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Double-edge Nut Files

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The most durable and efficient nut-slotting files available. Specially designed for nut slotting, each file cuts two different width slots.

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Double-edge Nut Files
  Item# Description In stock Price Quantity
4541 0.012" / 0.020" Yes

4542 0.026" / 0.032" Yes

4543 0.036" / 0.042" Yes

4544 0.050" / 0.060" Yes

4545 0.075" / 0.090" Yes

4546 0.105" / 0.120" Yes

4547 Set of 6 SAVE $11.72 Yes

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Each 9/16" x 7-5/8" (14.29mm x 193.67mm) steel file cuts on the edges only, and tapers from the center to a different thickness on each cutting edge. The set of six files does the work of twelve!

Sold individually or SAVE when you buy the set of all six files.

Rubber-coated handles give firm, comfortable control for the job. The complete set includes edge widths for filing round-bottom nut slots on most stringed instruments, including basses. Each file's cutting edge is approximately 3-7/8" (98.43mm) long.

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.

The most popular Double-edge Nut Files are included in the Essential Nut Making Tool Kit, which has all the basic tools you'll need for shaping, string-spacing, slotting and fitting string nuts like a pro.

Tip: Customize your files
We recommend that you mark on each side of your files so while working you can quickly tell the different gauge of cut.

Here's how: make a cut on a scrap piece of bone or wood with both sides of the nut file, then measure the width of each cut with feeler gauges to determine which side is which. Guitar strings of known gauges will also work as measuring tools in a pinch.

Once you have determined the proper edge, mark the file accordingly with a permanent marker.

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Double-edge Nut Files
Double-edge Nut Files
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5 10-13-2011
Nut Files

If sustain seems to be a problem having the correct file in hand can often cure the problem. Save by buying the set opposed to buying them separately. Low sustain can happen to any string. These files are actually two files in one as each edge is of a differnet gauge. Don't let low sustain drive you NUTS!

ThomasHouck  Oakton, Virginia, USA Read my reviews (6)
4 10-10-2011
easy job with this!!

This along with all the other nut files from Stewmac have been nothing less than spot-on.Ive had my others for 10+ yrs now and still cut perfectly!!
If I had a gripe it would be better to clearly label what side is what??

terry chapman  UK Read my reviews (12)
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5 9-15-2011
Double sided nut file

There is no doubt that the right tool makes the job easy. StewMac nut files are great,I'll be back for more. The workshop tips are fabulous! Keep them coming.

JB Lenoir  Australia
4 9-15-2011
Work great

These files work great. I don't mean to beat a dead horse, but the labeling is the reason for 4 stars. Not hard to figure it out, just a nuisance to have to label a new tool.

Mike T.  North Carolina, USA Read my reviews (24)
4 9-11-2011
very good

very good not yet excellent

nonuz  kuala lumpur Read my reviews (4)
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5 9-08-2011

Bought them 'cause we use the same files at our luthier school. Files work like a charm, very happy with it.

Artios Music  Belgium Read my reviews (4)
5 8-19-2011
double edge nut files...

Great files, the full kit covers all types of instrument, my only gripe is like others have stated the sizes are only printed in ink on the rubber sleeves which wear off quickly, good files though...

Rob the luthier  Scotland Read my reviews (8)
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4 8-02-2011
Great files.

I use these nearly every day. I've cut many nuts and even slotted the saddles on 2 tune o matic bridges. As long as you use with care, there's no reason these shouldn't last for a long time.
Only complaint is that the sizes don't go lower than 0.010" which is the only reason I gave it 4 stars rather than 5.

Chucka  Melbourne, Australia Read my reviews (8)
5 8-01-2011
mr fix it .

these were fantastic as they done the job i wanted to do ,definatley an investment thank you.

derek from england  england Read my reviews (2)
5 7-23-2011
bass gauge nut files

Solid feel. Fast accurate cutting. Well worth the price paid.

Spooky Dave  Michigan Read my reviews (3)
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