indexing pin on the fixed sidewall of the Miter Box. Set the two adjustable sidewalls so that the saw moves freely back and forth in the guide blocks, yet is held firmly without side-to-side play. Once these adjustments are completed, saw a fret slot, lift and move the template/fingerboard to the next notch, and saw the next slot. When all the slots are cut, separate the fingerboard from the template with a thin-bladed knife.

The Miter Box can also be used without the notched template. It's helpful to place a spacer under the fingerboard to replace the thickness of the template—this way you don't need to re-adjust the saw if your fingerboard stock is of uniform thickness. When using this setup for custom scale lengths, carefully mark the desired fret positions on the fingerboard and saw accurately on your marked lines.




I'm selling all of my industrial and hand tools, many parts. 
I was injured on active military duty and after several years, my medicine cocktail isn't working well anymore.
My equilibrium and motor skills have made guitar making impossible presently, so I'm selling all of my
industrial and hand tools, many parts. I am listing them slowly so see the list below
(which are also listed separately and
if you see several that you want, I can combine them for a good discount.

The following are listed separately here on eBay. Contact me if you want to know more or be advised when the auctions are started.
I plan to contact the guitar stores locally and Woodcrafters to invite them to visit my home to see everything - that means I reserve the right to stop the auction for local sale.
All prices are negotiable within reason.
12%! If you buy more than one of these items, the most expensive of your choices will be at my price, other lesser priced items will be discounted 12%. 
First; the heavy tools for freight shipping (I'll pick up the extra shipping over $65.)
**Explosion proof Spray Booth with 4 explosion proof fans for 720cfm. (Regular electric fans are prohibited by OSHA and insurance would not pay for fires).
**Two Grizzly full size Birch Workbenches (will sell separately). See Grizzly.com and search box:
    H7724 60" Birch Workbench with Drawers (with end vise) great shape! New $425. My price $300.
    H7721 78" Maple Workbench (with end vise) also in great shape! New $625. My price $475.
**Bosch 4100-09 10-Inch Worksite Table Saw with Gravity-Rise Stand 
    (Also listed is the Stewart MacDonald table saw blade for cutting super time-saving and perfectly accurate guitar fret slots)
    Used exactly 105 passes over five 2 1/2" guitar fingerboards, each with 21 fret slots.
    New price $570. My price $395.

**Large Grizzly 12 Speed Heavy-Duty 14" Floor Drill Press.
    See Grizzly.com and search box: G7944
    New $355, My price $275
And now, the smaller tools for standard shipping and a 5% discount for multiple items:

Stewmac.com (search box 3814)
Notched Straightedge - Electric Guitar
Made of machined stainless steel, satin-finished for easy marking with a pencil (cleans off easily). The notched straightedge has become a standard for evaluating fretboards.
The notches fit right over the frets so you can check the straightness of the fretboard itself, without the interference of worn or badly-seated frets.
Length 16-1/2" (420mm)
Width 1-1/2" (38mm)
Thickness .130" (3.25mm)
New $79
My price is $69.
Stewmac.com (search box 4918)
Dual Fret Scale Templates - Bass Guitar
4918   Bass 34" and 35" scales 
Accurate fret slots without guesswork
Designed for use with our Fret Slotting Miter Box, or your shop table saw. Each of these templates has notches for two different fret scales. Includes an indexing pin and instructions. Durable stainless steel.
For use with a table saw: Install the supplied index pin in the fence of your table saw. Attach a template to the back of the fingerboard. On your table saw, align the blade perpendicular to the fingerboard, and saw the slots with the template side up. We recommend a Fret Slotting
Table Saw Blade. For use with a luthier's miter box: Simply attach a template to the back of the fingerboard, and saw each fret slot after locating the index pin (preinstalled in our miter box) in the corresponding template notch. We recommend our Fret Slotting Miter Box.
New $41
My price is $33
Stewmac.com (search box 1557)
Fret Slotting Table Saw Blade
Now you can slot fingerboards quickly, cleanly and precisely, for any scale length, right on your own table saw. Ideal for production work, this is the same model 100-tooth high-topped steel blade we use here at our factory.
The outer edge of the .060" blade is specially hollow-ground to cut .023"-wide slots for our fretwire. This custom shape cuts more smoothly, and eliminates the need for an additional blade stiffener. 5/8"-diameter arbor required.
Blade dimensions
Diameter 6" (152.40mm)
Thickness .060" (1.52mm)
Width of cut .023" (0.58mm) on the outer 1/4" (6.35mm) edge
New $92
Used it once so My price is $ 82..

