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  • Best way to cut slot for 5-way blade switch?

    I have a Super Strat style body with rear mount controls that I need to cut the slot for a Strat 5-way switch. From what I have seen, these appear to have been been cut with a small circular blade. The slots look beveled at both ends like a circular blade plunge cut.

    Is there a Dremel attachment that will do this? he body is routed for rear mounted controls and the top is thin in that area.
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  • #2
    there is a dremel attachment that looks like a mini circular saw, it has a little bit of width to it and may do the trick. i would think it'd be pretty hard to get it straight though, may be if you tape a piece of metal to the pickguard and use it as a guide.

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    • #3
      Yes, my first choice would be one of those dremel saws. One of those oscellating tools with a wood blade might work as well. I'd practice first on something else before attempting in on your guitar. Both of those tools could mess up your guitar in a split second.

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      • #4
        use a rotozip with a blade attachment. works like a charm for me everytime

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        • #5
          Are you cutting a pickgaurd or into the wood? If wood, I would look to see if a Rotozip bit is the right width, it may be the easiest to use. They will fit in a Dremel tool, as I used them that way for home repairs. If into plastic, you can probably do the same, but I have used the Dremel cutoff wheels and files to clean up the slot.
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          • #6
            Sounds like a plan. A trip to Home Depot should do it.

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            • #7
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