The package includes: Fret Slotting Jig Base + Fret Scale Template Set + Fretsaw.
The jig simplifies slotting of guitar scale fretboards and includes everything necessary.
- Jig Base 525mm long x 78mm wide.
- Precision Fret Scale Template Set (Over 25 Inch & Metric sizes to choose from).
- 2.5mm Fixed Depth Luthiers Fretsaw 0.023" kerf (0.6mm).
- Datum Fret Slot Locator.
- 5x Spare Fretsaw Blades.
The jig is suitable for guitar scale fretboards up to 78mm wide.
STANDARD SCALES AND CUSTOM SCALES:
The jig is designed for guitar scale fretboards.
Jig Scale Range:
Inch scale lengths up to 27.5".
Metric scale lengths up to 700mm.
Please note 27" & 27.5" scales are also available with the Bass & Baritone jig version.
SOLID JIG BASE
The jig base is constructed from 20mm thick solid hardwood with aluminium plates fastened along each side. A grooved rubber covering on the top face provides firm support & grip for the fretboard.
For stability, we recommend that the jig is clamped in a vice. The solid base permits this without damage or crushing the jig sides. The base is also fitted with 4-rubber feet.
The jig can also be adapted for slotting 1-piece necks. A 1-piece neck attachment (optional) is available and designed for fastening onto the side fixing holes.
The jig is supplied with a 2.5mm depth fretsaw as standard. This can be substituted for an alternative depth if preferred. (Sanding the board radius will reduce the fret slot depth at the edges and the 2.5mm saw leaves suitable remaining depth for the majority fretwire). 5 blades are included with the saw.
FRET SCALE TEMPLATES
The package includes a set of Fret Scale Templates. For detailed information on their construction and use, please see the Fret Slotting Information page.
FRETBOARD SLOTTING JIG - WIDE VERSION - With Luthiers Fretsaw & Template Set
“I had been looking at various options for a fret slotting jig when I came across this one. I have to say, when the jig arrived I was very impressed with the quality, it really is a nicely made tool. Setting it up with the clear instructions takes only a couple of minutes and it is easy to use. Best of all, the results are simply wonderful. I am a hobby builder but the fretboards created using this jig with the included saw are absolutely perfect! I would definitely recommend this jig and I will be back to try more of these great tools as and when the need arises. Many thanks”. Rakesh S., Chelmsford, UK.