Turn an ordinary handheld drill into a precise tool for fret marker inlays. The Dot Locator references the fingerboard taper and the fret slots to accurately and repeatably position your drill bit in the perfect location for dot inlays. With two different widths of points that fit into the fret slots, this handy jig can handle most fretboards- from ukuleles to baritones. The jig can even tackle off center dots such as double dots on the 12th fret.
Using a dot size other than 1/4″? The Dot Locator is still the most accurate way to mark locations for drilling dots. Simply use a transfer punch to mark the board and then drill.
Don’t forget to use a high-quality drill bit and a depth stop collar.
**The Dot Locator is intended for use on flat fretboards, prior to establishing the radius.**
Locating fret markers was always a struggle before the Dot Locater came along. Its unique design makes this job super easy to drill the fret marker dots and to get it bang on every time. It’s definitely one of my favorite tools in my shop!