Fret saws have always had a dilemma. Curved cuts go great until the frame gets in the way. Some of the better saws on the market address the problem by allowing the blade to pivot, but most require you to take the tension off the blade for adjustments or limit the travel to 90 degrees (or less). Blue Spruce Toolworks Ultimate Fret Saw frees you from these limitations with full 360-degree rotation under tension. That’s right, you can pivot the saw blade all the way around within the frame while you’re sawing. After a little practice you’ll find all you have to do is think about changing direction and it happens.
While free rotation is a game-changer when you’re doing fretwork and scrolling cuts, often when you’re trying to track a straight line (like cleaning out dovetails) you would prefer that the relationship between the blade direction and the frame remain constant. Blue Spruce Ultimate Fret Saw has you covered there, too. The same thumbwheels that unlock the blade for full rotation will lock the blade in any one of eight different positions…every 45 degrees around the clock.
Free rotation of the blade only works if the frame is rigid enough to maintain tension while it floats on a set of bearings. The frame of the Ultimate Fret Saw joins carbon fiber and precision-machined aircraft-grade aluminum into a truss that is lightweight, perfectly straight and fighter-jet strong.
The Ultimate Fret Saw uses standard 5-1/8" scroll saw blades. You'll find an amazing variety of tooth patterns and kerf thicknesses on the market, and they all fit.
Like most Blue Spruce Toolworks designs, you get to customize the look of your Ultimate Fret Saw exactly the way you want it. The body is available in 6 different anodized or Cerakote finishes, the hardware is available in either black or silver and the elegant, fluted handles come in Cocobolo or resin-infused Curly Maple.
If you’re ready for the freedom of full 360° rotation while you’re cutting, let us build you exactly the Ultimate Coping Saw or Ultimate Fret Saw you want. We promise to give it the same care and attention to detail we’ve put into every tool we’ve built since 2005.
Please note that due to current CITES regulations we are unable to ship African Blackwood, Cocobolo and other Rosewoods or dalbergia outside of the USA. Please do not order these options if your final shipping destination is not in the USA. Thank you for your understanding.