Essential Nut Making Tool Kit

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Ten-piece pro tool set! Our money-saving set of the basic tools you'll need for professionally shaping, laying out string spacing, and slotting a nut.

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Essential Nut Making Tool Kit

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Ten-piece pro tool set! Our money-saving set of the basic tools you'll need for professionally shaping, laying out string spacing, and slotting a nut.

These are the same quality tools we supply to busy repair shops! The kit is a great way to develop your skills with a modest investment in the proper tools.

Instructions included! "Nut Making and Setup," our guide to getting professional results. Read more

The kit includes:
Double-edge .012"/.020" nut file #4541
Double-edge .026"/.032" nut file #4542
Double-edge .036"/.042" nut file #4543
Double-edge .050"/.060" nut file #4544
Gauged .010" saw #3570
Feeler gauge set #1811
Nut & saddle vise #1816
Nut & saddle shaping files, set of 2 #4556
String spacing rule #0673


Product Instructions

Nut Making and Setup

How to replace a nut and setup your guitar, with setup specs from different players and factories.

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really good

By JSD from Europe
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, April 01, 2014


Good quality kit! I can also use the vice for a lot other stuff. Maybe it could be better if there were some markers on each side of the nut files which indicate the slot size! I do think this particular kit is pricey though.

Essential Nut Making Gem

By Matt Vince from England
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, February 27, 2014


Love it!! It makes nut and saddle alterations so quick and precise. I bought an unbleached nut also and with the instructions and some prior knowledge I crafted one in a couple of hours and it sounds great. I think every guitar workshop should have one.

U Need To Git Yourself One!

By Hefty Lefty from Columbia, SC
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, November 12, 2013


This kit does exactly as it's name implies. I highly recommend this kit along with the basic setup kit. These kits are good quality tools that will enable you to do setups and make nuts or saddles from the material of your choice. Order today because StewMac stocks them plus they have very fast shipping on all of their products.

Essential alright!

By Theo Chou from San Marino, CA
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, November 06, 2013


With patience and a good eye you can make an awesome nut by yourself. I used it to make my first guitar nut for a recent strat build and it was much better than expected. My strat plays better than his $3000+ guitar.

Very good tools

By Gianluca from Sassari, Italy
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, October 30, 2013


This set of tools are really useful and practical to use. The seller is excellent and fast in shipping, pity about the delays of DHL in Italy...

Great kit

By Kelly T from dededo,guam
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, October 21, 2013


This kit does what it is claimed to do and more, with the Mitchell cords can do any nut or saddle with ease, I did not expect to find so many uses for the nut vice though! (a few of my friends want to order one and they don't even work on stringed instruments.) I literally use the nut vice everyday for all the work I do outside of stringed instruments. Thanks StewMac

They named this kit well!

By Mike Tonn from Orient Ohio
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, October 14, 2013


You couldn't ask for a better set up in your tool box! You'll use it for a lot more than making nuts. The string gauge is brilliant, you'll want to kiss the guy that came up with the idea! Files and saw are top notch. The vise is worth it's weight in gold all day long, I use it all the time.

Well thought out kit

By XevKai from St.Clair Shores, Michigan
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, September 04, 2013


This kit is a perfectly well thought out kit for anyone working on guitars. Though I'd love to see the .105 guage added for basses, this set is everything you need and more to make nuts properly. The vise, feeler guages, and Shaping files will get much more use outside of just the normal nut making!

One of my most important purchases!

By JeffreyK from Ottawa, ON Canada
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, July 10, 2013


I'm a novice builder, and all my early efforts suffered from my problems to create a proper nut and saddle. This kit instantly improved my ability to build a playable instrument. Nicely made and do exactly the job they were intended for.

simply must have..

By CenseSence from Perak, Malaysia
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, April 02, 2013


Thus set is a must have set of tools to create your saddle and nut. The quality is very very good that stewmac really know what u want... The only complaint is the slotting files. I do need a little time to recognize which side is the right size hence...4 star. But it isn't hard. Just that it can be better.

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