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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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.

Ratings & Reviews

Essential Nut Making Tool Kit

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Everything you need!

By james147 from New York
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, November 14, 2012

I used this kit to build the nut on my last project and im sure it will be used for many nuts to come. the only issue is that the slotting files aren't marked on the actual file, i had to use my calipers to find the actual gauge then write it on the file in sharpie. However, they certainly help make a solid nut! the picture is my first nut ever

Excellent tool kit

By Jared Corgan from St Louis, Missouri
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Making a nut seems to be a art form that every guitar tech or luthier develops their own technique and skill set to achieve. This kit is definitely the nut builders palette and enables learning as much as improving and continuing to make great nuts.

Nut Vise

By juanleggcraig from philadelphia
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, August 29, 2012

i was givin a red and black nylon string guitar, that someone put a steel string nut on it and strung it up with steel strings, so it was a good practice guitar.

great to have

By Garry from Los Angeles CA
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, June 28, 2012

I recently got this kit after paying someone $60.00 to put a nut on for me , do the math

First Guitar

By Ken Pearcy from Georgetown, Tx
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, June 11, 2012

When I finally got down to the nut and the saddle I was concerned about if the guitar would even be playable. I waited to even order these tools until I had finished and installed the neck and bridge in case I got frustrated and used it for firewood next winter. After installing the nut with the use of this great tool set and going through the set up steps the enthusiasm returned. The guitar plays great. I am going to have to work on my finishing techniques but after this weekend I am starting to plan on my next one for my son. Thanks for your help and your great website and wonderful customer service. Ken - PS The tang nippers I ordered worked great.

Exactly what I needed

By el_hason from San Antonio, TX
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, February 08, 2012

This kit had exactly what I needed to tackle my first nut. I really like the simplicity and accuracy.

a dream

By LOVE THIS from Miami Fla USA
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, November 18, 2011

makes job alot easy then the old way great system

Don't make a nut without it

By M. Thomas Mike's Guitar Works from Manchester,TN
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, October 24, 2011

All of the items in this kit are needed to make a nut. Hence the name. These tools made the making of my first nut, in my new guitar repair shop ;almost painless. Moreover, the quality of the tools is great . They are also effective on projects other than guitars . Add them to your tool box . You will not regret it. The kit is expensive, but worth it . Plus, Stew-Mac also has excellent customer service.

Nut Making kit

By dangereye from charlotte nc
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, July 25, 2011

Very nice tools, really all you need to make a nut from scratch or tweak a needy nut. Excellent quality; can't imagine not having this kit in my shop.

Essential indeed!

By T Copley from Australia
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, May 15, 2011

All you need for making and shaping nuts. The files are perfect for shaping and precision work and the spaceing rule is indispensable. I am yet to find a use for the feeler guages and saw, plus the vice could use some holes where you can mount it to a bench permanently, rather than using a clamp or putting it into another vice to keep it in place.

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