Knew Concepts Knewsletter: Issue #1

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Knew Concepts fret saw frames have evolved to an amazing and sophisticated design. Light weight, sturdy and strong make the Knew Concepts saws a perfect tool for your craft. Much of the evolution has been an ongoing process with ideas from crafts person such as yourself, and problem solving solutions from our skilled workers here at our shop.


Common Questions

Over the years we have had numerous questions regarding our saws. In these knewsletters we will address one common question per issue.

Question: Which saw is right for me?

Answer: We have been asked this question numerous time throughout the years, and we have finally produced an easy way for you to find out exactly which saw is right for you. Visit our Which Knew Concepts fret saw is right for me? webpage that will explain which saw is right for you in a simple to understand decision tree, made up of yes/no answers based on your preferences and your crafts.

If you don't see the question/answer you're looking for, visit our saw instructions page for helpful videos, images, and downloadable saw instructions.

More Bettah Ukuleles

Artist Spotlight

Chuck Moore of More Bettah Ukuleles is an master custom ukulele builder who lives and creates on the beautiful big island of Opihikao Hawaii. He uses the Knew Concepts saw for cutting abalone, ivory, and black pearl inlays for the headstock and fret marker on the neck of the ukulele. His custom designs and customer supplied drawings can be very intricate pieces of art that inspire people from all over the world.

Check out his beautiful work and process on his website at You might even want to buy a ukulele after seeing his works of art! I'm proud to know that our Knew Concepts saw is his fret saw of choice for such amazing work.

Titanium Birdcage Fret Saw

Featured Knew Concepts Saw Frame

The Titanium Birdcage Fret Saw is brand new to our family of fret saws. This fret saw is a powerhouse for precise cutting and maneuvering around for detailed objects. This is by far 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 music. Make turns that are tighter than ever before with the blade clamps that lock at 45° left, 0°, 45° right. This light weight saw weighs only 6-3/4 ounces, so you'll have plenty of enthusiasm to finish your project to perfection.

Purchase the Titanium Birdcage Fret Saw here.

The Red Saw

Why Is The Frame Red?

Studies have shown that the color red serves as an aid in performing detailed tasks. It’s a world wide phenomenon and is not language limited. My take on this is that it goes way back in time, and is part of our genetic makeup. To me, it makes sense that when you are cutting away at sinews, tendons, and masses of flesh way up inside body cavities of some large animal, and you are covered in blood, since there are no emergency rooms nearby, red will tend to focus the mind. Failure to pay attention to accuracy tends to weed out the ones that didn't pay attention. The Darwin principle at work.

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The Red Saw

Be Featured in a Knewsletter

We love to hear your thoughts about your craft projects while using our saws. Please feel free to write us and tell us what you’re working on. We will pick out one artist for every knewsletter to feature their project that was built with the Knew Concepts saw. We may also use your anecdote as a testimonial on our website.