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04-21-2011, 05:41 AM

been looking at a fret saw in lee valley catalogue .

it cuts a .021 kerf.

i was under the impression .023 was the prefered kerf width?/

thx eor

04-21-2011, 09:34 AM
For what is .023 the prefered kerf width?

If you are talking about cutting fret slots then two thou' is hardly going to be noticeable. The fret wire I use is said to require a 0.6mm slot but I use a Japanese Ikedame slotting saw with a kerf of 0.5mm and it works fine. Maybe I just hit the fret wire a little harder.