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Forget getting an accurate fretslot with a new dremel - there's massive runout in the bearings, so you'll cut them way oversize. Just for giggles, try putting a cutter in a dremel mounted in a router base, and cut a straight channel using a fence.

Then, measure the diameter of the bit, and the width of the slot it cuts!

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At $17 a pop. You'd be better served with the stewmac/lmi table saw blade. Ive tried cutting .030 slots on the mill and it is so easy to cut too fast and break the bit. With a dremel.....forget it. Unless you have a cnc system I wouldn't touch these.

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Whats kind of funny though, is that if you read Dan Erlwines book on fretting, there are quite a few places he talks about cutting slots with a dremel router bit. It is usually for the glue in method, but he makes it seem like it is so easy. But as has been said, they are extremely thin and likely to break and you need a super tight dremel with NO run out.

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Whats kind of funny though, is that if you read Dan Erlwines book on fretting, there are quite a few places he talks about cutting slots with a dremel router bit. It is usually for the glue in method, but he makes it seem like it is so easy. But as has been said, they are extremely thin and likely to break and you need a super tight dremel with NO run out.

Dan uses the Dremel method for cleaning out existing slots when refretting, not for cutting new slots. He uses a bit significantly smaller than the slot too, or it will end up oversized as already mentioned.

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