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Knew Concepts fret saws

Knew Concepts fret saws

Knew Concepts fret saws are manufactured to the highest standards by Lee Marshall. His approach to design is that all improvements are “backward compatible” to the older product. That way, you the customer, are always supported throughout the life cycle of anything that is made by Knew Concepts. These tools are for those who seek a more efficient and rewarding use of their time and skills. Made in the USA. Additional information

Knew Concepts sawframes come with only one blade! Blades you find here:
Blitz, Tornado and Finis fretsaw blades
Pegas fretsaw blades

3 inch Fret Saw with Screw Tension
made by Knew Concepts
The screw tension saw was the origin of the Knew Concepts Fret saw line. It is the economy model. It provides extremely precise blade tensioning simply by turning the knurled tension nut at the top of the frame.
Instructions screw tension saw (PDF 2.5 MB)
Height of bow (cutting depth) 3 inch (75 mm)
for blade length 130 mm
Picture left 3 inch saw
Code 322501CartPrice € 62.00

5 inch Fret Saw with Screw Tension
Same as above but cutting depth 5 inch (125 mm)
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Code 322511CartPrice € 65.00
3 inch Fret Saw with Lever Tension
made by Knew Concepts
Designed for rapid, repetitive blade changes (when piercing for example). The tension does not change when re-setting the blade. Simply flip the lever forward to release tension, re-position and clamp the blade, and flip the lever to the rear, and you are sawing.
Instructions lever tension saw (PDF 2.5 MB)
Height of bow (cutting depth) 3 inch (75 mm)
for blade length 130 mm
Picture left 3 inch saw
Code 322502CartPrice € 79.00

5 inch Fret Saw with Lever Tension
Same as above but cutting depth 5 inch (125 mm)
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Code 322512CartPrice € 84.00

3 inch Fret Saw with Lever Tension and Swivel Blade Clamps
made by Knew Concepts
Designed to swing the rear of the frame out of the way. The ability to set the frame into a "neutral corner" frees you to saw into areas that were never possible before. It swivels 45° degrees either to the Right or the Left, and has a lock at the “straight ahead” position. Truly the ultimate in saws.
When you are going for fine detail work, such as inlay or marquetry and are using an Optivisor for seeing the line, by swiveling the frame to the detented 45 degree position (either R or L), the frame will not bump into your headgear. Picture: work with optiviser
Instructions lever tension saw (PDF 2.5 MB)
Height of bow (cutting depth) 3 inch (75 mm)
for blade length 130 mm
Picture left 3 inch saw
Currently not in stock!
Code 322503Cart Price € 109.00

5 inch Fret Saw with Lever Tension and Swivel Blade Clamps
Same as above but cutting depth 5 inch (125 mm)
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Code 322513CartPrice € 115.00

8 inch Fret Saw with Lever Tension and Swivel Blade Clamps
Same as above but cutting depth 8 inch (200 mm)
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Code 322523CartPrice € 127.00
3 inch Titanium Fret Saw with Lever Tension and Swivel Blade Clamps
made by Knew Concepts
The strongest, most rigid Fret Saw available on the market today! Its spine is a welded titanium beam, the blade is tensioned with a Lever that can tension blades so tight they “ping” with notes never heard before, makes turns that are tighter than ever before, and the blade clamps lock at 45° left, 0°, 45° right. Weighs only 6.0 ounces (170 g).
When you are going for fine detail work, such as inlay or marquetry and are using an Optivisor for seeing the line, by swiveling the frame to the detented 45 degree position (either R or L), the frame will not bump into your headgear.
Instructions lever tension saw (PDF 2.5 MB)
Height of bow (cutting depth) 3 inch (75 mm)
for blade length 130 mm
Picture left 3 inch saw
Code 322505CartPrice € 225.00

5 inch Titanium Fret Saw with Lever Tension and Swivel Blade Clamps
Same as above but cutting depth 5 inch (125 mm)
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Code 322515CartPrice € 248.00

8 inch Titanium Fret Saw with Lever Tension and Swivel Blade Clamps
Same as above but cutting depth 8 inch (200 mm)
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Code 322525CartPrice € 259.00

Additional information

To adjust the the blade screw clamps or to convert the saw to left-handed you need an 5/64 inch allen key. If you do not have one we recommend to buy it with the saw. See here a video how to adjust or readjust the blade screw clamps. Another video shows how to properly install and tension the blade. This video shows how to convert your saw from right to left-handed.

Do not omit to have a look to the Knew Concepts Coping Saw!

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