Stewmac.com (search box 4457)
Dual-grit Diamond Fret File 2 grits in 1 file!
A versatile no-chatter file for crowning frets.
Sold separatly are Narrow and Wide files. If you buy both I will discount the second 20%.
Steel insert with 150 and 300-grit industrial diamond-coated concave cutting surfaces in ONE file for crowning frets. It's angled shape gives extra clearance over the guitar body at higher frets. Our unique Dual-grit Diamond Fret File is two files in one, featuring an angled steel insert with 150 and 300-grit industrial diamond-coated concave cutting surfaces for crowning frets. Switching from one grit to the other is quick and easy; simply unsnap the file from the handle, turn the file around, and snap it in place again. The bent file shape is designed to give you extra clearance over the guitar body for shaping the higher frets. Diamond-coated cutting surfaces work on the forward and backward stroke without chattering, giving you better control for smoothly rounding the tops of the frets. The shape of the handle and 5-1/2" overall length make the tool comfortable to hold, efficient, and easy to control. Diamond fret files are the best way to recrown your frets! Unlike traditional fret files, diamond files cut in both directions, they don't chatter or leave chatter marks, and the fret is smoother after crowning. These files are being used by repair shops and major manufacturers all around the world. Our diamond fret files have concave cutting edges, one for medium and small fret wires and one for wide fretwire. Each edge is electro-coated with micro industrial diamonds. These super-tough abrasive surfaces round the frets more smoothly than standard toothed files, for cleaner filing without chatter marks. Because the diamond particles cut on the forward and backward strokes, you get better control over your work and the job goes much faster.
Sold individually or SAVE when you buy both.
New $68
My price is $50.

Stewmac.com (search box 3850)
Precision Straightedge 18"
For accurate fretting and neck evaluation.
I put off buying this straightedge because of the (necessarily) high price but once I did, I regretted that I didn't purchase it in the very beginning stage of building my business.
"This straightedge is made specifically for checking neck straightness and relief, evaluating truss rod adjustments, and pinpointing high or low frets. Four versatile lengths are available for working on any fretted instrument, from mandolins to guitars to basses. The narrow beveled edge allows easy and accurate viewing of the gap between the edge and the surface being checked. Made of durable stainless steel with a satin finish for easy marking with a pencil, each straightedge is precision-machined for accuracy to .0015". These straightedges are also ideal for laying out projects on wood or paper, and for setting up table saws, jointers and other shop equipment."
New $52
My price is $ 47.
Stewmac.com (search box 5262)
Mini Air Pump
A gentle air stream helps keep the routed or cutting area dust-free for more accurate pearl cutting, inlaying, and freehand routing. Includes 4-foot connector hose.
Attaches to listed Precision Router Base 'and' the Pearl Cutting Jig
This 120-volt AC electrical appliance has a U.S. standard Type A plug with two flat parallel prongs, ungrounded.
New $15
My price is $10

