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Gauged Nut Slotting Files

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Our tempered edge-cut nut files produce round-bottom slots, to ensure that the strings seat properly in the nut without buzzing.

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Item# Description In stock Price Quantity
0821 0.010" width Yes

0823 0.013" width Yes

0827 0.016" width Yes

0828 0.020" width Yes

0829 0.024" width Yes

0830 0.028" width Yes

0831 0.032" width Yes

0832 0.035" width Yes

0833 0.042" width Yes

5313 0.046" width Yes

0834 0.050" width Yes

0835 0.056" width Yes

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Each chrome-alloy steel file has twin 4" cutting edges. Among our most popular tools, these professional files help you get the job done quickly and correctly.

What files do I need?
Choose nut slotting files that are the same size or no more that a few thousands larger than your individual string gauges. A smaller file can also be rocked side-to-side to widen a slot to the desired size. For example, you can cut a .043" slot with a .042" file by moving it around a bit.

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Gauged Nut Slotting Files
Gauged Nut Slotting Files
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5 5-02-2013
Great tool

Stew Mac has the best tools to keep your guitar in top notch shape.

Rick W  Long Island NY Read my reviews (3)
5 4-27-2013

Cuts straight and fast. I don't like Double-edge Nut Files from Stewmac, but this is great tool.

Andrew Vaganov  Russia, Ul'yanovsk Read my reviews (3)
5 4-25-2013
Work very well

I used these to slot the saddles on my 2 Les Paul guitars. If you replace your bridge and/or saddles, you will need to order a set of these matching your string sizes. These work well on saddles also. I have even used them on titanium saddles and they worked just fine.

pdroller  USA Read my reviews (2)
5 4-17-2013
great files

I've purchased these over the years. Two files were dull quickly. Probably from bad batch and Stewmac Customer Service sent me replacements. kudos for the services and the files.

Ben B  Jakarta Read my reviews (3)
5 4-06-2013
Right tools for the job

After trying everything including a fingernail file, I bit the bullet and ordered a set. The right tools sure make a difference from the initial cutting of the slots to touch ups later. String buzzing is now a thing of the past, thanks!

Ron Brown  Rapid City, South Dakota Read my reviews (19)
5 4-05-2013
It's a file

Cuts straight and fast.

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4 3-20-2013

It's impossible to file a slot for an .011 gauge string with a .012 gauge file. Thanks for making all of these sizes available

Fleer  Imperial, Mo. Read my reviews (29)
5 3-19-2013
Great tool

Has helped us in the workshop with a lot of fine tuning jobs.Thanks Stewart Mac

Richard c/-Thomos Guitar&Music  Australia Read my reviews (2)
4 3-16-2013
Great but be careful

These are nice quality files and do the job great. I'm a newbie so learn from my mistake: make sure you cut a wider slot than your string. As I was filing away and checking string height, I didn't realize the string wasn't seating all the way into the new slot. I ended up filing three of my slots way too deep. I found out days later when the strings finally worked their way all the way down. I've learned to rock the file side-to-side more than I anticipated.

JT McGuire  Los Angeles Read my reviews (3)
5 3-07-2013
Pro Results

Bottom line is if you want pro results you have to use pro tools, no way around it, as the saying goes, you get what you pay for.

txdg  Dallas,Tx
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