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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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2 9-26-2012
Mediocre at best

First of all these aren't that sharp. It takes considerable effort with my set at least to notch bone.

The sizes marked on the handles wore off on my FIRST use. Fantastic. Each edge is not labeled.

I thought stewmac was supposed to be a bastion of quality. I'm not impressed.

Luke MacNeil  Uxbridge, MA
4 9-18-2012
Good starting kit.

Not my favourite for this job, but a close second! Don't drop them! (they chip easily) If you take care of them, they will serve you well for a long time.

Greg Robinson - Guitar & Amplifier Technician  Melbourne, Australia Read my reviews (54)
4 9-14-2012
Good file set but is missing one thing..

This is a great file set. I use it for nuts, saddles and a few other random things. Only thing is it could really use a .010 and a high .04? Other than the .42....just a big jump to .050

Great product  Kihei, hawaii Read my reviews (2)
5 8-07-2012
Essential Items

I have not found any general tools which can be used to file nut slots accurately. I purchased 4 files to cover 12 gauge strings and classical strings and have used them on an OM and a classical guitar with good results. These tools provided the most cost effective option for me.

James Murphy  Plymouth England Read my reviews (12)
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4 6-06-2012
Gauged Nut Files

I own the entire set and really like them. The only thing I do not like is that they are not indicated as to which side of the file is which size. This needs to be etched on the file for quick reference.

Craig Wells  Stockton, CA
5 5-31-2012
Fine detail work made easy

These are the finest files I have ever used. The burrs are extremely fine, accurately made, and very sharp.

C. Dobson  Hastings, Ontario Read my reviews (2)
4 5-02-2012
Nice Files!

A nice addition to the toolbox, especially good for basses. Marked sizes would be nice, but two minutes with a Sharpie and its done.

SteveVan  West Vancouver Read my reviews (3)
4 4-02-2012
nut files

good tools but I too would like to see them more clearly labeled, have more useful sheaths and include a .010 and .015 to use on mandolins.

Steve Gomes  Santa Rosa, CA Read my reviews (2)
5 4-01-2012
Double edge Nut Files

These are 1000x's better than the straight files that get stuck in the slot !!!! Because there are files on the sides and it is tapered, it smoothly cuts the slot in a V shape without gettig stuck. I've given them a 5 star even though I've only used them once.

Edward King  Staunton Va. Read my reviews (4)
5 3-21-2012
Double-edge Nut Files

Work excellent, even on man-made products.

Ken S.  Canada Read my reviews (4)
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