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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 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
5 2-21-2013
Simple is good.

I've tried many different tools and methods for nut slotting over the last thirteen years and have yet to find a more practical and effective means of getting the job done. I have yet to wear one out, even with a few MOP nuts in the mix. You might want to add a "backbone" to the .010" file however. I cut a couple strips of Ipe wood (very stiff) 1/16" X 3/16" X 5-7/8" and ca glued them down the center of each side of the file while holding everything perfectly flat. The wood gives it a nice grip while keeping it straight and rigid. A little bevel on the business end and it still slips into the protective sleeve it came in. I use a little white paraffin to lube the files when they get "bindy" in bone or MOP. Great little (simple) tools.

Martin Brunkalla, Luthier  Marengo, IL
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4 2-14-2013
Tools that perform better than expected.

I recently purchased these nut slotting files and found them to be the perfect solution to a deceptively simple task. Especially for the larger A and E strings

Bagotti  Arkansas City, Ks
2 1-10-2013
Cuts SLOW!

I've only used them on a pre-slotted, plastic nut so far, and it took forever just to deepen the existing cuts a little bit. Like sawing tree branches with a butter knife.

Dude Guyman  Twin Lake, MI. Read my reviews (3)
5 1-02-2013
great tool

works exactly as advertised. Watch out - it's easy to cut too much! The narrower they are, the faster they cut.

Gunner3160  Ogden UT Read my reviews (3)
5 12-21-2012
Excellent files

Excellent file for making exact sized slots in nuts.

RIX  Sacramento, CA Read my reviews (2)
4 12-08-2012
Working perfectly, should be better protected

For the job, these files work perfectly. The only drawback is that the paint on the handle end gets smudged in minutes of use, so in order not to lose the gauge markings I had to wrap all my files' ends in clear scotch tape for protection. An extra coat of clear lacquer on the handles would be welcome.

Eros Nicolau  Bucharest, Romania
5 12-05-2012
Nut Files

Very easy to use and saved me a ton of time. Last nut I cut with swiss files. Turned out good, but since I intend to build several more instruments, seemed like an easy purchase to justify. So much easier to fine tune the depths.

MarkD  Illinois Read my reviews (3)
5 11-25-2012
Nut Files

There is no substitute for having a quality tool to work with. Having tried using a cheap gas torch tip cleaner on previous projects, the StewMac Nut files are the only way to go. The control, ease and speed of task time is appreciated.

DomenicD  West Chester PA USA
5 11-23-2012
Fast Job

This tools definitely allows you to make the job in minutes and whit great results

omarintintin  Mexico City
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