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desh

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I want to cut some slots into a new bridge (going to attempt my first jawari) I can't seem to find fine enough saw blades to do so (checked home depot and other hardware stores) .
Can those experienced in setting up bridges please advise on what type of saw and blades to use and where I can purchase these ?
BTW I string my sitar in the gandhar pancham style.

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trippy monkey

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I've used those little hacksaw blades you can buy.

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hi go to a hobby store and get an exacto razor saw with a .010 kerf and a handle to go with it. this you can use to make your initial cuts. you can used a small v shaped file to enlarge the cuts, or what i have used.... get a welding tip cleaning file set. these are inexpensive on ebay; a little tin with round wire type files of graduated diameters. you will need to know the size of your strings and then find the appr. file size. they will only last for a couple of complete bridge jobs but they work for me Dan
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The Xacto razor saws come in .010 and .012. The .010 will cover the taraf, chikari and the .012 will do the Ma string and the two steel guys between the bronze and the chikari. The bronze string can be slotted with a $3.00 folding hobby saw available at Home Despot or any decent hardware store. Regarding the V files - Better not. Keeping a vertical wall side in that slot keeps the string in place as it needs to be. This also helps to avoid creaking of the Ma string when eMeendiated. I'll look into the welding tip file set. That sounds promising. Cheers!
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Emeendiated? I like it 8)
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Thanks everyone, that was exactly the advice I needed !
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