Two genuine German Klemmsia Cam-Action Clamps - 7-3/4" x 4-1/4"
Stewmac.com makes a "copy" of the original (German trademark - not US) for $17 each.  See the copy at Stewmac.com search 3721.
Here's a solution when multiple cam clamps must be closely spaced around a curved edge, and the cam levers interfere with each other: we've simply replaced the cam lever with a thumbscrew. A camless clamp!
The camless clamp allows tighter placement with easier operation and finer control of clamping pressure. These high quality clamps are made of hardwood and steel, for years of daily use. The jaws have protective cork lining. The small clamp has 4-1/2" (114.3mm) depth
New $18 each (36 for 2)
My price is $ 30 for both..
Stewmac.com (search box 4560)
Tune-o-Medic Bridge and Tailpiece Tools (Complete set of 3 tools $88. Save $8.)
Installing, adjusting, and replacing Tune-o-matic guitar bridges and 'stop' tailpieces is daily work in busy guitar shops. Our New $Tune-o-Medic tools: the Bridge Jack, Post Tool and Stop Tailpiece Wrench make the work faster and easier!
1. Tune-o-Medic Bridge Jack
Adjust Tune-o-matic bridges quickly without loosening the strings using the same tool Gibson used in their original Kalamazoo factory. Lift a Tune-o-matic with this jack and you can adjust the thumbscrews up or down freely, and without pressure from the strings you'll no longer damage the plating on the hardware. With the Bridge Jack, you can even hold the guitar in the playing position and jack up the bridge with one hand while watching the 12th-fret action when it looks right, spin the thumbwheel to hold that height. The stainless steel Bridge Jack includes thick self-adhesive felt padding to help protect the guitar top. An extra pad and instructions are included.
2. Tune-o-Medic Post Tool
When Tune-o-matic bridge posts are bent, the bridge leans and intonation suffers. It becomes hard to turn the thumbwheels to set the bridge height, and the threaded posts may even be uncomfortable against the player's hand. The Post Tool makes it easy to remove, install or straighten these posts.  Interchangeable threaded brass inserts (6-32 thread for Gibson, and M4 x.75 thread for imports) snap into the Post Tool's handle. Simply thread the tool onto the post until it's flush against the thumbwheel, tighten the wheel against the tool, and hold the two together to turn the post for installation, removal, or height adjustment.  Instructions are included we also include matching drill bits for correctly reinstalling the posts in New $holes when needed.
3. Stop Tailpiece Wrench
The Stop Tailpiece Wrench has a thick screwdriver tip recessed into a smooth-walled socket that fits the 1/2" (12.70mm) diameter tailpiece stud snugly. The socket keeps the wrench centered, to protect the stud's plating and avoid accidents that could mar the guitar top. Made of tool steel, with a durable plastic handle. Our thanks to guitar techs Paul Verticchio and Jerry Barnstable for suggesting this tool. Overall length is 7-3/4" (196.85mm). Inside diameter of the socket is 17/32" (13.49mm). This tool will work on tailpiece studs with 17/32"
(13.49mm) maximum diameter.
**If you want to buy individually:
4557   Bridge Jack $37 new/ my start 31.
4559   Post Tool $25 new/mystart 19
4618   Stop Tailpiece Wrench $34 new/my start 30
**If you buy the complete set of 3 tools my start is $88
Stewmac.com (search box 5243)
Pickguard Bevel Cutter bit
This special 45-degree bit cuts a clean, uniform bevel around the edge of a laminated pickguard. The carbide-tipped cutter has a 1/4"-diameter shank and 1/2"-diameter ball bearing guide.
New $26
My price is $ 21.

Template sets.
All of these templates are transparent acrylic routing templates are laser-cut for smooth-edged precision. They ensure proper router placement on a guitar body, eliminate guesswork and produce cleaner results. We recommend ball-bearing router bits for best results.They can be positioned with countersunk screws or double-stick tape. 3/16" (4.76mm) thick.
__Stewmac.com (search box 1094)
Body cavity route template. Transparent acrylic template to rout for Gibson humbucking pickup. New $5.55
__Stewmac.com (search box 1117) Set of 2 Control Cavity Templates. New $16.75
Set of two templates for the cavity in the body, and the recess shape for flush mounting the cover plate.
Both are UNUSED1 never opened:
Both New were $22
My price is $18 for "both".
New and used parts and accessories coming soon (original packaging; perfect for the professional luthier and guitar business owners).
I'm talking about new Gibson and Fender parts, accessories (polish/new owner manuals/pick packages...), pickup covers, control cavity plates, pickguards, wiring harnesses, shielding tape, binding tape, nut blanks, a huge collection of Stewmac screws for everything on a guitar. etc... etc...
Also selling climate control dried lumber - flamed maple fingerboards, flamed maple body blanks, mahogany body blanks...

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