Did I buy the wrong Fret slotting saw?

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  1. Grim Reefer

    Grim Reefer TDPRI Member

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    I ordered a Hosco Dozuki fret saw with a 0.6mm Kerf and Black Smith brand (DHP 272C) fretwire that I now noticed is for 0.58mm fret slots. It´s just a +0.2mm difference, should I have gotten the saw with 0.53mm kerf saw instead? Items have yet to arrive...

    It says the Tang is 1.8, but it seems to be referring to the height not the width, can´t seem to find any info of tang+stud width either.

    Fret board is made of rosewood
     
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    I think you're ok.
     
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    You're fine, make sure you run a file along the edges of each slot to gently break the "corner" the saw will leave, and if the frets wiggle (they won't) you can wick some thin CA glue into each.
     
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    0.53mm = 0.021 inches which is what fret slots are usually cut at. It's the barbs on the tang that actually hold the fret in. An extra 0.003" probably won't make a significant difference.
     
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    Thanks guys!
     
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